Love Never Dies, the sequel to the biggest Broadway hit of all time, The Phantom of the Opera, will tour the United States!
Okay, okay, we hear you. “The sequel is NEVER as good as the original!” Who cares? And why compare Love Never Dies to the original Phantom? You shouldn’t. Just enjoy it for it’s own sake. And yes, we also hope it’s good.
Andrew Lloyd Weber spent 20 years working on a sequel to The Phantom, and finally produced a show in London’s West End a few years ago. Critics were not impressed, and even Weber himself said, “the show didn’t work.”
Weber turned the show over to new writers and producers, who completely rewrote and re-scored the play. The result was a hit when it played in Melbourne, Australia.
Will U.S. audiences have the same reaction as the Aussies? Or will American theater critics kill the young production in its crib with their distaste for sequels?
Andrew Lloyd Weber interview on the footage from the Melbourne, Australia debut of Love Never Dies that he recently released as a feature film. The stage production is coming soon to the U.S.
Official trailer of the movie, filmed from the stage production with original cast in Melbourne, Australia.
Ten years after the Paris Opera House “mysteriously burned down” The Phantom is back, and he desperately needs to hear Christine sing to give him inspiration.
The U.S. tour has been announced, but no dates are scheduled yet. Keep checking this website for updates.