Broadway Utica has announced that Love Never Dies will make its premiere at the Stanley Theatre on September 22. The musical, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Phantom is currently the longest running musical on Broadway and has won multiple awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical.

Broadway Utica’s Executive Director, Derek Clark says:

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies ~ The Phantom Returns is the most exciting show I've worked on.  We will be hosting the tour in Utica for one month.  This tour will bring hundreds of thousands of dollars into our local economy and it gives us the opportunity to hire local labor to work the tech period, the actual show, load in and load out.  What this does for us locally is so appreciated by everyone in the Mohawk Valley.

The show picks up where Phantom leaves off. According to the press release:

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.

 

While the production is a sequel, you don't need to have seen the original Phantom to understand and appreciate the new musical.

Love Never Dies will make its premiere in Utica at The Stanley Theatre on 09/22, 09/23, and a special matinee performance on 09/24 as part of a North American Tour.

Subscription tickets are available now by calling 315-724-7196. Single tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, July 21st at 9:00 am.

To purchase tickets by phone call 315-724-7196, online at www.BroadwayUtica.com, or visit the Broadway Utica offices located in the Brian Gaetano building at 258 Genesee Street, Lobby Level.

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