Love Never Dies (Original London Cast Recording) 2-CDs (Andrew Lloyd Webber) Ramin Karimloo/Sierra Boggess
Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Webber, Andrew Lloyd
LOVE NEVER DIES continues the story of The Phantom , who has moved from his lair in the Paris Opera House to haunt the fairgrounds of Coney Island, far across the Atlantic. Set ten years after the mysterious disappearance of The Phantom from Paris, this show is a rollercoaster ride of obsession and intrigue...in which music and memory can play cruel tricks...and The Phantom sets out to prove that, indeed, LOVE NEVER DIES .
About the Artist
Andrew Lloyd Webber is the composer of The Likes of Us, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor© Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, By Jeeves, Evita, Variations and Tell Me On A Sunday later combined as Song & Dance, Cats, Starlight Express, The Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love, Sunset Boulevard, Whistle Down the Wind, The Beautiful Game and The Woman in White. He composed the film scores of Gumshoe and The Odessa File. He composed the official themes of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona and the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano. His setting of the Latin Requiem Mass Requiem contains his famous version of Pie Jesu and won a Grammy for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. In 2004 he produced a film version of The Phantom of the Opera directed by Joel Schumacher and in 2006 a unique version of The Phantom of the Opera in Las Vegas. He pioneered television casting for musical theatre with the Emmy award-winning BBC series How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? in 2006. He repeated his success with Any Dream Will Do which cast the title role of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and in 2008 he cast the musical Oliver! for the BBC. In 2010 he will work with the BBC on a new show to find Dorothy and Toto in the new production of The Wizard of Oz". His awards include seven Tonys, three Grammys, seven Oliviers, a Golden Globe, an Oscar, two International Emmys, the Praemium Imperiale, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre and The Kennedy Center Honor. He was knighted in 1992 and created an honorary life peer in 1997.
Ramin Karimloo: The Phantom Ramin, born in Iran, began his career in his hometown of Toronto, Canada, singing in rock bands, one being a tribute to his all-time favourite, The Tragically Hip. Deciding to go into theatre, he played the roles of Jay Kurntiz in Lost in Yonkers and Shervin in Columbia House (both in rep at the Annex Theatre). From there he set sail and became part of the theatre companies for the MS Carousel (Airtours) and MV Oriana (P&O Criuses). In the UK, Ramin has played The Phantom and Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty's), Enjolras in Les Misérables (Queen's) and Chris in Miss Saigon (UK tour). He has also played the title role in Aladdin (Chatham Theatre), Pirate/Policeman in The Pirates of Penzance (Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, and UK tour), Pirate King in The Pirates of Penzance (Theatre Royal, Bath), Artie Green and understudy Joe Gillis in Sunset Boulevard (UK tour) and Feuilly and understudy Marius in Les Misérables (Palace). Ramin had the privilege of performing as Enjolras in Les Misérables - A Special Concert at Windsor Castle to celebrate the centenary of the Entente Cordiale, in front of Her Majesty The Queen. Workshops and concerts include: Steve in Going Once, Menelaus in Helen of Troy written by Brian Johnson of AC/DC, Francisco in Zorro - The Musical co-written by flamenco guitarist Juan Martin, Leo Angelides in Moonshadow written by Cat Stevens, Simon Zealotes in Jesus Christ Superstar (Portchester Castle) and Marius in Les Misérables (Broadlands, Romsey and Powderham Castle, Exeter). Film and television include: Paul in Flipside and Christine's Father in The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Joel Schumacher. He was proud to play the role of The Phantom for the 21st anniversary performance in London. Ramin has now played all three of Christine's loves, Father, Raoul and Phantom. Recordings include: his own album `Within the Six Square Inch' and the première symphonic recording of Love Never Dies.
Sierra Boggess: Christine Daaé Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Sierra graduated in 2004 from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois with a BFA in Musical Theatre. After graduation she moved to New York and landed the role of Binky in Princesses, a new musical, conceived and directed by David Zippel. Following the show's world premiere at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, Sierra then joined the Broadway National Tour of Les Misérables where she understudied the role of Cosette. In 2005 Sierra was hand picked by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Hal Prince to originate the role of Christine Daaé in Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular (Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada) and in November 2007 Sierra made her Broadway debut creating the title role in Disney's The Little Mermaid (Lunt-Fontanne). During her two years with the company she performed on The Today Show, Good Morning America, NBC Today, The View, Entertainment Tonight, The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the 62nd Annual Tony Awards as well as appeared in `People Magazine' and on the cover of `USA Today' with Mario Lopez and Megan Mullally. For her performance as Ariel, Sierra received both Drama League and Drama Desk nominations and was the recipient of a Broadway.com Audience Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance. Sierra starred as Sieglinde Lessing in the 2009 City Centre Encores production of Music in the Air alongside Douglas Sills and Kristin Chenoweth. She has also sung at Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops, at Town Hall for Broadway by the Year: the Musicals of 1954 and performed at Lincoln Centre as a part of the American Songbook Series. Recordings include: The Little Mermaid and the premiére symphonic recording of Love Never Dies. Love Never Dies will mark Sierra's West End debut.