The hotly anticipated sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera", Love Never dies opened last night to mostly dismal reviews. One reviewer called it "Paint Never Dries." Most of the complaints stem from the score not having as many "catchy" tunes as the original.
For his part Andrew Lloyd Webber says he isn't worried. "A musical takes a while to grow and come together, Last Wednesday I sat for the first time and I thought, you know what? 'Love Never Dies' is a really, really good show."
He also says that the internet is playing a part in the dismal reviews. "There was one night when the chandelier in 'Phantom' failed to rise ... We did half of the show with the chandelier right in the way of most of the audience, "You think back on it and you think, 'If that was on the Net, what would have happened?"