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The Phantom of the Opera

Members say: Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging
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In this classic musical - the longest running in Broadway history - a hideously deformed man lives in the cellars of the Paris Opera and takes a beautiful soprano as a student.

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Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. "Phantom of the Opera" is the longest running musical in Broadway history and features a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is directed by Hal Prince.

 
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75
The New York Times

"I found my expectations upended, my jaded armor melting away...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...It may or may not be a great musical, according to your tastes, or even a good one, but 'Phantom of the Opera' certainly remains a grand, lavishly decked-out galleon of a show, surging on into the 21st century showing few signs of decay." Full Review

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CitiTour

"'The Phantom of Opera' not only looks as good as it did in 1988, but still holds the same thrills for audiences as the day it first bowed...'Phantom' will never be my favorite musical; stretches of it drag and the plot remains remarkably simple-minded. But should Prince and the producers continue to make such smart casting decisions, there’s more than a ghost of a chance that this legendary musical will stay on Broadway for another 26 years." Full Review

75
StageZine

"The magic flows from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s immortal music…From its design standpoint, it has been maintained to perfection…The style of acting and singing is more operatic in nature than realistic for the stage. So the cast has its ups and downs…As a whole, 'The Phantom of the Opera' is still a gem of a show, the last of its kind. It’s a link to the theatrical past when the shows were opulent and eye-popping." Full Review

90
New York Post

“Harold Prince’s powerful operatic-style staging is terrific, remaining taut and shipshape, while the show still acquires just the right style, ornate but quaint, from the late Maria Bjornson’s wonderful production design. Add to this Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sweeping and lush pastiche of a score, and you’ve got a blockbuster…This is not simply one of the longest-running Broadway musicals – it is, more important, one of the all-time best Broadway musicals. It delivers." Full Review

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New York Daily News

"To say the score is Lloyd Webber’s best is not saying a great deal...What sets ‘Phantom’ apart is the extraordinarily imaginative work of Bjornson, whose sets and costumes are a breathtaking, witty, sensual tribute to 19th century theater...The characters are not fleshed out, the lyrics are forgettable and the melodramatic plot is not as evocative as it might be. Nevertheless, that master conjurer Hal Prince has woven these seemingly outmoded materials into a grand evening of theater." Full Review

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Variety

“Andrew Lloyd Webber has taken the Gaston Leroux potboiler about the love-crazed disfigured genius who lives in the catacombs of the Paris Opera and fashioned it into a thrilling and musically rich mass legit entertainment. The 19th century period spectacle, scenic legerdemain, soaring melodies and exceptional singing are at the service of an involving and piquantly offbeat love story, all of it staged with brilliantly organized flair by Harold Prince, back in top form.” Full Review

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The Washington Post

“It is a thrilling show -- as sumptuous as any on Broadway. And it touches the heart in odd and unexpected ways…If you put aside all preconceived notions and let the spell happen, I don't see how you can be disappointed…’Phantom’ follows an insinuating tack -- luring the audience into a luxurious world of gaslight and dark shadows, caressing it with soaring melodies...Buoyed by the strains of Lloyd Webber's lush score, 'Phantom' shimmers with true romanticism." Full Review

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Christian Science Monitor

"Lush melodies ardently performed. Lavish spectacle and stunning effects. Overflowing sentiment and luxuriant fantasy...Britain's Andrew Lloyd Webber has triumphed again, this time with a musical extravaganza that may be his most accomplished…The adapters have turned the sturdy romance into a musical spectacular that is...a dazzling piece of collaborative stagecraft." Full Review

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88
Avg Score

80
Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging, Absolutely fantastic costumes, Very weird story

See it if You want to see this iconic show. Why not see it to learn what the fuss is about? The singing is incredible. Beautiful costumes. Sets. Etc.

Don't see it if You hate musicals and opera. Also story is pretty strange. And dark. Seems inappropriate for kids in my opinion.

Also I had seen the original production and avoided the show all these year... Read more Read less

87
Delightful, Edgy, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if If you like classical musical theater ie Evita, Kiss me Kate, Le Miz etc. you will love it. Great staging it is a world class show.

Don't see it if I think you need to have a sophistication of Opera or heavy musicals to really appreciate the show.

80
Absorbing, Classic, Rich score

See it if you grew up with the music or want to enjoy a night out (with a few hundred tourists from around the world)

Don't see it if you're looking for something modern or edgy. This show is very much a classic

70
Dated, Fun, Singable but simple score

See it if you never have - everyone should see it once. This production delivers the crowd pleasing visuals and songs in a perfectly adequate fashion.

