Theatre News — Sunday, 17 July 2011

  • Love Never Dies -- Title CardThe Australian production of the Phantom sequel Love Never Dies will be filmed for DVD release, according to Playbill Online.  Given that the Broadway production has been “indefinitely postponed,” this may be Americans’ only shot at seeing it.
  • What’s On Stage confirms the Lumley/Lindsay Lion in Winter, rumored a couple weeks ago.
  • The debut play of Saul Rubinek (currently of Warehouse 13) will open at the Menier Chocolate Factory in London this Autumn.  Frank Oz will direct.  (Thanks again, What’s On Stage)
  • Oscar Wilde’s unproduced play Constance will get its world premiere at London’s King’s Head pub theatre this fall.  (Reports Playbill Online)
  • From the Show Must Go On department, the RSC’s Sam Troughton injured his knee in a performance of Romeo & Juliet in New York last week.  His understudy went on after a brief pause to allow him to rehearse.  (Courtesy Playbill Online)
  • The musical of Rebecca, which opened in Vienna several years ago, will open on Broadway in Spring 2012.  (Thanks again, Playbill.)