By: Renee Grant
The Phantom of the Opera is one of the world’s most popular Broadway musicals, having been staged internationally since it’s opening in London’s West End in 1986. Opening on Broadway two years later, the familiar songs and imagery have stayed with us for decades. Now, a sequel to the captivating story will debut in Los Angeles in April.
Titled Love Never Dies, the plot is set a decade after the original story’s conclusion. Loosely based on the 1999 novel The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth, in collaboration with Andrew Lloyd Webber, the plot follows as Christine is invited to perform at Phantasma by an anonymous impresario. With her husband, Raoul, and son, Gustave, she travels to Brooklyn, unaware that it is the Phantom who has arranged her performance.
The show originally opened at the Adelphi Theatre in the West End on March 9, 2010 to mixed reviews, and a revamped version opened in Australia in 2011 to more favorable acclaim. Productions have also been staged in Japan, Germany, Austria and Denmark.
The North American iteration will run at Pantages Theatre from April 3rd through April 22, 2018, and at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle from May 8 through May 13, 2018. To get your tickets, click here.