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LOVE NEVER DIES Australian Leads to be Announced Next Week
by BWW News Desk - January 25, 2011
The continuation of Broadway's longest-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies will open in May 2011 at the Regent Theatre. It's now been announced that The Phantom and Christine will be revealed in Melbourne next week, in a special announcement that will also feature the pair singing two songs from the show ('Til I Hear You Sing and Love Never Dies) along with a full orchestra. Nearly 900 entertainers are said to have had auditioned for the parts.
Philips to Helm LOVE NEVER DIES in Australia; Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - January 19, 2011
The continuation of Broadway's longest-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies will open in May 2011 at the Regent Theatre in London. The Australian production will not be a carbon copy of the London production, and instead will have new design and a new director. Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) will direct, with Gabriela Tylesova behind the design. Guy Simpson, who worked with the Australian production of Phantom, will serve as music supervisor, and Graeme Murphy will choreograph. (more...)
TV: 12 Days of Christmas from LOVE NEVER DIES
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - December 16, 2010
The Love Never Dies cast and crew would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - and, of course, they're about to do it in true Coney Island style
We are pleased to present to you - the Love Never Dies 12 Days of Christmas:
LOVE NEVER DIES BLOG: More on the Love Never Dies Costumes
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - November 10, 2010
Love Never Dies Wardrobe Mistress Sandy Smith-Wilson gives us an insight into the fabulous costumes worn in the show, including how Christine's Gustav Klimt-inspired and Swarovski crystal-encrusted 'Opera Dress' was created and how the elaborate jewellery was put together by Set and Costume Designer Bob Crowley.
LOVE NEVER DIES BLOG: More From Behind the Scenes at the Adelphi
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - November 4, 2010
We've seen the Wigs Room and glimpsed the Wardrobe Department, and this time Love Never Dies Sandra O'Brien shows us the makeup, prosthetics and some more of the costumes used to create the Love Never Dies look on a walk around the Adelphi Theatre. We also take a sneaky nose around in Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo's dressing rooms - and get an exclusive peek at a banjo playing Phantom - before heading underneath the Adelphi stage for a look at the quick-change areas... (more...)
LOVE NEVER DIES BLOG: Backstage with the Wardrobe Department
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - October 26, 2010
Another sneaky peek behind the scenes as this time, Love Never Dies' Wardrobe Mistress Sandy Smith-Wilson talks us through the laundering, fixing, maintenance and day-to-day running of a West End theatre's Wardrobe Department - from costume changes to occasional malfunctions!
Webber Confirms LOVE NEVER DIES to Hit Toronto & Australia Next
by BWW - September 11, 2010
Interviewed this week on Michael Ball's UK television show, Andrew Lloyd Webber himself has confirmed that LOVE NEVER DIES will next be hitting Australia and Toronto (which he said will be the pre-Broadway production) with different teams in place in each city. No specific dates, timelines or names for casting or creative have been revealed.
RIALTO CHATTER: LOVE NEVER DIES Not Coming to Broadway; Headed to Toronto & Australia?
by BWW News Desk - September 1, 2010
Michael Riedel adds some additional details in today's New York Post including that they now plan to bring the production first to Toronto (directed by Craig Revel Horwood) and Australia with the best production to then head to Broadway.
Rialto Chatter: LOVE NEVER DIES Not Coming to Broadway This Season?
by BWW News Desk - August 31, 2010
According to the New York Times, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Love Never Dies' might not be making an apearance in Broadway's Spring 2011 season after all. Though a spokesperson for the Phantom sequel claims that the show is still set to play at the Neil Simon Theatre with a date to be announced for the Spring, the paper reports that director Jack O'Brian and choreographer Jerry Mitchell have left the production to focus on 'Catch Me if You Can'.
STAGE TUBE: LOVE NEVER DIES Blog: Meet The Gustavs
by BroadwayWorld TV - August 20, 2010
As the original team of six boys take their final bows at the Adelphi, we meet the new kids on the block who are stepping into their shoes (the eagle eyed among you will notice that we are one Gustave down as Tom is currently on holiday
LOVE NEVER DIES Blog: A Very Acrobatic Warm-up
by BroadwayWorld TV - July 14, 2010
In our latest video, cast member Jonathan Stewart takes us backstage to watch members of the LOVE NEVER DIES ensemble in action as they gear up for another show with their daily 'circus warm-up.' We just don't know where they get the energy from... (more...)
