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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