QuaranTune #19: "Til I Hear You Sing" from Love Never Dies
A show tune a day keeps the quarantine blues at bay...
As the ultimate length of the current Broadway shutdown remains unclear, we are longing for the day we can finally hear our favorite Broadway stars return to the New York stage and sing once more. So, today's #QuaranTune is an anthem that mirrors that very sentiment. It is The Phantom's stirring ballad "Til I Hear You Sing" from Love Never Dies.
As previously reported, the acclaimed Australian production of Love Never Dies can be streamed for free from 2pm (ET) today on The Show Must Go On! YouTube Channel and will remain available for a limited 48-hour period.
Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Glenn Slater, "Til I Hear You Sing" debuted in the world premiere of Love Never Dies in February 2010 at the Adelphi Theatre in London's West End. It was performed by Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo, who originated the role of The Phantom for the much-anticipated sequel and earned his first-ever Olivier Award nomination for his portrayal. Since then, the show tune has been performed in productions in Australia, Denmark, Japan, Germany, and all across the States during the 2017-18 National Tour.
Here's original star Ramin Karimloo in a special music video performance of the song (and look out for Broadway favorite and Olivier Award nominee Sierra Boggess, who also makes an appearance)...
My broken soul can't be alive and whole, 'Til I hear you sing once more.
(The Phantom, Love Never Dies)
(Photo credit: Love Never Dies YouTube Channel)