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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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yassssssssss s s s s s :)
I had the most wonderful privilege of watching this beautiful production at the orpheum in Memphis but can't remember who played Phantom, Christine, and Raoul. I also have watched the 25 anniversary with Ramin<3, Sierra, and Hadley. I love it so much.
No One .... other than Potter gets This!
GO RAMIN KARIMLOO. YOURE THE BEST PHANTOM EVER.
And ramin K was the most in tin inflating phantom ever their vocials are amazeballs !!!
I'm crying Sierra bogges was a perfect Christine daaē perfect the vocials were beautiful and in 11
ferraro_chri s t i n a
I love the phantom of the opera I'm seeing it at the dr Philips center next saturday
OMG THAT WAS CROCK WAS AHHHHH SCARY , I WATCHED THE 2004 MOVIE AT MY SCHOOL IN CHOURS I FELL LOVE WITH NOW IM A POTO PHAN AHH ♥♥♥♥
I elephant trumpet sound hear drums
So excited that I'm getting the 25th anniversary DVD for Christmas this year!!! I love Phantom!!!
I meant ORPHEUM in Memphis
abigailsettl e _ NO WAY. RAMIN and Sierra are the best. I wish I could have seen them in the 25 anniversary. I saw it at the Orpheus in Memphis (2014) and I wish I had paid attention to who played the Phantom and Christine because they were good but I still enjoy Ramin and Sierra better. I'm not hatin on anybody but this is my opinion. Ramin just has the most chilling phantom voice I've ever heard and it has a GREAT harmony with Sierra. I wish they could post their version of LOVE NEVER DIES on Yo
Wishing you could warm and gentle
Between both les miserables PHA
Anniversary
PHA the movie bam so good
25th It's anniversary Albert hall
This is the best POTO cast ever! Sierra is amazing!
aholmescs
Davis Gaines is the BEST phantom ever!!!
silrabbit2
I got to see The Phantom of the Opera play at the Venetian in Las Vegas and it was amazing I love plays that have to do with love feeling and passion..... .
The Phantom of the Opera is by far the best musical I've heard it is so cool and scary Michael Crawford is my favorite phantom
happykissy you are stupid
I hate your songs and you
I swear that I saw something in my mirror last night and it had a white face.
I hope I see the phantom in my morror tonight ^_^
Love this musical so much!!!
Never mind
Follow me
One of my favorite plays!!
My high voice opera
nikithecat03
This song is AMAZEBALLS!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Rierra forever!!!
Singing opera Sierra pretty
freak4narnia
I honestly think that the reason ramin is sooooo amazing is also due to the chemistry he has with Sierra. The two of them are probably the best duo and then throw in Hadley and oh gods its perfection. I saw this on broadway well okay the one with norm lewis and Sierra for my sweet sixteen and I loved it so much. But honestly my favorite thing ramin has done would have to. Be when I saw him as jean valjean. He was perfect and if possible his voice was even better than his phantom days.
I have to give it to Crawford for being the original, but Ramin is my all time favorite, his voice is just... Ugh! Perf!
ferncourt98
Cool song
Sheet musical songwriter my voice high
Ramin is my favorite Phantom. His voice, his movements, and his dedication to the role made it so enjoyable to watch. He makes you love and feel Phantom, and Phantom's true passion for Christine and his music. Love Never Dies is just an amazing sequel everybody wanted. Till I Hear You Sing and Music of the Night are my all time favorites. Ramin is doing a magnificent job as Jean Val-jean in Les Miserable. Ramin can do anything and any role and will always be my phantom.
ramin is legendary
Michael is the ONLY Phantom. No one else compares. Stunning performance from Crawford. I miss him.
I remember the first time I saw it live... I feel in love with it... I bought the tickets for my wife for Christmas and told her to take friend but she dragged me instead... And the rest is history.... Best show ever... Can't wait till it comes to phoenix so I can see it again will be my third time...
Was very disappointed with Ramin on Past the Point and Sierra on all I ask reprise
Ok u don't even know how much I LOVE POTO and LND���� I cry every time I watch it��and I was literally bawling when I first saw LND and like ermergerd this is legit the most AMAZING AND MOST BEAUTIFUL MUSICAL OF ALL TIME!!!!!!!!
I actually like the 2004 movie better��☺️

RAOUL IS A RETARD

PHANTOM IS LITERALLY AN ANGEL ������������
ohhkbcie
If phanton of the opera whas written in this time period Let me be your bae say you'll get turnt up when I go to parties with yoooooou say yolo errrdaaaaaaa y thaaaats all I ask of yoooou *phantom shows up in the back ground ok yolo b**ch you will be mine in this life time *roul pops his head up is you mad or'Nah *phantom takes out sword she will be mine cuz I'm a boss a** b**ch b**ch b**ch b**ch arent we all happy it wasn't written like that
I saw this on Broadway as my sweet 16.. I would watch the DVD religiously. .. one of my top favorite musicals.. if not the top of all. . And I love every song. . The personalitie s . . The whole thing it's magic to me. ..
kucyk321
I just love phantom of the opera! SING FOR ME! Think of me remember me!

superlalabub b l e s
I don't get what's so great about Ben Lewis. Ramin is a GOD compared to him and in general. Sorry:/
Phantom is one of my top three musicals. What makes Phantom unique is that it's music is not that common in the theater. It is the only musical I know where there really are not that many ensemble songs. It is the most beautiful show in existence.
autumn.boett g e r
Ramin is the best!!! Cedric the mask anyone? XD
hunnkennb
omg i love this song
i have all of the songs memorized, its a great story
the book is great read it if you havent yet its almost better than the play-almost
Ramin is a god
phillipdeang e l o
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