"The Phantom of the Opera" is like Beauty and the Beast on sexy pills. The dark romance's earwormish score ("Masquaraaaade!") and morosely gorgeous set design haven't hurt its popularity either.

“The Phantom of the Opera” is like Beauty and the Beast on sexy pills. The dark romance’s earwormish score (“Masquaraaaade!”) and morosely gorgeous set design haven’t hurt its popularity either.

The Cameron Mackintosh production opening in Columbus this weekend is coming off of a sold-out tour of the UK, where reviews were glowing.