|Hadley!Raoul is my favourite thing about the 25th|
anniversary. Yes, even more than Ramin's Phantom.
Originally opened in the West End on October 9, 1986
Currently: Still in the West End, Broadway's longest-running musical, touring the U.S., and in five other cities worldwide.
Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics: Charles Hart, Richard Stilgoe (additional)
Book: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe
Basis: Le Fantôme de l'Opéra, by Gaston Leroux
Everybody knows about: He wears that mask for a reason.
I have thoughts: I'm going to see the tour in three weeks' time! Not only me, but also my 83-year-old grandmother, who has never seen Phantom in her life. I'm so excited to share this with her. I tweeted the tour's Phantom, Christine, and Raoul on the day I bought the tickets to share my enthusiasm, and Katie Travis (Christine) was kind enough to respond with a hello for my grandma. Cannot. Wait. (Also: It may be an unpopular opinion, but I'm not wild about Sarah Brightman. I don't own the original cast version for that reason.)
Have you seen any versions of Phantom? What's your favourite part?