Love Never Dies, the musical sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber's international hit The Phantom of the Opera, will not be coming to Broadway in the spring of 2011, a production spokesperson has confirmed to Broadway.com. The musical, which is currently playing at the West End's Adelphi Theatre, had originally planned for a November 2010 opening at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre, a date that was pushed back to spring 2011 due to issues with Lloyd Weber's health. Further information regarding the show's Broadway future will be announced at a later date.
Love Never Dies, which is directed by Jack O’Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell, carries on the story of The Phantom of the Opera’s titular character, who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera House to haunt the fairgrounds of Coney Island. Set 10 years after the mysterious disappearance of the Phantom from Paris, the show is described as a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue in which music and memory can play cruel tricks, and the title character sets out to prove that “love never dies.”
The West End production of the musical opened on March 9, 2010, at London’s Adelphi Theatre, where it continues to play. It stars Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess and Joseph Millson.
Another musical from O'Brien and Mitchell, Catch Me If You Can, has booked a spring run at the Neil Simon Theatre and is set to open on April 10, 2011.