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.
re: Elaine Paige as Fantine Apr 30
2008, 05:15:25 AM
In a radio interview Cameron Mackintosh gave to Elaine Paige, he said she was the first choice for the role of Fantine, but was busy with her role in CHESS at that time, so she couldn't do it.
re: Best Evita Album Apr 18
2008, 01:03:47 AM
Each of the recordings has something interesting in its own right. The OBC is among my favorites beacause of Patti, but I really don't like Mandy Patinkin's singing or Bob Gunton rolling his 'r'. I also prefer a Che with a deeper voice.
The concept album with Julie Covington is interesting because it has the extra lyrics (in EVA'S SONNET and LAMENT in particular), plus the score is played by a much bigger orchestra than in the later recordings (except in the movie soundtrack).
Ray Repp claimed Webber plagiarized his 1978 song titled “Till You” and used it for the the title track of "Phantom". The same song Pink Floyd has accused Webber of using a fragment of "Echoes" for?
So which is it? Did he plagiarize Repp or Pink Floyd? Can't be both now can it?
Does this mean then that Ray Repp plagiarized Pink Floyd and then Webber followed suit and plagiarized Repp.
Webber won the law suit filed by Ray Repp and
re: Andrew Lloyd Webber Mar 20
2008, 02:04:48 AM
It's all a matter of oppinion. I personally love ALW's music and musicals. Hal Prince himself said in an interview: "There is a whole snob attitude towards Andrew because he is so successful. He (Webber) knows what excites, energizes the empty space......His scores reflect a contemporary appreciation of rock and pop and blend them with the more traditional opera, music theatre, even liturgical canon....He creates musical motifs for each character, developing, then intertwining them into everythi
re: German Cast Recordings Mar 19
2008, 01:44:42 AM
The German cast recording of SUNSET BOULEVARD with Helen Schneider and Uwe Kröger is awesome and is a must have for the fans of the show.
re: Whistle Down the Wind Tour... Jan 16
2008, 01:44:03 AM
I haven't seen the show on stage, but the cast recording is great, I love the score. It would be interesting to see how it works on stage.
re: Phantom Review 1/09/2008 Jan 10
2008, 01:57:31 PM
I just saw the Phantom last Saturday in London, almost two years since seeing it there for the first time. Everything George95 said about the Broadway production can be applied to London one. The show is still fresh and lively as ever, as is the audience response. Ramin Karimloo, who took over the title role last autumn, is simply brilliant. Strong stage presence and the exceptional vocal range. If you have a chance to catch him as the Phantom, do not miss it.