A broadcast of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, the sequel to the megahit musical The Phantom of the Opera, will air in select movie theatres beginning in February. With cinematic direction by Brett Sullivan, Love Never Dies was pre-recorded at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, and will play throughout the United States on February 28 and March 7.
Starring Ben Lewis (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, Spamalot in Australia) as the Phantom and Anna O’Byrne (The Threepenny Opera, Angelique) as Christine, the movie theater broadcast of Love Never Dies includes a cast of 36 and a 21-piece orchestra. The follow-up to the popular musical drama follows the Phantom to Coney Island, New York, where he begins a new life among the side shows. When the Phantom lures Christine and her family across the world, the famous love story continues.
Love Never Dies premiered at the West End’s Adelphi Theatre on February 22, 2010, starring Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo, who also appeared in the October movie theater broadcast of The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall. A re-worked production of Love Never Dies directed by Simon Phillips then opened in Melbourne in May 2011.