Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?

Gmerchant123
Featured Actor
joined:9/9/12
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 01:19am
I know and have heard that this show was bound for broadway at one point in time,is it still a go? I just watched the recorded filmed sydney production and thought it was Absolutely brilliance! I know this show has MANY critic's and did not open to the greatest reviews over in London,i would love for it to come over on broadway! Anyone know?
Scarywarhol
Broadway Legend
joined:10/1/04
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 01:53am
I think there is no chance, personally. The Australian production saved some face, with exciting staging and better reviews than the original. But Webber knows that the material would get butchered in New York (and consequently close even quicker than in London), and it's quite a cold property at this point.
tomatlcm
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joined:5/31/10
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 04:31am
The main problem is that when the show first opened in London it was absolutely shocking! If you listen to the concept recording you get an idea of just how dire the situation was, then they closed the show for a while and fixed it but by then it was way to late. If they'd just been patient and done more workshops they wouldn't of had half as many problems but now it's unlikely it's ever going to play New York. I hear there is a tour scheduled in England next year though.
tomatlcm
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Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 04:32am
double post
Updated On: 12/10/12 at 04:32 AM
CapnHook
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joined:5/12/03
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 07:37am
Remember when his cat destroyed all the music to the show when he was writing it, and it was the only copy because it wasn't transferred digitally yet?

Good times.
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EponineAmneris
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joined:5/25/06
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 09:44am
I love the IDEA of the show. The actual MUSIC is some of the best he's written.

It's the 360 he had two of the main, best loved characters of the story -Raoul and Meg- take and the plot itself that fails.

I hope to see it on Broadway at some point, but as many have already stated, it seems highly unlikely.
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James885
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joined:5/2/05
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 11:18am
Remember when his cat destroyed all the music to the show when he was writing it, and it was the only copy because it wasn't transferred digitally yet?

He should've taken that as an omen and immediately stopped working on it. Honestly I think some of the music is gorgeous, but the plot is ridiculous and silly and because of that it's impossible for me to take the show seriously.

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Updated On: 12/10/12 at 11:18 AM
MCfan2
Broadway Star
joined:4/29/06
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 11:21am
"Remember when his cat destroyed all the music to the show when he was writing it, and it was the only copy because it wasn't transferred digitally yet?"

I always wanted to send that cat a thank-you card and a nice basket of cat treats.
Phantom of London
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joined:3/26/08
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 01:35pm
Isn't the Neil Simon being kept vacant to house Love Never Dies still?

Anyway the devil takes the hindmost.
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jimmycurry01
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joined:5/28/05
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 01:53pm
The book for the musical was beyond dreadful. In order for it to make any sense at all, you would have to believe it takes place in an alternate universe from Phantom of the Opera... a special magical universe in which the Phantom was not a vengeful, stalking, murderous villain that caused Christine to fear for her life, despite the pity she felt for him. LND has no place on Broadway.
Kad
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joined:11/5/05
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 02:11pm
Well, considering the Neil Simon was the theatre that Scandalous was recently playing in... no.
Sally
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joined:5/12/03
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 02:26pm
When the Danish production of LND opened in October, a RUG official attending was asked if they could expect to see it elsewhere. Patrick Murphy, the RUG official, said,

"I hope so.
We're planning a production in the UK, we're talking to an American producer, and we're expecting a production in Germany in the next 18 months to two years."

Fans of the show took the mention of talks with an American producer to mean that LND was going to Broadway.
Nothing more has been said since.
RippedMan
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joined:8/14/05
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 02:35pm
I think they should totally bring it over and tour it. I think it would sell like hot cakes on the road. And currently the St. James doesn't seem able to find a tenant so why not put it right across from the current Phantom.
newintown
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joined:3/3/10
Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 02:49pm
Gaston Leroux never wrote a sequel to Le Fantôme de l'Opéra (because the Phantom, Erik, is dead at the end); why should Lloyd Webber? The story of the Phantom is over, anything further is just ridiculous and pointless.
RippedMan
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Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 03:16pm
It is some great music.
newintown
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Love Never Dies Broadway bound still?
Posted: 12/10/12 at 03:25pm
I can imagine it being pretty music, but "great" I highly doubt. Lloyd Webber would have had to become a different composer for that to happen.