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Musical: Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Love Never Dies'

Finished Ended on Sun Oct 29, 2023 , 2pm, 7:30pm
AIA Grand Theatre
889 Dongdaming Lu, near Gongping Lu


Crossroads Live and Poly Productions are staging Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies for the first time in China. Debuting in London's West End in 2010, this is technically the sequel to the long-running Phantom of the Opera, although Webber calls it a standalone piece -- a new story with the same characters, set 10 years after the events of the first one, to be more specific. If you're looking for a new face for the Phantom, it's one to check out. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and original direction by Simon Phillips. The Shanghai run is September 28 to October 15.


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. All that is missing is his love – Christine Daaé.

Christine is struggling in an ailing marriage to Raoul. She accepts an invitation to travel to New York and perform at a renowned opera house. In a final bid to win back her love, the Phantom lures Christine, her husband, and their young son Gustave from Manhattan; to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island, not knowing what is in store for them...

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has composed the scores of some of the world’s most famous musicals. Lloyd Webber has had shows running continually in the West End for 50 years and on Broadway for 43. He is one of the select group of artists with EGOT status, having received an Emmy, four Grammys, an Oscar, and eight Tony Awards, along with seven Olivier awards.


Crossroads Live and Poly Productions are delighted to announce the premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s LOVE NEVER DIES in China. Following hugely successful runs in North America, Japan and Finland receiving acclaim from both audiences and critics alike, LOVE NEVER DIES will open in Shanghai in Autumn 2023.

LOVER NEVER DIES has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Glenn Slater, book by Ben Elton, based on The Phantom of Manhattan by Frederick Forsyth, additional lyrics by Charles Hart, orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

With original direction by Simon Phillips, set and costume design by Gabriela Tylesova, choreography by Graeme Murphy, lighting design by Nick Schlieper and sound design by Mick Potter, the China premier will be brought to stage by Love Never Dies Associate Director Gavin Mitford, Associate Choreographer Simone Sault and Music Supervisor Simon Lee.

This dazzling new production takes audiences on a thrilling rollercoaster ride of intrigue, obsession and romance, where you’ll be seduced by the beautiful; sometimes magical and poetic; sometimes joyful; and occasionally melancholic score. Don't miss this magnificent continuation of one of the world's greatest love stories of all time.

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