Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM), Broadway Across America (BAA) and Performing Arts Fort Worth happily announced that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies will make its North Texas premiere in Dallas July 24 – August 5, 2018 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, and in Fort Worth August 7-12, 2018 at Bass Performance Hall as part of a North American Tour.
This new touring production reflects an extensive re-working of the material crafted for the original Australian premiere in 2011. 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.”
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.
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.
Here’s the scoop on the show:
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.
For more information, please visit www.loveneverdies.com.
Dallas Summer Musicals’ 2017-18 Broadway season closes with the hilarious new musical School of Rock, based on the hit film, August 15-26, 2018. DSM will continue to bring the best of Broadway to North Texas in the 2018-19 season with shows like Hamilton, Disney’s Aladdin, Hello, Dolly!, Cameron Mackintosh’s new production of The Phantom of the Opera, Anastasia, Miss Saigon, Fiddler on the Roof and season add-ons Elf and The Book of Mormon.
Performing Arts Fort Worth’s 2017-18 Broadway at the Bass season closes with School of Rock August 28 – September 2, 2018. The 2018-19 season kicks off with the return of The Book of Mormon, followed by Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!, Anastasia, Les Misérables, A Bronx Tale and Fiddler on the Roof, as well as season add-ons The Illusionists and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
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