CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!

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CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#0
Posted: 1/9/06 at 12:15am
I normally don't do this but Phantom is the one got that got me into musical theater, so i have a sort of special connection to it. I just want to say that I hope it never leaves!!! I could not imagine Broadway without it.. It would just not be the same.
Updated On: 1/9/06 at 12:15 AM
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#1
Posted: 1/9/06 at 12:17am
CONGRATULATIONS to Phantom!! One my most favourite musicals ever. Loved Emmy Rossum as Christine.
"To starving for attention, hating convention, hating pretention....not to mention of course, hating dear ol' Mum and Dad." "And nobody in all of Oz, no wizard that there is or was, is ever gonna bring ME DOWN!!!!"
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#2
Posted: 1/9/06 at 12:20am
CONGRATULATIONS!
You have made a special mark in musical theater, and have changed broadway. It is very rare that a show as great as this comes along.
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#3
Posted: 1/9/06 at 12:22am
My favorite musical ever! CONGRATS on being such an amazing show! I hope it continues to run for many more years to come!!
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#4
Posted: 1/9/06 at 12:23am
Oh I could imagin a Broadway without it!
(Martha Graham from a letter to Agnes de Mille) "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening That is translated through you into action, And because there is only one of you in all time, This expression is unique. If you block it, It will never exist through any other medium And be lost. The world will never have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, Nor how valuable it is, Nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, To keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware Directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, A blessed unrest that keeps us marching And makes us more alive than others."
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#5
Posted: 1/9/06 at 12:24am
wow.....thanks for ruining this fun and uplifting thread....
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#6
Posted: 1/9/06 at 1:43am
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#7
Posted: 1/9/06 at 2:40am
Agreed wickedfreak...i dont understand why someone like that would click on a thread that says "CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!" just to post something like that. This is a friendly broadway message board, its unfortunate there are people like this who have to degrade a broadway show that has ran for 18+ years, its a rarity for a great show to last so long nowadays. So many shows have closed too quickly. Congrats to the cast and creators! I also can't imagine broadway without the phantom marquee.
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#8
Posted: 1/9/06 at 2:50am
Im not degrading it....I, like some people here, am about quality not quanity. In my opinion, it is rusty.
(Martha Graham from a letter to Agnes de Mille) "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening That is translated through you into action, And because there is only one of you in all time, This expression is unique. If you block it, It will never exist through any other medium And be lost. The world will never have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, Nor how valuable it is, Nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, To keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware Directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, A blessed unrest that keeps us marching And makes us more alive than others."
Updated On: 1/9/06 at 02:50 AM
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#9
Posted: 1/9/06 at 3:13am
Ok people it is monday morning the show hasn't started yet....

What if Betty Buckley goes pshyco and decideds to burn the theatre right now because it will make cats no longer Now and Forever?

A lot can happen before 7
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#10
Posted: 1/9/06 at 3:28am
haha...what an image!
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#11
Posted: 1/9/06 at 6:19am
haha BwayBaby18 that would be such an ironic twist

Congrats Phantom! Im still waiting to see if anything happens today
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#12
Posted: 1/9/06 at 6:29am
Congratulations, Phantom!

No, it's not the best musical ever, at least in my opinion. But any show that's been able to draw people to Broadway for this long deserves to be congratulated.
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#13
Posted: 1/9/06 at 6:37am
Congrats to Phantom! They deserve it! Break a Leg tonight and keep it going! re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!! There's a lot to say about a show that can make it this long on Broadway.
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#14
Posted: 1/9/06 at 6:58am
Congrats to one of my favs. Here is to a few more years. CHEERS!
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#15
Posted: 1/9/06 at 9:18am
Playbill says Patrick Wilson is expected to be there.

If you're going, please wave to Mister Wilson for me!
Where are we going, and why am I in this handbasket?

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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#16
Posted: 1/9/06 at 9:19am
Congratulations to a show which has been a special member of the family of the Great White Way.
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#17
Posted: 1/9/06 at 9:27am
CONGRATULATIONS PHANTOM FROM ACROSS THE POND!!!

Probably the greatest, if not one of the greatest musicals ever written and certainly got me interested in theatre. It holds a special place in musical theatre and earned it outright. Wishing everyone all the best for tonight and may it continue long into the future...!

Saw the London production last Tuesday when it celebrated 8,000 performances in London, within a week we have Phantom becoming the longest running show in Broadway history - now that's a feat to be bettered!
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#18
Posted: 1/9/06 at 10:25am
"What if Betty Buckley goes pshyco and decideds to burn the theatre right now because it will make cats no longer Now and Forever?"


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH....That just made my day! HAHAHAHHA.....That is the funniest image i have seen in my head for a long time! WOW
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#19
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:06am
I love this show! It was the show that got me interested in all things Broadway. Here's to many more years...

Adam
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#20
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:36am
"What if Betty Buckley goes pshyco and decideds to burn the theatre right now because it will make cats no longer Now and Forever?"

This is the funniest thing I've seen in quite a while.
I can see it now:

CNN Breaking news: Crazy old actress seen running from flaming theatre while singing about memories and moonlight.
David walked into the valley With a stone clutched in his hand He was only a boy But he knew someone must take a stand There will always be a valley Always mountains one must scale There will always be perilous waters Which someone must sail -Into the Fire Scarlet Pimpernel
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#21
Posted: 1/9/06 at 11:54am
Congratulations to the awesome show that got me interested in Broadway theatre! Here's to more years on Broadway and around the world!
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#22
Posted: 1/9/06 at 12:00pm
Congratulations to you, dear Phantom of the Opera! You are what started my love for theatre.You deserve to stay on Broadway for many, many years. I know so many that have become broadway fans because of you.
Listen to what RENTluvr is saying! Anthony- ever thought about visiting Nebraska? :)
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#23
Posted: 1/9/06 at 2:54pm
"What if Betty Buckley goes pshyco and decideds to burn the theatre right now because it will make cats no longer Now and Forever?"

re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!! Well then it would be a tie. They've both played now 7485 performances.

Anyway, congrats to Phantom!!!
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re: CONGRATS TO PHANTOM!!!!#24
Posted: 1/9/06 at 3:40pm
CONGRATULATIONS, PHANTOM!!!

You are THE show that got me into theatre. Thanks. Here's to many more performances around the world, and here! (Toasts.)
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