World premiere as Phantom returns
Published 09/03/2010 | 07:06
The world premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies - the follow-up to The Phantom Of The Opera - is taking place.
The show opens at London's Adelphi Theatre and will be followed by unveilings in New York and Australia.
The Phantom Of The Opera has been seen by more than 100 million people, has been translated into 15 languages and won 50 awards.
Love Never Dies continues the story of the Phantom, who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera House to haunt the fairgrounds of New York's Coney Island.
The new production, which has been almost two decades in the making, sees Ramin Karimloo star as the Phantom, having already taken on the role in The Phantom Of The Opera in London.
Theatre impresario Lord Lloyd-Webber said: "It is the love story that is the essence of the piece. I tried to develop that story as much as I can."