Bronson Norris Murphy Is the Phantom in Love Never Dies
Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera continues its North American tour.
The North American tour of Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to the Olivier- and Tony-winning The Phantom of the Opera, has welcomed Bronson Norris Murphy to the cast as the Phantom. See photos from the tour in the gallery below.
Meghan Picerno stars as Christine Daaé, Karen Mason as Madame Giry, Sean Thompson as Raoul, Mary Michael Patterson as Meg Giry, and Christian Harmston and Jake Miller sharing the role of Gustave. Phantom's henchmen include Katrina Kemp as Fleck, Richard Koons as Squelch, and Stephen Petrovich as Gangle. Rachel Anne Moore plays Christine Daaé at certain performances.
Rounding out the ensemble are Chelsey Arce, Erin Chupinsky, Diana DiMarzio, Tyler Donahue, Yesy Garcia, Alyssa Giannetti, Michael Gillis, Tamar Greene, Natalia Lepore Hagan, Lauren Lucacek, Alyssa McAnany, Rachel Ann Moore, Bronson Norris Murphy, Dave Schoonover, Adam Soniak, Kelly Swint, Lucas John Thompson, Correy West, and Arthur Wise.
Love Never Dies features music by Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Webber and Ben Elton with additional material by Slater and Frederick Forsyth, additional lyrics by Charles Hart, and orchestrations by Webber and David Cullen.
The story is described as follows: "The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. Now one of the world's finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine's marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them. In a final bid to win back Christine's love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island — not knowing what is in store for them."