I must admit I am interested, it looks highly doubtful that there actors will be playing cats like on stage, maybe it will be some sort of 'let me read a story to my kid' and it gets played out kind of thing. If it isn't something totally out of left field then I just dont know what the point of it all will be.
one of my favourite lighting moments is when the phantom is at the organ just before MOTN, and he goes to move off, the way the candelabra are lit up and the diffused light coming down on him from above, it shows up lovely on his shiny mask
I think the London version had somewhat of a lighting upgrade (based on some instagram posts) but i am not sure if it was an actual lighting upgrade or just the control system (consoles)
I find with alot of the new productions these new led lights look so artificial giving off what I call the 'bubble gum' effect. the led's seem to lack a warmth which is needed for a period piece like Phantom. at the same time I am also surprised that they haven't looked into them somewh
seeing some photos online, the set seems the same but flat (not curved) is that so or just the angles of the photos? Also there was a rather impressive photo showing the paris opera staircase, I cant recall that on broadway (but i might have just forgot) seems they are using the larger stages well by expanding out the set.
Loopin’theloop said: "Although this tour can indeed visit venues that the original cannot, that wasn’t the thinking behind the production. The reason Cameron Macintosh had the show restaged and redesigned was because he was able to use an in house team to do it, therefore not paying the royalties he does with the originally. It was entirely greed based and always leaves a bad taste in my mouth."
This is so true, they say that they want something smaller t
Not to be picky, but the only staircase in the original is masquerade. the decent into the lair happens on a ramp (travelator) and the only time Christine wears a white dress is the weddding dress at the end.
It is really sad what they did to the costumes in Masquerade.
I also read somewhere that the guy who did the scenic design for Band's Visit (I think) was also tasked to edit the design further to make for a quicker load in and out but to keep the look as close to original as possible. I believe apart from rigging the chandelier, its the travelator/bridge that is murder to get set up.
and remember thats just an 'impression' so it probably wont be exactly like that, personally i cant see how they can cram a concert venue into that little space between where the theatre starts and the street.
Im sure they are available someplace, i even think there was a tread about it where i put up some photos. But no matter what they did with the Lyric, it would never work because the stage of 42nd st. buts against the auditorium so they would not have been able to do anything about access (it hits about where the proscenium is and side boxes)
the only radical thing that might have worked would be to remove the lyric's 42nd street entrance all together and keep that as a mini alley f
sadly there is no 43rd street access so the stage door and loading dock would be 42nd street.
But I get that its a busy street, but honestly its a 3 lane either direction, with a very wide sidewalk, im sure if the powers that be really wanted to they could build in a lay-by on the sidewalk for the trucks to offload. worse case, close 1 lane when loading, you still have 2 lanes to use.
But i guess its a gamble esp. if it ends up being one of those unfortunate houses that just can