March 10, 2010
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Unhappiness with new Webber musical
Andrew Lloyd-Webber's follow-up to his biggest musical success ever gets a lukewarm reception among British reviewers.
There are mixed reviews that meet the musical giant Andrew Lloyd-Webber's latest work "Love Never Dies".
The music is a successor to his greatest success ever, "The Phantom Of The Opera." It had a premiere on Tuesday evening.
The audience in London's Adelphi Theater seemed enthusiastic and traveled to a standing applause. But in Wednesday's British newspapers there are also some worms in cup.
- Not exactly a hit, the newspaper Daily Mail reviewer.
- the show lacks excitement in the story, says in the Guardian, though shelves costumes.
in "Love Never Dies" is the action moved from the Paris Opera to New York and played say 10 years after the end of "The Phantom Of The Opera".
However, it does not seem like a big group of Lloyd-Webbers otherwise faithful fans. They have created a Facebook group called "Love Should Die" to show their dissatisfaction with the sequel.
"The Phantom of The Opera" is the most popular musical in the world. More than 100 million have seen the musical, which has been performed in 15 different languages, including Danish.
The original tale is based on the novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" by the French author Gaston Leroux.
The Webber's Phantom musical had a premiere back in 1986. At the time, as was the case with the sequel, there were also lukewarm reviews that awaited the next day.