"Love Never Dies" the sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera" is playing now at Detroit's Fisher Theatre. The show just opened its North American Tour in the city. Click the video player to see Keenan Smith's interview with two of the stars.
The show runs through October 29th, with tickets available now at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. You may also purchase tickets at the fisher box office or by phone at by at 1-800-982-2787
Here's what Broadway in Detroit says about the show:
The new touring production will reflect an extensive re-working of the material by an Australian creative team for the original Australian premiere in 2011. Described by Chris Boyd in The Australian as "The best thing Lloyd Webber has written in the quarter century since The Phantom of the Opera".
Directed by Simon Phillips (Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical) with new set and costume designs by Gabriela Tylesova, choreography by 2011 Astaire Awards winner Graeme Murphy, lighting design by Nick Schlieper and sound design by Mick Potter, the show is one of the few instances of a major West End musical being given a complete makeover for subsequent productions.
Lloyd Webber said he knew about five minutes into seeing its first run-through that he and the new production team had achieved something special. "I have the great joy of being able to say that I think this production is probably the finest one I could ever, ever hope for."
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.
Performance times for of Love Never Dies running through October 29th at The Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
Special Open Captioned performance on October 20 at 8:00 p.m.