Reviews

Bloomberg News review of Phantom Broadway

The New York production of Phantom gets a rave review from Bloomberg News’ John Simon. This review was originally published on the Bloomberg News website. Broadway’s Phantom Still King of Romance, Chills: John Simon Sept. 5 (Bloomberg) — After 8,984 …

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Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular!

“It’s SPECTACULAR in every sense of the word….” “ ‘Phantom’ has been remodeled as a thrill-ride tuner with pyrotechnics, layer upon layer of bombast and a chandelier that dwarfs every lighting fixture ever assembled for this warhorse.” “A finely detailed …

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New York Times revisits the Phantom

By JASON ZINOMAN The paint on the balconies of the Majestic Theater looks chipped and the electronic drum machine sounds like something left over from a music video from the 1980′s. But "The Phantom of the Opera" really shows its …

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A timeless journey

If you thought the South African production of Cats was terrific you’ll be knocked out by Phantom. I have always studiously avoided seeing this musical because I perceived The Phantom of the Opera as a schmaltzy melodrama with a few …

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I can’t wait to see it again!

Argus Tonight Review There has been many a spectacular production in the Artscape Opera House over the years but never anything as visually overwhelming as The Phantom of the Opera. I could have said the same about Toerien’s productions of …

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Phantom is set to thrill audiences…

South African Production Media Reviews Phantom is set to thrill audiences … I’ve seen the famous falling chandelier and it is indeed huge. A great mass of baubles reclining like a sleeping rhino in a metal cage at the back …

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“Lush, lovely and over the top…”

Hollywood Reporter review of 2003 US tour With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and a book by Stilgoe and Webber (based on the novel "La Fonteme de L’Opera" by Gaston …

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Sunday Express review from the original London opening night

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s new musical The Phantom of The Opera is a gorgeous operatic extravaganza that is a thrill to the blood and a sensual feast for the eye. High melodrama is the key note from the start when the …

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The Phantom of the Opera opens in London

Original London production press quotes… …"soaring ballads and sensational stage effects." A team of supreme theatre craftsmen have seized avidly on its lush romantic agony to produce a musical as sumptuous and unashamedly stagey as a Victorian pantomime – a …

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Stars, spectacle, score and story…

Four words sum up the unstoppable success of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s triumphant re-working of this vintage spine-tingling melodrama. Stars, spectacle, score and story. Together they add up to that old magic ingredient: theatricality. There is simply nothing on earth to …

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