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Love Never Dies Announces Complete 2018-19 Touring Schedule

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to ”The Phantom of the Opera” is making stops all across North America.

Jake Heston Miller (Gustave) and Meghan Picerno (Christine Daaé) in the North American touring company of Love Never Dies.
Jake Heston Miller (Gustave) and Meghan Picerno (Christine Daaé) in the North American touring company of Love Never Dies.
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Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sequel to his long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera, has released the complete schedule for its 2018-19 North American touring season. The tour continues this week in Nashville at TPAC (June 19-24), followed by the Orpheum Theater in Minneapolis (June 26-July 1). For the remaining tour dates, click here.

Love Never Dies 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.”

Bronson Norris Murphy and Meghan Picerno star as The Phantom and Christine Daaé. They are joined by Karen Mason as Madame Giry, Sean Thompson as Raoul, Mary Michael Patterson as Meg Giry, and Christian Harmston and Jake Heston Miller sharing the role of Gustave. The trio of Phantom’s henchmen are played by Katrina Kemp as Fleck, Richard Koons as Squelch, and Stephen Petrovich as Gangle. At certain performances, the role of Christine Daaé will be played by Rachel Anne Moore.

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 Lukacek, Alyssa McAnany, Dave Schoonover, Adam Soniak, John Swapshire IV, Kelly Swint, Lucas John Thompson, Correy West, and Arthur Wise.

Love Never Dies features music by Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, a book by Ben Elton (based on The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth), additional lyrics by Charles Hart, and orchestrations by David Cullen and Webber. The show is directed by Simon Phillips with new set and costume designs by Gabriela Tylesova, choreography by Graeme Murphy, lighting design by Nick Schlieper, and sound design by Mick Potter.