Love Never Dies Does. At Last!

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Posted: 6/17/11 at 8:44am
'Love Never Dies' closes at Adelphi Theatre 27 Aug 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Love Never Dies', the sequel to 'The Phantom Of The Opera', has posted closing notices at the Adephi Theatre for 27 Aug 2011.
The will have ran only 18 months.
It was booking to 14 Jan 2012

The musical opened at the Adelphi Theatre 9th March 2010
Previews from 20th Feb
It closed down last winter for redirection.

It opened to mainly average notices from the popular press:
Michael Billington for The Guardian says "There is much to enjoy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's new musical."
Benedict Nightingale for The Times says, "Dismally implausible plot."
Daily Telegraph says, "Lloyd Webber’s finest show since the original Phantom".

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Glenn Slater. It is directed by Jack O’Brien, designed by Bob Crowley, choreography by Jerry Mitchell.

Cast currently includes Ramin Karimloo as Phantom and Celia Graham as Christine
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 8:48am
"This thread reads like a series of White House memos." — Mister Matt
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#2
Posted: 6/17/11 at 9:16am
Sorry New York!
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 10:27am
Darn. One more show I don't have to see.
What a colossal piece of crap! It'll probably run for years.
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#4
Posted: 6/17/11 at 11:00am
You all dodged a bullet!
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#5
Posted: 6/17/11 at 11:10am
I still think they should get rid of all bits of Phantom and make is a regualr story. I dont know why it couldnt be a good love story.
"Whenever I get gloomy with the state of the world, I think about the arrivals gate at Heathrow Airport. General opinion's starting to make out that we live in a world of hatred and greed, but I don't see that. It seems to me that love is everywhere. Often it's not particularly dignified or newsworthy, but it's always there - fathers and sons, mothers and daughters, husbands and wives, boyfriends, girlfriends, old friends. When the planes hit the Twin Towers, as far as I know none of the phone calls from the people on board were messages of hate or revenge - they were all messages of love. If you look for it, I've got a sneaky feeling you'll find that love actually is all around."
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 11:59am
Wow... Definitely wasn't expecting that.
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#7
Posted: 6/17/11 at 12:23pm
I wonder of "Book of Mormon" is interested in taking the Adelphi Theatre.
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 12:25pm
I hope you guys do get to see this fantastic musical sometime...it might even be a hit on Broadway!
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 12:31pm
They wont, cos it aint going!
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#10
Posted: 6/17/11 at 12:32pm
We can't say that...
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 12:58pm
Threads like this make me sick. Why would you rejoice at the news of a show's closing? You may not like it, but someone else may have loved it. It's theatre, the most beautiful art form in the world. In no way is this good news.

I, for one, am truly sad that Love Never Dies is closing. I do hope it makes its way across the pond. It has some of the most glorious music.
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#12
Posted: 6/17/11 at 1:31pm
If the Melbourne production is supposed to be amazing, would they consider bring that to London?
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 2:37pm
He did originally but within 2 weeks of it opening in Australia he has given up on that moving to London.
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 3:21pm
There is some gorgeous music there. But that's about it--I dunno why some do suggest the story would work without the Phantom characters--it would be even more banal (albeit not character changing).
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 3:33pm
ALW will be well represented on Broadway this season with revivals of Evita and JCS....I dread the day when they revive Cats-one of the most boring and poorly choreographed shows in history. It did make everyone connected multi millionaires many times over though. If he decides to bring it, the cost will be astronomical- not in the Spidey league, but a lot.
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#16
Posted: 6/17/11 at 3:48pm
I think Love Never Dies has some nice melodic moments every ten minutes... I also feel that the score tops itself out every 15.

The casts of this production did a lot of really great work (pre and post cast change). They really cared about the work, and thus worked their tails off to have some beautifully acted moments. But the material bogged them down from making the show more than just great moments, from really being elevated. I respect them tremendously, and feel for them.
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Posted: 6/17/11 at 11:18pm
I saw the Melbourne production on Thursday evening.
This version is visually spectacular but it is still a very flawed piece in my opinion.
I can't imagine the Melbourne production would enjoy a run on Broadway either depsite it's exquisite design and feel.
There are too many boring bits in this show with the most exciting parts being when ALW includes the music from POTO. I do feel ALW has betrayed his POTO as none of the characters really seem to be true to the way they were.
Spoiler Alert: The show is a downer and no character is any better off by the end. I think it ruins the original now if we are to believe that this is how all the characters ended up.
I could still accept this if it were not so boring.
'Downtown Elaiggghhhy?'
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Posted: 6/18/11 at 12:46am
RIP LND
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Posted: 6/18/11 at 3:38am
Spider *cough* This version is visually spectacular but it is still a very flawed piece" *cough* Man
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Posted: 6/18/11 at 3:49am
It'll be back.
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#21
Posted: 6/18/11 at 4:13am
Like a zombie?
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#22
Posted: 6/18/11 at 5:52am
No.
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#23
Posted: 6/18/11 at 5:58am
"Like a zombie?"

LOL!

Sorry, CYH, but that really was funny!
Faced with these Loreleis, what man can moralize!
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Love Never Dies Does. At Last!#24
Posted: 6/18/11 at 6:25am
It was? Oh, I must have missed that bit...