LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spectacular follow-up musical to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will arrive on DVD in the US on May 29, 2012, and according to the Sydney Morning Herald, the show might have a future in Tokyo, Shanghai and Seoul. Andrew Lloyd Webber told SMH that he 'would like the show to tour Canada,' though he 'would not rush straight into Broadway.'
Lloyd Webber told SMH: 'I find film fascinating because you can get so much more from it, you are into the actors' thoughts in film. I want to go back to the West End, in due course. The fact is, we made a miscalculation closing when we did in London … In the last few weeks of the West End run, people really started to get into it but by then it was too late to extend the season because the theatre had another booking.'
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With lush visuals and a mesmerizing score that rivals the original in power and beauty, this live production of "Love Never Dies" finds Christine and the Phantom reunited in turn-of-the-century New York City after a decade apart.
"The Phantom of the Opera" premiered at Her Majesty's Theatre in London on October 9, 1986. It has won more than 60 major theatre awards, including seven Tony® Awards and three Olivier Awards, and became the longest-running show in Broadway history on January 9, 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance.
"The Phantom of the Opera" has grossed over $5.6 billion worldwide and been seen in 145 cities in 27 countries. Live productions of "The Phantom of the Opera" are currently playing in London, New York, Budapest, Las Vegas and Kyoto.