LOVE NEVER DIES Comes to the Fabulous Fox Theater Next Month
Casting has been announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, for the premiere St. Louis engagement at The Fabulous Fox Theatre.
Tickets for Love Never Dies at the Fabulous Fox are on sale now at MetroTix.com, by calling 314-534-1111 or in person at the Fabulous Fox Box Office. Ticket prices start at $30. Prices are subject to change; please refer to FabulousFox.com for current pricing. Love Never Dies is part of the U.S. Bank Broadway Series.
Performances of Love Never Dies at the Fabulous Fox run September 18-30. Show times are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Saturday afternoons at 2 p.m. and Sunday afternoons at 1 p.m. There will also be an evening performance on Sunday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. and a matinee performance on Thursday, September 27 at 1 p.m.
Starring as the man behind the mask is Bronson Norris Murphy as 'The Phantom,' with Meghan Picerno as 'Christine Daaé.' The Journal-Enquirer cheers the two leads, "Murphy and Picerno are mind-blowing vocalists." The Fort Myers News-Press said of Murphy, "[his] nuanced performance brought tears to my eyes." "In the role of Christine, Meghan Picerno offers persuasive acting and a voice well above the usual musical theater level in total sheen and technical finesse. Her eloquent singing of the title song is a major highlight," hailed the Baltimore Sun.
Rounding out the cast are Karen Mason as 'Madame Giry,' Sean Thompson as 'Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny' Mary Michael Patterson as 'Meg Giry,' and Christian Harmston and Jake Heston Miller sharing the role of 'Gustave.' The trio of Phantom's henchmen are played by Katrina Kemp as 'Fleck,' Richard Koons as 'Squelch' and Stephen Petrovich as 'Gangle.'
At certain performances, the role of 'Christine Daaé' will be played by Rachel Anne Moore.
The ensemble includes Rajeer Alford, Chelsey Arce, Erin Chupinsky, Diana DiMarzio, Julian R. Decker, Tyler Donahue, Yesy Garcia, Alyssa Giannetti, Michael Gillis, Natalia Lepore Hagan, Lauren Lukacek, Alyssa McAnany, Dave Schoonover, Adam Soniak, John Swapshire IV, Kelly Swint, Lucas John Thompson, Correy West and Arthur Wise.
Hear from the creative team about this new touring production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05ih89PJV-g
Love Never Dies is a dazzling new production, which takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance. Audiences will seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score. Don't miss this magnificent continuation of one of the world's greatest love stories.
The new touring production reflects an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011. Described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as "The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since The Phantom of the Opera".
Directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical) with new set and costume designs by Gabriela Tylesova, choreography by 2011 Astaire Awards winner Graeme Murphy, lighting design by Nick Schlieper and sound design by Mick Potter, the show is one of the few instances of a major West End musical being given a complete makeover for subsequent productions.
Lloyd Webber said he knew about five minutes into seeing its first run-through that he and the new production team had achieved something special. "I have the great joy of being able to say that I think this production is probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for."
The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and The Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé.
Now one of the world's finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine's marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them.
In a final bid to win back Christine's love, The Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island - not knowing what is in store for them.
Since its premiere in 2010, Love Never Dies has enjoyed productions worldwide in London, Australia, Denmark, Japan and Germany, as well as multiple recordings including a concept album and a London cast recording. A DVD release of the Australian production has delighted fans globally, and now the North American tour brings the musical to the US for the first time.
For more information, please visit www.loveneverdies.com.