LOVE NEVER DIES makes a triumphant return to London's West End this summer, bringing audiences an extraordinary star-studded concert at the renowned Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical is set to captivate theatergoers once again with its timeless tale.
Under the expert direction of Shaun Kerrison and accompanied by the awe-inspiring 27-piece London Musical Theatre Orchestra, the stage will be graced by the incredible talents of Broadway legend Norm Lewis, known for his unforgettable performances in "Les Misérables 25th Anniversary Concert" and "Jesus Christ Superstar." Lewis, who made history as the first African-American Phantom in the Broadway production of "The Phantom of the Opera," takes on the coveted role of The Phantom once more. Joining him is the remarkable Celinde Schoenmaker, acclaimed for her appearances in "Guys & Dolls" and the film "Rocketman," as Christine. Schoenmaker's return to the West End follows her exceptional portrayal in the 30th-anniversary celebration of "The Phantom of the Opera." Stay tuned for more exciting announcements regarding the talented cast and the creative team who will bring this production to life.
Norm Lewis expressed his excitement, saying, "When asked, I immediately said yes, driven by my deep love for Andrew's 'Love Never Dies.' It is an honor to embody The Phantom once again and continue the journey of a character that has forever changed my life. And to perform at the prestigious Theatre Royal Drury Lane? It is an unparalleled opportunity. I am eagerly anticipating reconnecting with the vibrant London audiences!"
Critically acclaimed as "one of Andrew Lloyd Webber's greatest musicals," "Love Never Dies" picks up the story of The Phantom of the Opera a decade after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House. Having carved out a new existence in New York, The Phantom has finally discovered a stage where his music can soar. Yet, his heart still yearns for Christine Daaé, the missing piece of his soul. In a final bid to win her back, The Phantom entices Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave to America, beckoning them to take part in a mesmerizing performance. As the past resurfaces and long-forgotten memories come to light, The Phantom embarks on a poignant journey to prove that true love is eternal.
Immerse yourself in this extraordinary theatrical experience as "Love Never Dies" enchants audiences anew with its captivating narrative and unforgettable melodies. Secure your tickets now for a truly magical evening in the heart of the West End!