1st Night TV: Lloyd Webber's Latest Love ArrivesDate: 10 March 2010
Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-awaited follow-up to his musical blockbuster The Phantom of the Opera, had its world premiere last night (9 March 2010, previews from 22 February) at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre, with a cast led by Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom and Sierra Boggess as his muse Christine.
Our TV partners at Reelkandi were there at opening night to interview the cast and creative talents behind this major new musical...
In Love Never Dies, the action is set in 1907, ten years after the conclusion of the original story. The Phantom has escaped to New York with Madame and Meg Giry and found success in the fairgrounds of Coney Island as a magician and entertainer. When he builds a new opera house, he persuades his old ingenue Christine Daae, now a huge star and married to her old flame Raoul, to sing for him once more...
Karimloo and Boggess are joined in the principal cast by Joseph Millson (as Raoul), Liz Robertson (Madame Giry) and Summer Strallen (Meg Giry). Love Never Dies has lyrics by Glenn Slater and is directed by Jack O’Brien, designed by Bob Crowley and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell.