We guess when you're as rich and successful as HE is, then you're allowed to shrug off some bad press!
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber has responded to the negative reviews on his latest musical, Love Never Dies, the sequel to The Phantom of Opera!!
"I've been in this business for over 40 years - 43 to be precise - I've never had a show which has been successful that hasn't had quite negative reviews. I'm not really sure how much reviews matter. Maybe they do for a small production, where it depends on getting people there. But there have been shows with rave reviews which nobody watches and come off after six months. You know when an audience is beginning to really respond. The last six shows we've had, we've had total standing ovations. That might not mean anything and if we get terrible reviews, everyone may go dead on the piece. But we've got such good performers out there, I couldn't ask for anyone better."
Well spoken!! That man has a lot of class!!
We figure since the music is good - it's basically been the only aspect of the show praised - then Love Never Dies will do just fine!!
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