Episode 10 – Love Never Dies
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In Episode 10 of the Take Me To The World Musical Theatre Podcast I talk about the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Love Never Dies, which is a sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. Spoilers in this episode for both of those shows.
Note: This episode was recorded in April 2020 and as such most theatres (including Broadway, The West End, and National Tours) are suspended for the time being. I’ve still included resources to purchasing tickets for shows (where possible) for whenever these shows reopen.
Where to Listen to Episode 10?
If you haven’t heard it yet you can listen to Episode 10 on Podcasts.com
Resources – Music
This has links (mostly on Spotify, unless otherwise stated) to the cast recordings/soundtracks that I mentioned in this podcast, as well as to some musical playlists.
It’s Broadway, Bitch – Spotify Playlist. This has over 1800 songs from different musicals I’ve either seen or have listened to obsessively. Most of the playlist is from stage musicals, but I have a few movie musicals and musical TV shows on here as well. Albums are in random order. Some songs contain strong language and subject matter, so listener discretion is advised.
Sounds of Broadway. This is an online radio station with over 4600 songs from 560 different musicals. It’s a fun way to listen to musicals you know and discover some musicals you may have never heard of before. The station also has a great weekly podcast about musicals.
Love Never Dies (2018). This one doesn’t specify the cast, but it seems some of the performers are the same as in the filmed stage version mentioned in the Video section below.
Resources – Videos
These are links on Just Watch (unless otherwise noted) for the following movie versions of the musicals I talked about in this episode. Just Watch will have links to where you can watch these movies on various streaming sites.
The Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall (2011 Filmed Stage Production). This is the production that was shown on The Shows Must Go On.
The Shows Must Go On. This is the YouTube channel mentioned in the episode that has been featuring different Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals throughout the quarantine. The shows go up at 7 pm (British Time Zone) on Friday and only stay up for 24 to 48 hours. There are also song clips from past shows that have been featured on the channel.
Resources – Websites and Apps
Reddit Musicals and Reddit Musical Theatre. Both of these subreddits are great places to go if you want to talk about musicals, get tips (if you’re a performer), and to get recommendations on shows to check out.
Broadway Musical Home. This is a great resource for anyone who loves musicals. They have an alphabetical list of over 300 musicals, and you can look up musicals by different categories like “based on a book” and “based on real life.” For anyone or any theatre company looking to put on a musical, you can check out the Rights page, which has information on where to get the rights to put on a variety of musicals.
Playbill has a listing for shows (musicals and plays) in New York, London and National Tours.
Today Tix has an App for both iOS and Android. You can use the app to buy cheap, same-day tickets for shows in cities like New York, London, Toronto, Chicago, and several others. I used this app with great success in London and highly recommend it.
Love Never Dies. This has links to where you can buy tickets for all productions of Love Never Dies.
The Phantom of the Opera. This has links to where you can buy tickets for all productions of The Phantom of the Opera.
Reddit Box 5. This is the specific subreddit for The Phantom of the Opera, but there is also some discussion about Love Never Dies on here as well.
What are your thoughts on Love Never Dies?