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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article

MCfan2
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Latest "Phantom" sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 12:12pm
Just how far can ALW ramp up the repulsion here (to borrow a line from MST3K)? Every previous mention of this idea has made me want to bang my head against a wall. This article makes me want to throw myself off a ledge.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/118218.html

"The Stage reports that the working title for Lloyd Webber's new musical is Phantom: Once Upon Another Time. . . .

"The Daily Mail previously described the sequel plot this way: 'The Phantom has slipped away to New York and has set up a fairground world on Coney Island, along with Madame Giry and her daughter, Meg. He organizes a concert in Manhattan for Christine, the object of his desire. Christine travels to the U.S. with her husband Raoul and their teenage son, who happens to be a musical genius...just like the Phantom.'"

Continuity? Who needs it?
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Cape Twirl of Doom
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 12:17pm
Why oh why can't this just be an elaborate joke?
"It's Phantom meets Hamlet... Phamlet!"
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sit&dither
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 12:20pm
Hasn't the Coney Island/concert for Christine plot been a part of this show from it's inception, back when its working title was Phantom in Manhattan? I've never read the book, but I assumed that plotline was lifted from the then-associated novel The Phantom of Manhattan.

But now it appears he's keeping the same plot, but dispensing with the aforementioned book: "The show is not based on source material."

I'm so confused. Much like this ill-attempt of a show, I'd imagine.
MCfan2
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 12:22pm
Why indeed, Cape Twirl? I'm so revolted by now, I'd give a year of my life to hear the guy say, "April Fool! What, you thought I was serious??"
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Scarywarhol
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 12:51pm
This title is five times as bad as "The Phantom of Manhattan"
Trekkie2
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:12pm
There's a little vomit in my mouth right now.
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keen on kean
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:15pm
Why on earth would someone of the caliber of Jack O'Brien want to be associated with this?
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DMsquared2
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:47pm
Does anyone else just want this to go down as the worst show in history?

It's not a very nice thing to wish, money will be lost, reputations stained, etc., but it's like the anticipation of watching someone fall flat on their ass.
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MrSweetNAwful
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:53pm
He's gotta be rick rolling us.

The marquee will be put up, tickets will be sold, the house will be packed, the lights will go down, the curtain will go up and it'll just be a giant screen filling the stage, and it will play "never gonna give you up" for two and a half hours.
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Fosse76
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:54pm
"With composer Alan Menken, Slater wrote new songs for the Disney Broadway musical, The Little Mermaid, as well as the dawning musicals Leap of Faith and Sister Act."

Well Webber sure knows how to pick a winner, doesn't he!
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songanddanceman2
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:57pm
Well its hitting us in the UK 1st so hopefully it will disappear fast here and you wont have to endure it
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Borstalboy
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:58pm
Yeah, LITTLE MERMAID, LEAP OF FAITH, and SISTER ACT! The guy just reeks innovation, inspiration, and originality!!


Once upon another time...like the eighties when Lloyd Webber was still significant.
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EponineAmneris
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:59pm
I can't believe this is real... NO NO NO NO!!!
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Scarywarhol
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 01:59pm
"Well Webber sure knows how to pick a winner, doesn't he!"

Slater's actually a really talented guy, though I never thought of him as the Andrew Lloyd Webber type...
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Robert Taylor
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 02:08pm
Open minds people, at least keep an open mind for it, otherwise you won't enjoy it even if it's amazing.
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sit&dither
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 02:14pm
Once upon another time...like the eighties when Lloyd Webber was still significant.

Here, here, Borstal. That made me laugh.
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musical_devotee
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 02:14pm
Keeping my fingers crossed for ALW and the show.

Let's see how the whole thing works out. If it sucks, I'll be the first one to say so. The least one can do is not to bash beforehand.
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blaxx
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 02:45pm
Once Upon Another Crap.
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george95
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 02:52pm
As long as this new show does not affect the original Phantom in New York or London then it'll be ok.......but I don't trust ALW enough....I think this new show will damage the original in some way, either by people connecting Phantom with its terrible sequel, or with him (heaven forbid) close Phantom to make room for this show.
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Borstalboy
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 02:55pm
What's not to trust?

What could possibly go wrong??
"It's now rather very common to hear people say 'I'm rather offended by that'. As if that gives them certain rights. It's actually nothing more than a whine. It has no meaning, no purpose. It has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I am offended by that'. Well, so f**king what?"--Stephen Fry
Trekkie2
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 02:55pm
"at least keep an open mind for it"

No. No, thank you.
"I think of avant-garde as downtown shows where you rub waffles and chocolate on yourself."- Hunter Bell
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blaxx
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 03:03pm
or with him (heaven forbid) close Phantom to make room for this show.

I hope he does! Then when the sequel flops, the opera ghost wouldn't be on Broadway for good!
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Eris0303
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 03:37pm
One thing that confused me was the mention of Webber's "new" reality casting show "Any Dream Will Do?" Sounds like the writer of the article got a little confused and used some old info.
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MCfan2
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 04:36pm
This is one time when I plan to keep my mind very firmly closed. You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear, and you can't make anything remotely good out of that absolutely horrific synopsis and title.

Why doesn't he just have the Phantom and Christine go find a barn and put on a show? Even that would make more sense than this tripe!
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Weez
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 04:54pm
See, I'm usually the first person to insist people keep an open mind. I try so hard to live by the life motto "don't knock it until you've tried it". And not even *I* have any hope for this project. Ultimate trainwreck. XP
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Not Barker, Todd.
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re: Latest 'Phantom' sequel article
Posted: 5/30/08 at 05:39pm
"See, I'm usually the first person to insist people keep an open mind. I try so hard to live by the life motto "don't knock it until you've tried it". And not even *I* have any hope for this project. Ultimate trainwreck. XP"

Weez, I am so there with you man. We shall give great hope to the spider man, whilst the second phantom will receive only our boos and jeers.
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