The recent news from the Love Never Dies camp on two levels is quite interesting. In spite of the obstacles of the past, it seems that love continues to live anyway. Maybe it's true...love never dies. We we will soon see.
Today the announcement came for the Austrailian cast of Love Never Dies, which will premiere at the Regent Theatre, Melbourne in May 2011.
Ben Lewis was chosen for the role of The Phantom, and Anna O'Byrne will play Christine. After watching the release video below, it's quite apparent they have chosen two strong voices to carry on the roles that Ramin and Sierra possessed in the London production. Frankly, I'm relieved, and hopefully they will do well.
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To top it all off, Love Never Dies official fan page on Facebook today announced that ticket sales for the London production have been extended through January of 2012. However, Ramin and Sierra are both leaving in mid-March, so it will be quite interesting to see who will pick up the roles. Needless to say, that's probably a huge surprise that it continues to do strongly in London.
What's next? Well, I'm sure if Melbourne does well, Toronto and Broadway will be on the horizon. There are so many in this part of the globe itching to see it and make up their own minds. Let's hope they get a chance. All I know is if I'm back in London, I'll be back at the Adelphi, still curious to see the revised production.
That's the latest!
The Phantom's Student aka Vicki