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Phantom of the Opera full muscial now available on youtube

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    @Coolboy - thanks for this! I did not know these were happenning - will follow for coming weeks. :-)

    Very sorry I missed Jesus christ superstar last week - especially with Tim Minchin. :-(

    -Spode

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    How about Cats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    Phantom has grossed $6 Billion in it's existence as a musical! Wow!
    I want to watch Hamilton, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Hairspray now as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    I want to watch Hamilton, Kiss of the Spider Woman and Hairspray now as well.
    The live performance of Hamilton has been filmed and edited. It's in the can and ready to go however the plan was to sit on it at least another year as the stage show is still going strong and the producers don't want to cannibalize those ticket sales.
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    IMHO that is the essence of live performance. A performer is figuratively naked with his raw talent on display - or literally naked in the case of Oh Calcutta! A performer either has the goods or not. No second take. No editing room tricks. No help from your publicist or agent. No social media spin. When the performer is on his game and the source material is strong, it is indeed fucking magic.

    On the flip side, if any of the element is off, it can be a sad affair. i.e. Saw the musical adaptation of Amélie in LA a few years ago. Phillipa Soo (original cast member of Hamilton as Eliza Hamilton) starred as the title character. Her voice talent is undeniable. Her cast members were not up to her standards and the stage show itself was flat. Lighting was wrong. Spacing was off. After it's tune-up run in L.A. it was retooled for Broadway and closed after about five months.
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    This is a live stage show not a film, Also I believe it’s Andrew Lloyd Webber allowing them to show for free. The other shows are not his.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    IMHO that is the essence of live performance. A performer is figuratively naked with his raw talent on display - or literally naked in the case of Oh Calcutta! A performer either has the goods or not. No second take. No editing room tricks. No help from your publicist or agent. No social media spin. When the performer is on his game and the source material is strong, it is indeed fucking magic.

    On the flip side, if any of the element is off, it can be a sad affair. i.e. Saw the musical adaptation of Amélie in LA a few years ago. Phillipa Soo (original cast member of Hamilton as Eliza Hamilton) starred as the title character. Her voice talent is undeniable. Her cast members were not up to her standards and the stage show itself was flat. Lighting was wrong. Spacing was off. After it's tune-up run in L.A. it was retooled for Broadway and closed after about five months.
    A lot also depend on the behind-the-scenes folks, like the director, whether he or she directed the cast well to bring out their performance, the composer and whether he made fine music suitable to the story, the set designers, costume designers and so on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    The live performance of Hamilton has been filmed and edited. It's in the can and ready to go however the plan was to sit on it at least another year as the stage show is still going strong and the producers don't want to cannibalize those ticket sales.
    New plan with no revenue stream coming from live performances . . .

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/m...sney-plus.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by huja:
    New plan with no revenue stream coming from live performances . . .

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/12/m...sney-plus.html
    Fourth of July viewing with the wife. Fantastic!

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