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Journeys : Jun Jul 2011
The Phantom returns This winter Melbourne is besotted with stories of love lost, found and unrequited in singing and dancing musical productions. The wait for Phantom fans is over. Be amongst the first in the world to experience Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical masterpiece – LOV E NEV ER DIES. Having been seen by over 100 million people worldwide and taken more than US $5 billion at the box office, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, is widely regarded as the single most successful piece of enter tainment in history. In LOVE NEVER DIES, the much- anticipated love stor y about the beautiful soprano and the ghost of the Paris Opera continues, this time set against a backdrop of the glittering world of Coney Island in New York of 1907. It is 10 years after the Phantom’s disappearance from the Paris Opera House and he 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. All that is missing is his love, Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. So, it is with excitement she accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island. But Christine doesn’t know what’s in store for her ... LOVE NEVER DIES is the first new Australian production of an Andrew Lloyd Webber musical in nearly 20 years and Melbour ne is the first city in the world to host the show since its West End premiere in March last year. This all-new Australian production features Ben Lewis as The Phantom and Anna O’Byrne as Christine, two little- know n performers destined to become musical theatre household names. With an award-winning creative team including director Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert - The Musical), choreographer Graeme Mur phy (Sydney Dance Company), designer Gabr iela Tylesova (Opera Australia), and one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s finest scores to date, LOVE NEVER DIES is the show to see in 2011, and it’s on now at Melbour ne’s Regent Theatre. For information and bookings, call RACT Travelworld on 1300 368 111 or visit your local branch. High praise for LOVE NEVER DIES “Andrew Lloyd Webber at his musical best” The Times, March 2010 “ Lloyd Webber’s finest show since the original Phantom” “ A score blessed with superbly haunting melodies and a yearning romanticism” “Sent shivers racing down my spine” Daily Telegraph, March 2010 "The score is one of the composer's most seductive" “A constant source of iridescent pleasure” The Guardian, March 2010 Anna O’Byrne and Ben Lewis, stars of LOVE NEVER DIES June / July 2011 51
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