Following the news that Sierra Boggess, currently playing Christine in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre, will leave the role on 5 March to head to Broadway, more rumours are circulating over the cast changes for the show.

Celia Graham is widely tipped to replace Boggess on 7 March, following roles including Christine in Phantom and Sierra’s current understudy in Love Never Dies.

Also, David Thaxton is rumoured to be replacing Joseph Millson as Raoul. Thaxton was a hit in Passion at the Donmar Warehouse last year alongside Elena Roger, earning an Olivier Award nod for best actor in a new musical in the recent nominations.

Summer Strallen, who plays Meg in the show, will also be leaving to take on a stage adaptation of classic movie musical Top Hat, joining Tom Chambers to recreate the on-screen roles made famous by Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire.

RUMOUR CHECK-LIST

  • Show: Love Never Dies
  • Theatre: Adelphi Theatre
  • Casting: Celia Graham, David Thaxton
  • Producer: Really Useful Group
  • Date of new cast: 7 March?
  • Director: Jack O’Brien
Source: New York Times (14/02/11)BroadwayWorld (16/02/11)
David Thaxton

David Thaxton