The Music of 10,000 Nights ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Retains Its Luster

August 23, 2014

The Music of 10,000 Nights ‘The Phantom of the Opera’ Retains Its Luster

By Charles Isherwood

“I found myself with a new appreciation for this beloved show’s gothic theatricality; the waltzing sweep of Harold Prince’s direction; the grandly soaring melodies of its most celebrated songs; and the surprising vivacity and spark that the new leads, and even the lesser players, bring to this tale of love, obsession and murder in the bowels of a French opera house in the 19th century. 

"…Broadway’s “Phantom of the Opera certainly remains, now if not forever, a grand, lavishly decked-out galleon of a show, surging on into the 21st century…”

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