*** Recommended *** Although many in the audience on opening night were thrilled to see “Love Never Dies”, the sequel to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s wildly successful musical, “Phantom of the Opera”, I was underwhelmed. The cast was wonderful, the costumes and set were spectacular, but the plot, “Phantom” cloned and moved to Coney Island, was ridiculously obvious, while it was difficult to understand the words and the music was just so-so. 2 ½ Spotlights
“Love Never Dies” runs through March 4th at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, 151 W. Randolph, Chicago. The best-priced parking option for Cadillac Palace is the garage on the corner of Franklin and Lake which charges only $13. Running time is 2 hours, 25 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 pm; Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:00 and 7:30 pm; and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Tickets range from $35-$100. FYI (312) 977-1710, (800) 775-2000, www.broadwayinchicago.com or www.ticketmaster.com.
Read my entire review at www.spotlightonlake.com.