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Friday, October 1, 2010

Love Never Dies Not Coming to Broadway in 2011

Filed under: Performing Arts — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 17:37

Playbill is reporting that Love Never Dies, the long-anticipated sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, will not open in Spring 2011 on Broadway as previously announced. This is disappointing news for sure. Here is Playbill’s coverage of the story:
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, which officially opened in London March 9 at the Adelphi Theatre, will not arrive on Broadway in spring 2011 as previously announced. A spokesperson for the musical confirmed to Playbill.com, “Love Never Dies will not be opening on Broadway this spring. Further news about the show will be announced shortly.” Mixed reviews and the recent illness of composer Lloyd Webber had prompted an earlier postponement. Originally, the sequel to the international hit The Phantom of the Opera had been scheduled for a November 2010 Broadway bow. In April it was announced that the musical would open at the Neil Simon Theatre in spring 2011. The New York Times previously said director Jack O’Brien and choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who staged the London production and were scheduled to repeat their duties for Broadway, had withdrawn from the project. No official announcement about their withdrawal has been made. The New York Post recently added that Lloyd Webber’s plan is to now mount two separate productions with two different creative teams in Australia and Toronto. He will then choose the stronger of those productions to bring to New York at a date to be announced.

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