LOVE NEVER DIES Cast Album Tops Chinese Charts
by BWW News Desk - July 1, 2010
The Asian edition of the LOVE NEVER DIES album reached number one in China this week, Andrew Lloyd Webber announced on andrewlloydwebber.com. The album includes Chinese soprano Liping Zhang's Mandarin version of the title song. (more...)
LOVE NEVER DIES Blog: Summer Strallen on Meg - Part 3
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - May 20, 2010
In the third, and final, instalment of our dressing room interview with Summer - who plays Meg Giry - she tells us where her future plans lie, who her career role model is and talks of the pressures of coming from a show biz family
LOVE NEVER DIES Blog: Summer Strallen on Meg - Part 2
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - May 17, 2010
In the second part of our video interview with Summer Strallen, who plays Meg in the show, she tells us how the keeps the role fresh - and how she winds down after a show, especially one as emotional as Love Never Dies
STAGE TUBE: Sierra Boggess Sings 'LOVE NEVER DIES' on Over the Rainbow
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2010
LOVE NEVER DIES star Sierra Boggess sang 'Love Never Dies' from the sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA on the BBC's Over The Rainbow Reality TV show on May 16, 2010. (more...)
LOVE NEVER DIES Blog: More from Jo Miles
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - April 30, 2010
In the first of a two-part interview with Jo Miles - who, as Stage Manager for Love Never Dies, knows everything there is to know about the show - she talked us through what an 'average' day is like onstage and which actor she'd most like to see in a musical
LOVE NEVER DIES Blog: A Catch Up with Ramin...
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - April 21, 2010
In our latest blog, we head back to Ramin's dressing room to catch up on how he feels about the character of the Phantom, his pet peeves, and how he keeps the role fresh. (more...)
LOVE NEVER DIES Delayed to Spring 2011 Due to Complications with Webber's Health
by BWW News Desk - April 6, 2010
The New York Times has confirmed that LOVE NEVER DIES will now aim for a spring opening on Broadway due to Andrew Lloyd Webber's health problems. LOVE NEVER DIES was scheduled to open on Broadway on November 11, 2010. Reportedly, Webber is experiencing 'post-operative problems' from his recent treatment for prostate cancer, a rep for the production told the New York Times today. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, speculation of a delay began weeks ago following the tally of mixed reviews for the production, which opened at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End on March 9. (more...)
RIALTO CHATTER: LOVE NEVER DIES to Delay Broadway Opening to Spring?
by Rialto Chatter - April 2, 2010
Word is coming out this morning that the LOVE NEVER DIES opening on Broadway, which was scheduled for November 11, 2010 might be pushed into January/February or even to Spring in New York. (more...)
Photo Flash: New 'Front of House' Artwork for LOVE NEVER DIES in London
by BWW News Desk - March 21, 2010
LOVE NEVER DIES opened 9 March in London at the Adelphi Theatre and here's some new 'front of house' photos that just went up at the Adelphi from BWW's James Sims who's in London this week! (more...)
BWW TV: Katherine Jenkins Sings 'Love Never Dies' in New Music Video
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 13, 2010
BroadwayWorld.com is happy to present the brand new music video for a unique Katherine Jenkins & Andrew Lloyd Webber collaboration - the song Love Never Dies. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: LOVE NEVER DIES Opening Night Party
by BroadwayWorld TV - March 12, 2010
LOVE NEVER DIES opened 9 March in London at the Adelphi Theatre and here's some footage from the opening night gala! (more...)
LOVE NEVER DIES Blog: Ramin Karimloo Unmasked
by LOVE NEVER DIES Blog - March 9, 2010
To celebrate tonight's opening at the Adelphi, we bring you an interview with Ramin Karimloo who takes to the stage this evening as The Phantom. (more...)
Special Coverage of LOVE NEVER DIES Set for NPR's Morning Edition, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - March 8, 2010
Tune in tomorrow, Tuesday March 9, when National Public Radio's Morning Edition covers the world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES. Reporter Jeff Lunden is in London to speak with Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tony Award winning director Jack O'Brien, and leading lady Sierra Boggess. (more...)
Karimloo: 'PHANTOM Made Me Want To Be An Actor'
by BWW News Desk - March 7, 2010
The star of 'Love Never Dies', Ramin Karimloo has been recently profiled in The Daily Express and the 'Guardian' speaking about his beginnings and the journey which has led him to don the mask in the Andrew Lloyd Webber sequel to the Phantom of the Opera. (more...)