Local Event: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Love Never Dies” Plays at Bass Concert Hall November 27-December 2, 2018

By Liz Lopez

Source: Texas Performing Arts, Lexus Broadway in Austin

Lexus Broadway in Austin presented by Texas Performing Arts has individual tickets on sale for “Love Never Dies” as it makes its premiere in Austin at Bass Concert Hall from November 27 – December 2, 2018 as part of a North American Tour. The new touring production will reflect an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011. 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.

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.

Music – Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics – Glenn Slater

Book – Ben Elton, Based on The Phantom of Manhattan By Frederick Forsyth

Additional Lyrics – Charles Hart

Orchestrations – David Cullen & Andrew Lloyd Webber

The performances will be from Tuesday, November 27 through Friday, November 30th at 8 pm; Saturday, December 1st at 2 & 8 pm and Sunday, December 2nd two shows (1 & 7 pm.) at the Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. Tickets start at $30. and are available at BroadwayinAustin.com, texasperformingarts.org, the Bass Concert Hall ticket office, all Texas Box Office Outlets, by phone at (512) 477-6060. For groups of 10 or more, call (877) 275-3804 or email Austin.groups@broadwayacrossamerica.com For more information, visit www.loveneverdies.com

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