Love Never Dies, the much anticipated sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, begins previews in London tonight, ahead of a March 9th opening. Just 2½ weeks to shape up the show into something that everyone involved hopes will be as enduring as its forerunner.
By now, most people know that the action of Love Never Dies takes place 10 years after the mysterious disappearance of the Phantom from the Paris Opera House. Christine Daaé accepts an offer from anonymous impresario to come to America and perform at New York’s fabulous new playground of the world – Coney Island. Arriving in New York with her husband Raoul and their son, Gustave, Christine soon discovers why she has been lured from France to sing.
The cast recording will also be released on 9 March and can already be ordered from Amazon. A deluxe edition, which includes a bonus DVD, with interviews (with Andrew Lloyd Webber, set designer Bob Crowley and the stars of the show) and filmed footage exploring the recording sessions in London, is available.
Purchases from Amazon.com
FROM LEFT TO RIGHT:
1. Love Never Dies Concept Album Cast Recording.
2. Love Never Dies Concept Album Cast Recording – Deluxe Edition.