I think too cost would be a factor, generally speaking west end tickets are cheaper and the theatre is smaller so you would get a better view. etc. The cheaper tickets at the Majestic up at the back are very far far away.
That being said, personally, I prefer the Broadway version because everything is just a little bit bigger and breathes better in the Majestic where as in London it can feel rather crammed in at Her Majesty's.
Physically, Phantom, but Musically for me anyways it would be Sunset and Evita. But, I do like how in his earlier works the flow is made up of song, song, song, rather than music flowing from one song to another.
Not that it was asked, but my least favourite would be Aspects of Love, his connecting music there is just so bizarre at times. Also I've never listened to Starlight or Jeves
That video is definately the london revival. Personally I loved the projection combo. the projection shows the chopper flying in really fast. and at first I thought, dam, no helicopter, then the drop flies out and there it is, to me it worked very well.
I also remember being under the stage at a drury lane theatre tour when they were having a rehearsal above, we just happened to be there in the helicopter scene and the sound effects under the stage were deafening.
its a large section of the deck plus the edge of some of those large candelabra
also in the photo those velvet rope things they use for the rehearsal scene are also gone, not sure what else, there seemed to be a lot of melted stuff to the side and most of the scenery/props would have been stored there.
sad to see what has happened. Im sure they will get it up and running as soon as they can. going by photos the deck seemed to be of wood and not steel like a more permanent one. Perhaps they can somehow use parts of the Oberhausen or Moscow set now that those have closed and both of them, like what they were using before the fire, had the large candelabra sliding onstage rather than coming up from the ground.
Pics of the load in looked particularly nice, seeing how they reconfigu
Quite simply, the original production is Beautiful,
easiest way to describe it.
The new tour just isn't. Kind of reminds me about how I feel about the movie. the "look" of the tour is closer to the "look" of the movie. Their attempt to make it more 'realistic and gritty' what ever that means. Basically what they did in both instances was to throw all references of period accuracy out the window.