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BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES, Regent Theatre, The Shows Must Go On Photo BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES, Regent Theatre, The Shows Must Go On
by Fiona Scott - Apr 25, 2020

Following on from last weekend's streaming of the 25th-anniversary performance of The Phantom of the Opera, Love Never Dies has been released worldwide via YouTube as part of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Shows Must Go On lockdown series. Lloyd Webber has described the show as a a?oestand-alone piecea?? over simply a sequel to Phantom. It takes audiences on a second adventure with the characters on the other side of the Atlantic.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Announces First Ever UK Tour Photo Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Announces First Ever UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2020

David Ian and the Really Useful Group has announced the first ever UK tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES. Following on from the sell-out North American tour, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera will open at Leicester Curve on Saturday 26 September 2020 where it will play until Saturday 10 October 2020. The show will then play Manchester Opera House from Wednesday 14 a?" Saturday 24 October 2020, with further venues and casting to be announced soon. On sale details below. www.loveneverdies.com/uktour

Casting Announced For JEANNIE at the Finborough Theatre Photo Casting Announced For JEANNIE at the Finborough Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Nov 2, 2018

A 1930s comedy for Christmas, Jeannie by rediscovered female playwright Aimee Stuart will open at the Finborough Theatre for a four-week limited season on Tuesday, 27 November 2018 (Press Nights: Thursday, 29 November and Friday, 30 November 2018 at 7.30pm).

BWW Review: New Horror and Grotesquerie as Phantom Moves to Coney for LOVE NEVER DIES Photo BWW Review: New Horror and Grotesquerie as Phantom Moves to Coney for LOVE NEVER DIES
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 14, 2018

Your knees won't buckle when you enter Belk Theater to see LOVE NEVER DIES, Anthony Lloyd Webber's long-awaited sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. There's no gleaming chandelier looming ominously over ticketholders in the front rows, nor will you see any nooks or gargoyles spanning the stage proscenium. Until the curtain rose, about the only aspect of the new Lloyd Webber melodrama that reminded me of its predecessor on opening night was the size of the crowd who had come to see it. A near sellout - not too shabby for a musical that has never played on Broadway.

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - IN THE H Photo Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/22 - IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More!
by BWW Special - Jun 22, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature IN THE HEIGHTS, HUNCHBACK, GUYS AND DOLLS and More!

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Closes Out TPAC's 2017-18 Season Photo BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Closes Out TPAC's 2017-18 Season
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 20, 2018

We cannot help but wonder: Do peacock feathers foretell of something far more sinister and portentous than what we've seen already in both Love Never Dies and The Phantom of the Opera await our heroine in the moments to follow? We won't spoil the outcome for you, of course, but suffice it to say that those pesky peacock feathers continue to work their devilment in the intriguing production now onstage at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center through Sunday, June 24.

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Shea's Buffalo Theatre Photo BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Jun 6, 2018

The Phantom of the Opera has returned to town, but there will be no familiar 'Music of the Night.' Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has been penning a sequel to his blockbuster for years, and it has been performed in many versions, as LOVE NEVER DIES. Buffalonians may remember being titillated with the announced world premiere in Toronto years ago, but alas that announcement, as well as one of a Broadway production never occurred. London got dibs on it's premiere, then a reworked version went to Australia and now a new American tour is on the road letting the US decide what they think of the story.

BWW Review: The Phantom Stages A Comeback in LOVE NEVER DIES at Segerstrom Center Photo BWW Review: The Phantom Stages A Comeback in LOVE NEVER DIES at Segerstrom Center
by Michael Quintos - May 1, 2018

There are many, very obvious spectacular things that stand out while watching LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's infamously, uh, troubled 2010 musical follow-up to his long-running global hit THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, now continuing its two-week engagement at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 5, 2018. While, sure, the show is stunning in its visual artistry and musical performances, the rest is repetitively frustrating. Unless you're a huge PHANTOM fan already or are perhaps maybe morbidly curious as to what the fuss is all about---LOVE NEVER DIES, sadly, doesn't offer much else to audiences beyond its superficial surface beauty.

Rialto Chatter: Is LOVE NEVER DIES Headed to Broadway? Photo Rialto Chatter: Is LOVE NEVER DIES Headed to Broadway?
by Stephi Wild - Apr 17, 2018

Could Love Never Dies be heading to Broadway next? Randy Buck, CEO of Troika Entertainment, seems to think so!

