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Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Phantom Sequel Opening on Broadway March 2010

Filed under: Performing Arts — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 01:05

phantom.jpgFrom Playbill.com:

Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to The Phantom of the Opera that was previously set to open at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre in late October or early November, is now eyeing a London premiere “in March of next year, and on Broadway in the same season,” according to the composer, quoted in a Variety report from a press conference at the Eurovision Song Contest.

The original London cast will likely be led by Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess, who have previously respectively played the title role and Christine in the London and Las Vegas incarnations of The Phantom of the Opera, according to a previous report.  The creative team also includes director Jack O’Brien, lyricist Glenn Slater, choreographer Jerry Mitchell and music supervisor Gareth Valentine.

A recent casting notice offered this brief description of Love Never Dies: “In 1907 New York, the mysterious ‘Maestro’ who runs the theatre at Coney Island announces a one-off concert by legendary Parisian soprano Christine Daaé. Her arrival in New York with husband Raoul, Victome de Chagny and son Gustave, and their subsequent meeting with the ‘Maestro,’ bring the cataclysmic events of 10 years earlier at the Paris Opera crashing back into all their lives.”

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