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Love…still never dying…

March 12, 2010 Leave a comment presents the new Love Never Dies trailer with footage from the London production featuring Ramin Karimloo (The Phantom), Sierra Boggess (Christine), Joseph Millson (Raoul) and Summer Strallen (Meg.)

Gorgeous on-stage imagery!

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Love Never Dies, especially not on opening night.

March 11, 2010 Leave a comment

Christine (Sierra Boggess) and The Phantom (Ramin Karimloo).  Copyright RUG 2010. Photo c. Catherine Ashmore.

Christine (Sierra Boggess) and The Phantom (Ramin Karimloo). Copyright RUG 2010. Photo c. Catherine Ashmore.

Well…the reviews are in.  There’s a fairly even spread of “like”, “don’t like”, and just plain “meh, I could take it or leave it”.  Sequels are tricky business in movies, and far more difficult for theater.  For “Love Never Dies” to have received even a somewhat lukewarm-warm reception (Critically speaking. Phans everywhere seem to be quite happy with it!) could be considered a success and isn’t all that disheartening. If ever a show had the potential for flopping spectacularly, this is it and it seems to have survived it’s opening night with only a couple of scratches and a few bruises.  Any show with that kind of evaluation can continue on with it’s head held high. All I know is, damn it! I want to see it too! LOL!

Only time will tell how well it will actually do and if it will become even a shadow of the original “Phantom of the Opera”, the longest running, best selling broadway show of all time. I don’t think even Andrew Lloyd Webber could top it! But then, it seems to me he may never have intended to.

Reviews—> Read more…

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“Love Never Dies”. Ever.

October 8, 2009 Leave a comment

Yeah...THAT's not a creepy image at all! LOL!

We’ve been waiting for weeks!  And today is the 8th, the much anticipated press blitz of “Love Never Dies” has launched!  Tour the Phantom’s Scrapbook (creepy stalker goodness!), preorder the soundtrack, even buy your tickets!  And really, this is as good an excuse as any to go to London.

Here’s a peek at what was and what is coming… Read more…