Don't see it if you're looking for edgy groundbreaking theater, or have an aversion to synthesized music. The orchestrations could use a serious update.

Also Lots of earnest energy in this cast, and I sat next to two teen aged t... Read more Read less

100
Masterful, Must see, Great writing, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see Andrew Lloyd Weber's classic of classics. It's an institution.

Don't see it if you want to miss the best play ever.

Also I've seen in twice, I saw Phantom after 10 years. I liked it more than... Read more Read less

90
Enchanting, Must see, Romantic, Indulgent, Great singing

See it if you grew up w/ the music, appreciate rich visuals and unironic gothic love stories, or are on the fence for any reason

Don't see it if you’ll treat the theater like it's your living room. Phantom always attracts weirdos who wander the aisles, scratch themselves, cuddle. WTF?

Also If you’ve only ever listened to the recording you owe it to yourself t... Read more Read less

90
Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want a classic musical with one of the most beautiful singing.

Don't see it if you want a up-beat and less conventional musical.

87
Enchanting, Masterful, Refreshing, Romantic

See it if You love great Andrew Lloyd Weber music, theatrics. Some classic music, great staging, and beautiful acting. Great for all ages.

Don't see it if You don't like romance, music, or a great stage.

50
Dated

See it if you are obsessed with the music and/or love Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Don't see it if you can help it. There is so much better theater out there.

88
Must see, Great singing

See it if you love classical Broadway. The show is beautifully done and is still going strong after all these years. The staging is incredible.

Don't see it if opera music is not your style.

92
Absorbing, Masterful, Romantic, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You enjoy the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, would like to see an epic classic.

Don't see it if You are looking to see a "party" style musical.

82
Enchanting, Epic, Dated, Great staging

See it if You have never seen it before. It's a classic that everyone should see at least once. Pop-opera, fantasy driven, dark.

Don't see it if You aren't a fan of pop-operas. The show feels dated and dusty but is a classic. It's pretty dark, so avoid if you want a light comedy.

81
Enchanting, Masterful, Must see, Riveting, Great singing

See it if you have never seen it. The show holds up even this many years later, but I can't imagine going for a repeat viewing

Don't see it if you dislike darker romance stories or old-fashioned shows

90
Dated, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if you've never seen it before. Seeing POTO is like a rite of passage for theatre fans.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of the music, or you don't like mega-musicals.

87
Exquisite, Intense, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love classic brodway musicals

Don't see it if If you don't like fantasy, great staging.

85
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Romantic, Entertaining

See it if it's a classic for a reason - a real must see, particularly here on Broadway.

Don't see it if you hate tourist traps or Andrew Lloyd-Webber (so tourist traps)

15
Excruciating

See it if ....

Don't see it if don't.

50
Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if you absolutely have to see it. Otherwise don't bother.

Don't see it if you want to see something new and different.

Also It was exactly what I expected it to be. Very underwhelming and not im... Read more Read less

65
Disappointing, Overrated, Dated

See it if you want to see the longest running show.

Don't see it if you want the longest running show to finally close!!! (Please God Close!)

80
Delightful, Enchanting, Epic, Exquisite, Dated

See it if There is a reason why this is the longest running show on Broadway. It doesn't disappoint.

Don't see it if It is a little dated--especially the falling chandelier.

90
Absorbing, Epic, Exquisite, Masterful, Great staging

See it if big EPIC loud glorious luxurious opulent musical theater blows your mind. Magnificent staging & costumes. Touristy now but still a must-see.

Don't see it if you have zero taste. Even ONCE, it MUST be experienced. Or like many romantic saps (HELLO), see it more than once. Never a disappointment.

74
Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Slow, Dated

See it if You like Andrew Lloyd Webber, classic musicals, opera

Don't see it if You like to easily follow plot, find the "romance" in it sinister, or dislike operatic musicals

62
Confusing, Cliched, Dated

See it if You like over the top 80s and Andrew Lloyd Weber is your man.

Don't see it if You want something fresh and modern. This show could use an update.

85
Enchanting, Entertaining, Great costumes, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love heart-wrenching musicals that incorporate wonderful set designs/effects, costumes & of course lovely songs.

Don't see it if musicals don't do it for you, cause you won't appreciate the show.

75
Great singing, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of the spooky black & white horror classics

Don't see it if If you can't stand to listen to 3 hours of boring Lloyd Weber reprises.