Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Melbourne 'Love Never Dies' Moves Into Regent Theatre

In a reworked version, Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Love Never Dies' opens at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne, Australia on May 28, 2011 (previews from May 21st). With an entirely new design team and director, audiences should expect a vastly different show from the version that opened in London in 2010. Visit loveneverdies.com.au for more information.  'Love Never Dies' is Webber's sequel to his 'The Phantom of the Opera.' After a mixed reception in London, critics will be awaiting to see if the show has been improved.

I was hoping to make the journey to Melbourne this year to compare this production with the version playing in London's West End. But with a limited run announced for now and sky high airfares it appears this visit will have to wait for now.

The videos below reveal the production moving into the Regent Theatre and the two leads, Ben Lewis (The Phantom) and Anna O'Byrne (Christine Daae), performing the show's signature tunes: "Till I Hear You Sing" and "Love Never Dies".

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