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The Phantom Of The Opera (2011 Cast)

Andrew Lloyd Webber (b. 1948) is the most successful composer of musicals of his generation and also a breaker of molds for the type. His predecessors were, for the most part, American: New York-based songwriters steeped in Broadway tradition. Lloyd Webber saw his share of shows as a child, too, but he was born in London, the son of William Lloyd Webber, Director of the London College of Music, and was trained at the Royal Academy of Music, hardly the sort of place where you'd be likely to hear Oklahoma!

Nevertheless, Lloyd Webber hooked up with lyricist Tim Rice, and the two began work on what would be a typical project for them, a musical based on the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors. Titled Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, it brought in a strong rock & roll influence. After writing a second unproduced musical, the two hit on the idea of writing a musical based on the life of Jesus Christ from the point of view of Judas (not the sort of idea likely to occur to a Broadway composer) and, again, imbued with rock. Unable to finance a stage version, Lloyd Webber and Rice did manage to record their show, and Jesus Christ Superstar went on to sales in the millions all over the world. The hit musical version followed.

Lloyd Webber and Rice then split, with the composer writing film scores and working on an abortive musical with playwright Alan Ayckbourne (Jeeves), after which Rice returned with another audacious idea: a musical based on the life of Argentine dictator (or dictator's wife, depending on how you look at it) Eva Peron. Evita (1976) repeated the pattern of Jesus Christ Superstar, with its hit record album followed by a successful theatrical run in the West End and then on Broadway.

The Lloyd Webber-Rice partnership, having proved itself again, was severed (Rice went on to write Chess), and Lloyd Webber next wrote a musical revue based on T.S. Eliot's whimsical poems about Cats (1981). This time, the show came before the album, and it's still running. By this time, Lloyd Webber had largely abandoned the rock elements of his work in favor of what critics found a pastiche style that borrowed from classical and opera sources. He had also become a brand name (and a corporation, the Really Useful Company) that assured at least a modest success for subsequent shows, though critics were often unimpressed with his efforts.

Downgrading the status of his lyricists, Lloyd Webber went on to a series of successful shows (Song and Dance, Starlight Express) before scoring another long- (and still-) running hit in 1987 (1988 in New York) with a musical adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Aspects of Love (1989-1990) was less successful, however. Lloyd Webber debuted a musical adaptation of the Billy Wilder film Sunset Boulevard in the early '90s, and it proved to be one of his rare disappointments, failing to earn either good reviews or healthy ticket sales. In 1996, Alan Parker adapted Evita for the screen; Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice contributed a new song, "You Must Love Me," to the production, which starred Madonna. "You Must Love Me" won the Best Original Song award at the 1997 Academy Awards. ~ William Ruhlmann, Rovi
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Love this song
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Love this song Wishing You Were Here Again from the Phantom Of The Opera
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croselongoba r d i
I love the 25th anniversary cast. They're phenomenal
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My song favorite
Wishing you somehow here again
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Love the Overture from the Phantom of the Opera
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It's my favorite concert 25t anniversary of the opera performances
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Its anniversary 25th concert
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My song favorite wishing you somehow here again
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DONT READ THIS OR YOU WILL BE KISSED ON THE NEAREST FRIDAY BY THE LOVE OF YOUR LIFE . NOW YOU'VE STARTED READING THIS IS FREAKY BUT IF YOU STOP READING THIS YOU WILL HAVE BAD LUCK . PUT THIS ON 15 SONGS . WHEN YOU ARE DONE PRESS SPACE BAR ANDYOUR CRUSHES NAME WILL APPEAR IN BIGGEST LETTERS THIS IS FREAKY IT ACTUALLY WORKS
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My song favorite wishing you somehow here again the music of night
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It's anniversary 25th
My favorite concert trumpet version movie
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Agreed. <3 follow 4 follow
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Phantom of the opera is the best in my book!!!!!!!!
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My fabulous song from the Phantom of The Opera Think Of Me
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Love this song The Angel Of Music from the Phantom Of The Opera
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Absolutely love this song All I Asked Of You
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Love the Phantom Of The Opera
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I love Angel Of Music from the Phantom Of The Opera
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Love The Phantom Of The Opera
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Absolutely love this song Wishing You Were Here Again
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Absolutely love this song Angel Of Music from the Phantom Of The Opera... I love this movie ;)
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My favorite movie The Phantom of The Opera
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the guy who sings this is my favorite Phantom of the opera Phantom.
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Absolutely love this song. Music Of The Night...
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Love The Point Of No Return...
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I love the phantom of the Opera
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I love listening to the Phantom of The Opera
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I just finished watching the Phantom of the Opera
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Watched the play and loved it
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I love the phantom of the opera
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LOVE THIS SO MUCH
hate Raoul though
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I'm 13 and I've seen this movie art least 4 times
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I love listening to the Phantom of The Opera every day and every night
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I love both of the Phantom of the Opera play and play.
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My friend always tells me that the movie is "amazing" but I disagree completely because of ramin and sierra. They are like my idols!
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Ramin's voice nearly made me melt the first time I heard him sing. Love this play
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the movie = 0
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This Its my favorite movie
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25th anniversary of the concert
The phantom of the opera
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I love the fanthom of the opera
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Phantom 25 is the BEST!!!
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e.c.walker46
Best musical ever!!! Ramin's the best! My last comment was about the Entr'acte.
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Sierra and Ramin are the best! But FirminxAndre is the best thing ever, especially in this song!
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I absolutely love the phantom, this is my favorite production by far!
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noodo
Just saw my third production last night in San Francisco . It surpassed my expectations ! It was still magically emotional. I seemed to bond with the the main actors. Ths latest production was refreshing. As usual, I felfell in love with Christine, and got teary eyed for the phantom.
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I agree completely. I mean Ramin`s voice is just so peaceful in this song i could fall asleep to this. And he suits the phantom perfectly. And Sierra has such a beautiful and powerful voice, she suits Christine perfectly. Whoever did ths casting is a genius.
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I think that ramin karimloo and sierra boggess are the best phantom and Christine. Ramins voice is amazing. Why do you think he is playing jon Val Jon. And hadley Fraser, he plays. Raoul, is playing javert
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Just saw the latest touring version in LA and must say it lacks from other productions I have seen. Of course when you've seen Crawford and Brightman you've seen the best. Worse part of newest interpretati o n is the actor playing Phantom gives him no vulnerabilit y or feeling of compassion as all others have.
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Masquerade!
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I love it!
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