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Monday, March 18, 2013

Love Never Dies Gaining New Life

Filed under: Performing Arts — Dr. Christopher Blackwell @ 23:08


Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spectacular sequel to his smash hit musical The Phantom of the Opera, is getting some new life. Webber has called the work his third best-ever behind EVITA and the original Phantom. While I would argue this show is by-far better than both of those productions, Love Never Dies deserves a long and healthy life in the world of musical theater. Originally plagued by issues in its original London bow, the show was a financial disappointment and didn’t last a full year in the West End. Unfortunately, Webber was removed from that production as he battled prostate cancer. Luckily, Webber healed; and so did the show! Hiring a new production team and director (Simon Phillips of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), he brought the show to Melbourne, where in its reimagined form, won critical praise and adulation by audiences. The show was eventually filmed and released on DVD last year. Now, the Melbourne-based production is starting an 80-week tour in the UK with plans for the show to eventually come to North America and possibly even back to the West End depending on the success of its tour. Take a look at the Web Site for Love Never Dies, featuring news and tour dates below:http://www.loveneverdies.com/

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