It is a sequel to the long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera and was loosely adapted from Forsyth's novel The Phantom of Manhattan. The plot is not based on the storyline in the original book by Gaston Leroux. Lloyd Webber stated: "I don't regard this as a sequel—it's a stand-alone piece. With her husband Raoul and son Gustave in tow, she journeys to Brooklyn , unaware that it is actually "The Phantom" who has arranged her appearance in the popular beach resort. Although Lloyd Webber began working on Love Never Dies in , it was not until that he began writing the music.
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Love Never Dies is a roller-coaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance — where little is as it first appears. For ten long years the Phantom has hidden himself amongst the freaks and sideshows nursing his broken heart and yearning for his true love to return. And now…. Blinded by money and the bright lights of Coney — Christine, with Raoul and their son Gustave, is lured to America to perform one final time. But Christine soon discovers the true identity of the mysterious impresario who has tempted her across the Atlantic. As old wounds are reopened and forgotten memories unlocked — The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, Love Never Dies. The musical opened in London at the Adelphi Theatre in , going on to have productions in Australia, Denmark, Japan, Germany, and a North American tour beginning in late Sign up to our mailing list to be one of the first to know about upcoming events and exclusive announcements!
Discover what to watch this November including a Marvel docu-series, a '90s reboot, and a Star Wars holiday celebration. Get some streaming picks. Christine, her year-old son Gustave, and her husband Raoul, the Vicomte de Changy, travel to Coney Island where Christine is scheduled to sing for Hammerstein, but ends up singing for the mysterious Mister Y. They don't know what lies ahead. Christine and Erik confess about their past, Christine and Raoul reunite with old friends, and Christine sings for her mysterious masked man once more. Written by cwilliams Very entertaining film of the musical. Camera work left a lot to be desired, however: too much movement around action shots. Lighting was very dark, and much of the set was constantly in the dark. Yes, of course, much of the set is supposed to be, I guess, in this vehicle, but the people were poorly light frequently, and the focus seemed to be blurry.
Although Lloyd Webber began working on Love Never Dies in , it was not until that he began writing the music. It was originally directed by Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell , however the show closed for four days in November for substantial re-writes, which were overseen by Lloyd Webber, and it opened with new direction from Bill Kenwright. Set and costume designs were by Bob Crowley. The planned Broadway production, which was to have opened simultaneously with the West End run, was delayed and then indefinitely postponed. One of his ideas was to have Phantom live above ground in Manhattan 's first penthouse , but he rejected this when he saw a TV documentary about the Coney Island fairground. Forsyth went on to publish some of the ideas he had worked on with Lloyd Webber in as a novel entitled The Phantom of Manhattan. Lloyd Webber returned to the project in , collaborating with a number of writers and directors. However, he still did not feel the ideas he had were adaptable into a piece of musical theatre.