Love Never Dies to play 3 months in Sydney

It was officially announced today that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical Love Never Dies will be transferring to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from January 2012 and playing a limited 12 week season.

 Simon Gleeson, Anna O'Byrne and Jack LyallIt was officially announced today that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s latest musical Love Never Dies will be transferring to Sydney’s Capitol Theatre from January 2012 and playing a limited 12 week season.  Tim McFarlane, Managing Director of The Really Useful Company, and Producer of the Australian production confirmed today that the Sydney season of the musical, the continuing story of The Phantom of the Opera, will begin previews on January 8 and open at the Capitol Theatre on Thursday January 12, 2012. The show will have its final Australian performance on April 1, 2012. Directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla – Queen of the Desert) and choreographed by Graeme Murphy, the Australian production of Love Never Dies has been extensively re-worked – one of the few instances of a major West End musical being given a complete makeover by an Australian creative team. Andrew Lloyd Webber described the new look production as “one of the finest productions I’ve ever seen of my work, anywhere.” NBC Universal Pictures International Entertainment filmed the Australian production for global BLU-RAYTM and DVD to be launched for international release in February 1, 2012. Love Never Dies - Ben LewisPlaying the coveted roles of Phantom and Christine are Ben Lewis and Anna O’Byrne. They are joined by three of Australian music theatre’s most eminent performers, Maria Mercedes (Madame Giry), Simon Gleeson (Raoul)  and Sharon Millerchip (Meg Giry the role she created in the original Australian production of The Phantom of the Opera). Supporting principals are Dean Vince (Gangle), Paul Tabone (Squelch) and Emma J. Hawkins (Fleck).
The ladies and gentlemen of the ensemble are Andrew Broadbent, Renee Burleigh, Colin Dean, Andrew Dunne, Giordano Gangl, Stephanie Grigg, Erin Hasan, Matthew Holly, Benjamin Hudson, Erin James, Adele Johnston, Claire Lyon, Kristy MacKenzie, Matthew McFarlane, Jessica Mechielsen, Meredith O’Reilly, Pharic Scott, Adam Rennie, Lisa Reynolds, Kathryn Sgroi, Ellen Simpson, Tod Strike, Brendan Yeates.  
  
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Erin James

Erin James is AussieTheatre.com's former Editor in Chief and a performer on both stage and screen. Credits include My Fair Lady, South Pacific and The King and I (Opera Australia), Love Never Dies and Cats (Really Useful Group), Blood Brothers (Enda Markey Presents), A Place To Call Home (Foxtel/Channel 7) and the feature film The Little Death (written and directed by Josh Lawson).

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