Len from New Boston, NH
LOVE NEVER DIES
Attended Sat night 2/3 performance and thoroughly enjoyed it. Music was delightful. Costumes and sets, top notch. Performers were all outstanding. I looked around at the audience at the end. Th attendees I saw (myself included) were all on their feet clapping in unison as the actors came out in encore one by one. You don't see that very often. This not The Phantom! It is a delightful love story albeit with a tragic ending. It was hard to hold back tears at the end. I would definitely see it again and highly recommend it to friends. I bought my tickets right after seeing "Phantom" there last Fall and am glad I did! Ignore the critics! Go see it and judge for yourself. My only suggestion for improvement concerns the venue. I wish the Opera House had more bathrooms (not located in the basement) or, a slightly longer intermission time. I prefer a gentleman's lounge visit coupled with cocktails from the bar. There is not enough time for both. It's worse for the women attending.
Sebastian from Boston, Massachusetts
Truly fantastic. Dont think the very end was climatic as I thought it would be, other than that, truly enjoyable.
Jessica Gutierrez from Los Angeles, California
LOVE NEVER DIES PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
Definitely strange nothing like phantom of the opera. The story was a bit awkward, the sets were great and so was the singing. It was an ok show, expected more. I guess you can't match the original. Would I pay to see it again? Probably not.
Mike from Los Angeles, California
We were underwhelmed by the story and music. Seemed dated and not emotionally engaging. The ending seemed silly. Great voices and sets couldn't save it for us
Tania from Chicago, Illinois
TWO HOURS I'LL NEVER GET BACK
This past Wednesday, my sister and I went to see the matinee of Love Never Dies at the Cadillac Palace Theater in Chicago. Our seats were amazing, row 2 in aisle 3. At $90 a ticket, they were not cheap. For the price of the tickets, the play was exceedingly disappointing. Love Never Dies, a sequel to Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Weber follows the lead of Godfather3: unnecessary. The storyline made little sense, didn’t seem to remember crucial details about the previous work, and grasps for energy and relevance. The actors are spectacularly talented and my dislike of the musical had nothing to do with their performances. The characters did not connect, their relationships seemed to glide past each other. When a gun was produced at the end, I hoped for a bloodbath as in Hamlet, but alas only one character (the wrong one) died. The story ended abruptly and my only real feeling at the end of the play was ALW is a pompous ass in need of funds. Save your money and time.
Peter C from Boston, Massachusetts
THIS SEQUEL IS PROMISING BUT NEEDS WORK
Second half of the play is pretty good and finale is shockingly unexpected but overall it can't hold a candle to Phantom. The first half is disjointed and confusing. Melding Coney Island circus "freaks" and the Phantom story line does not work as Lloyd Weber has done. Singing and performances were very good but I could not recommend it.
DrP from Providence, Rhode Island
GREAT SCENERY AND SINGING BUT NO WOW LIKE PHANTOM
Ok to see but disappointing in the 10 year period at the start. Not a good setup about the opening circus and slow to start. Finished well with great scenery and songs. There was no WOW factor like the original Phantom. Play theme similar to others, sequels usually don't live up to the hype.
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