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HEY! HEY! You know how I posted that thing about the POTO sequel last night? They're basing it on The Phantom of Manhattan, with various comments on the previous entry offering... tantalizing (?) details:
Let's just say it involves amusement parks, an precocious boy-child (and I'm not referring to Raoul) and a cameo by Teddy Roosevelt.

I hope they keep in the guy who worshipped Mammon! He would be awesomely bad! I am picturing his big character-defining song now!

Also The Phantom fucks a Christine mannequin and Raoul is a crazy drunk man.
Hey, I wonder who ALW was talking about when he said, "We are pretty clear who our Phantom is going to be — I can’t say who." It can't be Gerard Butler, right? I'd heard a while back that he wanted him to do the sequel, but let's face it, Butler got his ass kicked by movie critics; there's no way in hell he could do a live musical, and why in the world would he want to? So I would really like to know who in the world ALW wants to get to do this. Wouldn't it be nice if we could find out?
Many names were mentioned in connection to the part of Erik, including Michael Crawford (the original London and Broadway Phantom), and Gerard Butler (who portrayed the Phantom in the 2004 film version of the musical). But none were more strongly rumored than West End and television star John Barrowman. In July 2007 it was confirmed that Barrowman was Lloyd Webber's own personal choice for the role.[8] As of May 2008, Barrowman has confirmed that he is in the process of deciding between two roles: Erik in Phantom 2 or the title role in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Barnum,[9] which are both planned to begin their runs in late 2009. Also in July 2007, Lloyd Webber talked about his choice to play Christine in the sequel: mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins. Lloyd Webber has met with both her and Barrowman, and, when seeing them together reportedly said "That's it, I have my two romantic leads."

My work here is done. *cape swish*

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The Phantom of Manhatten? But that book was BAD.

It could be worse. It could be one of the Sherlock Holmes/PTO crossovers. Either one. Doesn't matter which.

And I'm not sure if Susan Kay would be a better choice, either (though it would take a LOT of twisting to make a sequel.)

Sometimes I love the public domain. Sometimes I really understand where Disney is coming from every time they go to court.

John Barrowman? Really?

*imagines Capt. Jack with a cape*

Huh. Could work.

Oh God. Oh God. *head in hands*

John please, please stay away from this clusterfuck abomination. Do Barnum, it's perfect for you. I can't deal with having my fandoms collide so horrifically.

Yay! I love Captain Jack!

This trainwreck just might be the thing to make me want to see an ALW production.

Kay that Wikipedia article mentions not a thing concerning Raoul, which is admittedly the part I care most about.

writes an opera hoping to lure Christine to play the lead.

Sounds like a retcon of the original's ending.

Ugh, but I assume it's the same as we all read previously.


... oh my. Oh, Barrowman. I think this is not a good idea.

This means that I'm going to have to upload the cast recording in which John Barrowman is Raoul for GREAT JUSTICE (by which, I mean the internets), doesn't it?

They're obviously trying to capture the Who/Torchwood fanbase. Or make Erik into Bi!Phantom.

Well if he's gonna swan in with a swoopy coat, throw around some musical innuendo and swan out to make out with his hot Welsh assistant I'm there.

This is what happens when you don't give us a full season of Torchwood BBC.

I'm sorry. Those tantalizing details make this sound awesome. Come on--would you rather watch a dullsville rehash featuring Erik stalking Christine and Raoul through their first months of wedded bliss? Or the Phantom running away to America with his Christine doll so he can operate a freak show for Teddy Roosevelt? There is no way that could possibly not be worth my money.

Well, now that your put it that way...

...No, it's still Andrew Lloyd-Weber. I can't! I just can't!


Barrowman would be awesome, of course. But then, that assumes that the musical itself wouldn't suck. I am torn. :/


Don't know if it was intentional, but you might want to black out the second occurrence of Barrowman's name in the quoteblock.

lol He fucks a mannequin? lololololololol

I love John Barrowman. I'm a little scared of him doing this though. I'd like to see him be awesome in something... else. Not something in which someone fucks a mannequin, unless it's Torchwood. In which case that's totally fine.

Not something in which someone fucks a mannequin, unless it's Torchwood. In which case that's totally fine.

And, in fact, part of the aptitude exams...

LOL at Torchwood fans wailing at the idea of JB in whatever POTO project this is. This is exactly the sort of thing JB was made to play and I cackle gleefully at the very idea of it. He has played Raoul before, I believe. He's more than capable of doing a sequel or whatever this is going to be called. Bwahaaaa.

Yes, he has played Raoul. I can't find the whole recording on my harddrive, which means I'm going to have to rip it from my iPod, but I have All I Ask of You uploaded to mediafire: hxxp://www.mediafire.com/download.php?wr0zmbkzo1r


Do Barnum John! DO IT!

Although he might camp up Phantom 2 and I have a feeling that might be a little tiny slice of awesome...

Gah! I'm torn *frets*

is that david bowie in your icon?

Barrowman would certainly give His Baronness plenty of inside jokes to work in on the subject of "Phantom....EXPOSED!"


I've been fully prepared to totally ignore the whole PotO sequel thing, but this would make it impossible. Plus, John NEEDS TO DO BARNUM PLEASEPLEASEPLEASEPLEASE.

But I noticed a lot of the Wiki links are old though, do we have anything on John and Phantom that's less than six months old?

John Barrowman. AWESOME. Although, I can't help but wonder if this sequel will be made of fail. I mean, Coney Island? Really? It's one thing to have a tragic stalking/love set in the basement of the Paris Opera, and another in CONEY ISLAND.

As of May 2008, Barrowman has confirmed that he is in the process of deciding between two roles: Erik in Phantom 2 or the title role in Cameron Mackintosh's production of Barnum

I just woke up.

I just read that as "Cameron Mackintosh's production of Batman."

That would still be better than the Phantom sequel.

Oh my God. The Batman/Robin jokes would acquire a whole new, delicious life.

Quite frankly, the idea of being able to see John Barrowman on Broadway doing anything makes me go all tingly inside.


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