Pre-recorded broadcasts of the London anniversary concert of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s hit musical The Phantom of the Opera, and its sequel Love Never Dies, will return to movie theaters in May for one-night-only encore screenings. The Phantom of the Opera, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall, will play in theaters throughout the United States on May 21. Love Never Dies, recorded at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia, will play in movie theaters on May 23.
The Phantom of the Opera was filmed on October 2, 2011 in honor of the Tony-winning musical’s 25th anniversary. The recording stars Ramin Karimloo as the Phantom, Sierra Boggess as Christine, Hadley Fraser as Raoul, Keira Duffy as Carlotta, Daisy Maywood as Meg Giry, Barry James as Monsieur Firmin, Gareth Snook as Monsieur Andre, Liz Robertson as Madame Giry and Wynn Evans as Piangi. The Phantom of the Opera originally screened live in U.S. movie theaters.
Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies, filmed in September 2011, 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. The film broadcast of Love Never Dies stars Ben Lewis as the Phantom and Anna O’Byrne as Christine. Love Never Dies originally played in U.S. theaters on February 28 and March 7.