BWW Review: The Controversy Regarding LOVE NEVER DIES Photo BWW Review: The Controversy Regarding LOVE NEVER DIES
by Don Grigware - Apr 10, 2018

Let's make one thing perfectly clear from the start. If you are expecting a sequel to Phantom of the Opera in Love Never Dies, you may be let down. This new show that is making its American premiere in the tour across North America, after a dismal opening in London in 2010, has been rewritten and reworked many times over, and is based on Frederick Forsyth's The Phantom of Manhattan, not on Gaston Leroux's Le Phantome de l'Opera upon which the first Phantom was based. Even Lloyd Webber stated emphatically that it is not a sequel, but a different story with the same characters. If you open your imagination and find it in your heart to believe that the Phantom and Christine consummated their love for one another by having sex and producing a son, you will enjoy much of the show. If not, and you want this production to follow the original from 1986, it will most likely not suit you.

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES: Nevertheless, He Persisted Photo BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES: Nevertheless, He Persisted
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 2, 2018

The North American tour of LOVE NEVER DIES brings the musical to the United States for the first time since its 2010 London premiere, and is playing at the Boston Opera House through February 11th as part of the 2017-2018 Lexus Broadway in Boston Season.

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of LOVE NEVER DIES On Tour? - Updated! Photo Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think of LOVE NEVER DIES On Tour? - Updated!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 29, 2017

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, has hit the road, making recent stops in Durham, NC, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA, Ft. Myers, FL, Tampa, FL, and is currently playing in Providence, RI. Let's see what the critics are saying!

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fox Theatre Photo BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at The Fox Theatre
by Sarah Fitts - Nov 29, 2017

LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to the hit Broadway phenomenon THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has made its way to The Fox Theatre for the Atlanta leg of the national tour. In this production, the audience was reminded why they fell in love with PHANTOM in the first place and why they yearned to see more of the lives of these characters, no matter how strange their lives became.

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES, Except When it Does Photo BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES, Except When it Does
by Kimberly Moy - Nov 23, 2017

Broadway's longest running musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has a sequel and this week it is in Orlando. With music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, one would hope that the mysteries from the original finally resolve themselves. With every fiber of my being, I wanted to like this show; however, this production left me shaking my head.

BWW Feature: From Christine to Meg with Mary Michael Patterson of LOVE NEVER DIES Photo BWW Feature: From Christine to Meg with Mary Michael Patterson of LOVE NEVER DIES
by Kimberly Moy - Nov 17, 2017

LOVE NEVER DIES: The Phantom Returns is very high on my list to see. Based off a sequel novel, The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth, LOVE NEVER DIES continues the luxurious love story that will be soon celebrating 30 years on Broadway.

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Photo BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - Nov 13, 2017

The talent in this production of Love Never Dies is unquestionably top-notch, and both of the leads truly seem to be pouring 110% of themselves into their performances - unquestionably focused and committed to each other, to the moment, and to the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber.

BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Turns PHANTOM Upside Down Photo BWW Review: LOVE NEVER DIES Turns PHANTOM Upside Down
by Anton Anderssen - Oct 29, 2017

LOVE NEVER DIES is a very misunderstood musical, much like the charactor 'Phantom of the Opera.' This show is the sequel to 'THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA', and it turns PHANTOM upside down. If you watched The Wizard of Oz on television for many years, then went to see WICKED, you were probably in shock that two sides to the same story can be so radically different. What we thought we were seeing in PHANTOM, was Raoul's view. The new show is from Christine's perspective.

BWW Feature: Kim's adventure to Food Truck Friday - Broadway Edition
by Kimberly Moy - Feb 6, 2017

Food is my favorite thing. Theater is my second favorite thing. Combine those together and it's a sure way to ensure I will appear. Thursday's FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando 2017 - 2018 season announcement was met with a lot of excitement. Unlike year's past, there was no formal event to announce the new season. (I pulled my car over on I-4 by Disney to read the press release.)

GOLIATH by Shawn Corridan and Gary Waid is Now Available in Hardcover and Digital Format
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 1, 2016

The Story: In the Bering Sea, Bennkah, the largest oil tanker ever built, newly commissioned in Vladivostok, Russia, is on its maiden voyage. Well respected Captain Nicholas Borodin is at the helm, and for a reason only he knows, his agitation is palpable.

2016 Alabama Book Festival to Feature New Trilogy from Mark S. Mirza
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 11, 2016

CTM Publishing's display at the 2016 Alabama Book Festival will feature the new fiction trilogy 'The Pray-ers' by Mark S Mirza. The 11th annual Alabama Book Festival will be held at Old Alabama Town in downtown Montgomery on Saturday, April 23, 2016. The Festival is the state's premier literary event and attracts thousands of people from around the State and the Southeast.

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