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Writers:
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Release Date:
11 April 2012 (Canada) See more »
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Plot:
Having relocated to a vivacious amusement resort in Coney Island, The Phantom of the Paris Opera House... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
A lavish disappointment See more (18 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Brett Sullivan 
Simon Phillips (stage direction)
 
Writing credits
Andrew Lloyd Webber (written by) and
Ben Elton (written by) and
Glenn Slater (written by) and
Frederick Forsyth (written by)

Charles Hart  libretto revisions and
Gaston Leroux  characters created by

Produced by
Clayton Jacobsen .... producer
Andrew Lloyd Webber .... producer
Helen Parker .... executive producer
Naomi Stevens .... line producer
Brett Sullivan .... producer
 
Film Editing by
Brett Sullivan 
David Tregoning 
 
Costume Design by
Gabriela Tylesova 
 
Makeup Department
Adam Brady .... hair stylist (2012)
Adam Brady .... makeup artist (2012)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Steven Bailey .... first assistant camera
Matthew Bate .... camera operator
Dane Clarke .... technocrane camera operator
Caitlin Dooley .... second assistant camera
Chaz Lyon .... first assistant camera
Warren Tiedgen .... camera operator: "a" camera
 
Music Department
Paul John Chandler .... music editor
Andrew Lloyd Webber .... music by
 
Other crew
Graeme Murphy .... choreographer
 

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Also Known As:
"Andrew Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies" - International (English title) (complete title)
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121 min
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2.35 : 1 See more »

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Anna O'Byrne previously played Christine in the Australian production of the Phantom of The Opera, the predecessor of Love Never Dies.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the carriage arrives for Christine, Raoul & Gustave, they're shown walking away from it. In the next shot, they're looking at it as Gangle greets them.See more »
Quotes:
Meg Giry:I took a little trip to Coney Island. I took a little trip because of you. I did as mother said, and followed where you lead, and tried to do what little I could do. But, here's the way it works on Coney Island, they make you pay for every little crumb. I gave what they would take, I gave it for your sake. Now look at me and see what I've become. Bathing Beauty, on a beach. Bathing Beauty in her dressing room. Bathing Beauty in the dark, on their laps, in their arms, in their beds.See more »
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References The Phantom of the Opera (2004)See more »
Soundtrack:
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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
A lavish disappointment, 4 June 2013
Author: TheLittleSongbird from United Kingdom

Much of the problem that I had watching this was to do with Love Never Dies itself. I am one of those who has appreciated Andrew Lloyd Webber overtime, especially as Phantom of the Opera is so good, but Love Never Dies is my least favourite musical of his by quite some way. Two or three of the songs are nice, Til I Hear You Sing Once More, The Beauty Underneath and Look With Your Heart, but the rest are completely forgettable. The story is also a mess, it is nowhere near as cohesive as Phantom of the Opera, is very bad soap-opera-ish and didn't engage me emotionally. The characters seem off, especially Raoul, and one plot strand(the one revealing when Gustave was conceived) actually distorts them, while the ending is ridiculously anti-climatic. This production is a slight improvement by excising that one plot strand, but other than that it does nothing to change my perception of the musical. The production is certainly not bad, the costume and set designs are just exquisite with beautiful lighting. The orchestral playing, chorus and conducting are also first-rate. And I thought the two leads were fine. Ben Lewis has a magnificent voice, and does his best making Phantom charismatic, edgy and tortured, it's not his fault that Phantom in Love Never Dies is too much of an obsessive businessman with a dark past, a much watered-down version of his former self really. Anna O'Byrne struggles with the title number- hardly surprising seeing as the song itself isn't that good anyway- but her voice is very angelic and rich with an unbelievable range, she also does elegant and diva-ish very well. The rest of the cast aren't as effective, good voices but dull. Well Simon Gleeson does have flashes where he allows Raoul to be dashing, but there is strong emphasis on flashes. It doesn't help that the drama is so overly-melodramatic, dull and emotionally cold, or that the relationship between Phantom and Christine is as tawdry as it is. And if you're struggling to believe that they actually hooked up, I don't blame you. The choreography was well danced but lacked drive and sparkle for my tastes. The camera work was a big, perhaps even the biggest, issue. There are too many close-ups and medium shots that are moved so fast, this approach is the very opposite of intimate(which I believe was intended), further ruined the dramatic flow and actually cried for a more expansive use of the stage and live-performance spontaneity. Overall, lavish but also disappointing. 5/10 Bethany Cox

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