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Phantom Sequel Love Never Dies to Air for Free This Weekend on YouTube

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical will stream on the Shows Must Go On channel.

Anna O'Byrne and Ben Lewis as Christine and the Phantom in Love Never Dies.
(© Jeff Busby)

Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to The Phantom of the Opera, will stream live, free of charge, for 48 hours on the Shows Must Go On YouTube channel. The show will launch on Friday, April 24, at 2pm ET (7pm BT).

Love Never Dies, filmed at Melbourne's Regent Theatre, features a book by Ben Elton and lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical is set on Coney Island, where Madame Giry, her daughter Meg, and the Phantom have relocated and operate a carnival called Phantasma. When Christine Daaé, her husband, Raoul, and their 10-year-old son Gustave arrive in Manhattan, the Phantom uses it as his opportunity to lure back his one true love.

Directed by Simon Phillips, with set and costume designs by Gabriela Tylesova and choreography by Graeme Murphy, Love Never Dies features a 21-piece orchestra and a cast of 36 headed by Ben Lewis as the Phantom and Anna O'Byrne as Christine.

View the stream here. (Running time approximately two hours.)