Thursday, April 21, 2011

Behind the Mask

The new Phantom for the Australia production, Ben Lewis, receives his mask. Note the comment:

"The operatic musical premiered in London last year, but the Australian version, opening at the Regent Theatre on May 28, is being fully re-imagined by a local team with the composer's approval."

Click Here to Read, "Dark Side of Phantom's Joy."

Interesting video to watch. Some of the re-imagined is quite obvious in staging and costumes, etc. look different. I can confirm the way Ben Lewis is clinging to Christine on his knees is not done in the London version rewrite.

Also, I've been working on the comparison between London's Love Never Dies old and new. Hard job only seeing it twice to catch all of the new lyrics, direction, and staging, but hopefully my summary will make sense so you can compare the old CD version (if you haven't seen the original show yourself on stage), to the revised version. I should have that posted within a day or two for your anxious eyes to read.


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