New ALW Phantom Musical

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New ALW Phantom Musical#1
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:05pm
The plot of the new ALW Phantom musical sounds like Phantom Goes To Coney Island. It was in one the NY dailies today
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#2
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:16pm
Yeah, it does sound silly, but whadayagonnado?

I can only hope Jack O'Brien can make something good out of this.

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/116243.html

Somehow this doesn't sound as "confirmed" as Playbill would like to think. Whatever happened to David Zippel?
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#3
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:25pm
Ugh, I was hoping if we all turned a blind eye this would go away.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#4
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:26pm
I think the Phantom should open a home for unwed & unwanted CATS
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#5
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:30pm
I think the Phantom should open a home for unwed & unwanted CATS

May I please write this?
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#6
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:36pm
Glindathegood, I've been hoping the exact same thing. Sigh.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#7
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:38pm
Dear God, why do I think this will be a flop of epic proportions ??? If it is a hit, I dread for Broadway's future ! It will be struck by sequel-itis, just like Hollywood ! What's next, Elphaba Strikes Back, The Son of Lion King or Mamma Duo ???
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#8
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:46pm
Don't forget Sunday in the Park with Dot! The first explores Dot's life when she moves to America. The second act is set 20 years later, with Marie struggling to achieve her dream of being a flapper girl!
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#9
Posted: 3/25/08 at 7:48pm
The whole thing sounds so absurd, it's almost impossible to take it seriously. The Phantom escaping to NY and setting up an amusement park in Coney Island? Christine and Roul have a son who happens to be a musical prodigy?? Bet you can't figure out who the father of the son REALLY is!

But I do have faith in Jack O' Brian. Hopefully if we're lucky. he'll be able to take this thing and turn straw into gold.


And as far as bad sequels go, I just just imagine Hairspray II: The Von Tussell's Revenge, Sweeney Todd : The Wrath of Tobias, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels II: Jail! (Freddie, Christine and Lawrence are finally busted and thrown in jail, where they attempt to con their way into escaping)
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#10
Posted: 3/25/08 at 8:00pm
I find the original hard to take seriously, so imagine how I feel about this one.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#11
Posted: 3/25/08 at 9:22pm
I keep praying this won't happen...
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#12
Posted: 3/25/08 at 9:40pm
Why would anyone put money into this show?! Maybe they have the Producers scheme going for them! LOL!
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#13
Posted: 3/26/08 at 1:02am
I just pray the music is good. Lord knows ALW could use some artistic brownie points.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#14
Posted: 3/26/08 at 1:54am
The original Phantom is so perfect (yes I know it's BWW blasphemy to think that) that I think any type of sequel will just hurt the original. And of course I have the recurring nightmare that ALW will issue a press release that says something like "we thought with the new Phantom coming, now is the time for the original Phantom to leave NY"......but considering that Phantom is SOLD OUT this entire week I guess thats a longshot.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#15
Posted: 3/26/08 at 2:48am
"I think the Phantom should open a home for unwed & unwanted CATS"

Only if he moves into Norma Desmond's house and lives with her. Into her new house which has projected backgrounds and a butler played by Michael Crawford in a fat suit.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#16
Posted: 3/26/08 at 8:47am
Well, this in talks for years now, I wonder whether it's more than just a trunk show from the very beginning.

Otherwise it sounds campy.

I also want Ragtime II: The next Generation
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#17
Posted: 3/26/08 at 9:17am
The Playbill page has been removed---what is the supposed plot?
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#18
Posted: 3/26/08 at 9:53am
Young Frankenstien II: this time it's funny!

It could work.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#20
Posted: 3/26/08 at 11:53am
I highly doubt this show will ever see Broadway. Neither "The Beautiful Game" or "Whistle Down the Wind" made the transfer because they were so bad. "Woman in White" managed just over 100 performances. "Jeeves" flopped in 1996. The last successful new show he had on Broadway was in 1993.

If Phantom II is at the artistic level of those shows, it won't transfer either. Andrew may want it in NYC, but RUG has shown restraint transferring confirmed flops.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#21
Posted: 3/26/08 at 12:04pm
doesn't webber know almost all musical sequals have bombed big time??
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#22
Posted: 3/26/08 at 12:45pm
Lord Andy needs to have a long talk with Charles Strouse. STAT!
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#23
Posted: 3/26/08 at 12:50pm
Is this aimed for the 2008/2009 season?

The plot sounds way too silly.
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#24
Posted: 3/26/08 at 1:35pm
The novel that it's based on was ridiculous but you could see the potential where if they changed some things it'd be good. But the plot for the musical, believe it or not, sounds even more silly than the novel was!
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re: New ALW Phantom Musical#25
Posted: 3/26/08 at 1:50pm
RENT 2 - Mimi dies of aids a week after she is found. Roger writes her a new song in that week then she tells him to **** off. He kills himself. Maureen and Joanne run off to Florida. Benny dumps Allison and runs off with Collins. Mark is left alone.


This could work. Who cares if Jonathan Larson is dead.
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