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Review: 'Love Never Dies,' but your patience will | Video

Review: 'Love Never Dies,' but your patience will | Video

If Michael Bay were to direct a musical, it would probably look a lot like “Love Never Dies”: muscular (with little inner-core strength), flashy (extravaganza dial set on “crush”), overripe (and yet weirdly flavorless) and leering (though the musical’s lascivious tableaux lean closer to a romance-novel feel).

The touring production, now at Fort Lauderdale’s Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a 12-day run, is a sequel to the Broadway/West End phenomenon “The Phantom of the Opera,” both shows the brainchild of composer and impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber (“Jesus Christ Superstar,” “Evita,” “Cats”). But unlike with “Phantom,” Webber doesn’t seem to be gleefully rubbing his hands...

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