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Norm Lewis Cast As Broadway's First African-american Phantom

20th March 2014

Actor Norm Lewis has been cast as Broadway's first African-American Phantom Of The Opera.The Tony Award nominee will make history when he dons the iconic white mask in May (14) and follows in the footsteps...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Recovering From Back Surgery

28th January 2013

Theatre impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber was forced to skip the 25th anniversary performance of his hit Broadway musical The Phantom Of The Opera on Saturday (26Jan13) to undergo back surgery.The British composer was expected...

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Michael Crawford Revives Phantom Hit With Susan Boyle

9th October 2012

Michael Crawford has reworked his The Music Of The Night hit from Phantom Of The Opera for a new duet with Susan Boyle.The Scottish singing sensation asked the actor to join her in the studio...

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Composer Marvin Hamlisch Dies At 68

7th August 2012

Composer Marvin Hamlisch, who had a hand -- a deft one -- in every form of show business and won top awards in all of them, has died in Los Angeles at age 68. A...

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Billy Bob Thornton 'Blew' Angelina Jolie Marriage Over Insecurities

16th May 2012

Billy Bob Thornton was left feeling like the Phantom Of The Opera over the barrage of criticism he received following his marriage to Angelina Jolie, and blames their split on his own lack of confidence.The...

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Billy Bob Thornton Was 'Too Insecure' To Be With Angelina Jolie

16th May 2012

Billy Bob Thornton claims his marriage to Angelina Jolie ended because he was ''too insecure''.The 56-year-old actor - who split from the 'Salt' actress in June 2002 - said their relationship failed because he ''didn't...

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The Lion King Is Broadway's All-time Highest Grossing Show

9th April 2012

Family musical The Lion King has surpassed The Phantom Of The Opera as Broadway's highest grossing show of all time, according to new box office estimates.The production has raked in a total of $853,846,062 (Gbp533,654,039)...

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Rossum In Talks To Play Movie Witch

6th March 2012

Phantom Of The Opera star Emmy Rossum is in talks to join Emma Thompson and Viola Davis among the supporting cast of magical new drama Beautiful Creatures.Rossum is slated to play a witch in the...

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Phantom Of The Opera Show Cancelled

27th February 2012

A performance of The Phantom Of The Opera has been cancelled ahead of the start of the musical's U.K. tour due to logistical problems.Andrew Lloyd Webber's longrunning musical is set for a regional theatre tour...

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Rossum Almost Beat Lohan To Parent Trap Twins

17th February 2012

Phantom Of The Opera star Emmy Rossum has revealed she almost beat Lindsay Lohan for the role of twins in The Parent Trap remake.The two former child stars were both up for the roles of...

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Fascinating Fact 12844

12th February 2012

Broadway's Phantom Of The Opera celebrated it's 10,000th performance in New York on Saturday night (11Feb12). In its 25 years, the hit musical has raked in over $845 million (£528 million).

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Spidey Sets Broadway Box Office Record

4th January 2012

It looks as if Spider-Man is going to be as big a hit on Broadway as he was in movie theaters. Today's (Wednesday) New York newspapers reported that Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark took in...

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Scala & Kolacny Brothers Choir Wow Princess Anne

15th December 2011

Scala & Kolacny Brothers choir were one of the acts to wow Princess Anne at the Royal Variety Performance. The daughter of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip represented her parents at the 99th edition of...

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Scherzinger Revamps Phantom's Christine In England

14th December 2011

Singer Nicole Scherzinger is to play Phantom Of The Opera's leading lady Christine in a 25th anniversary tribute to the hit musical in Britain.She'll join four Phantoms onstage at the Royal Variety Performance for a...

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The Things They Say 23747

13th December 2011

"I didn't see the movie. It would have hurt too much. I was just so in love with what we did and what we created that I couldn't see it." Michael Crawford has never seen...

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Chaz Bono Finally Given The Boot On Dancing With The Stars

26th October 2011

Chaz Bono has been voted off 'Dancing with the Stars'. The transgender son of pop legend Cher and his professional dance partner Lacey Schwimmer were eliminated from the programme last night (25.10.11) after coming in...

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Chaz Bono Voted Off Dwts

26th October 2011

Chaz Bono was voted off 'Dancing with the Stars' last night (25.10.11).The transgender son of pop legend Cher and his professional dance partner Lacey Schwimmer left the show after coming in at the bottom of...

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Ricki Lake Wows Dwts Judges

25th October 2011

Ricki Lake came joint top of the leaderboard on last night's (24.10.11) 'Dancing with the Stars'.The former talk show host and her professional partner Derek Hough earned an impressive 29 out of 30 for their...

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Live Phantom A Hit In U.k. Theaters

5th October 2011

A single screening of the live The Phantom of the Opera 25th Anniversary Concert , broadcast from the Royal Albert Hall in London took in $850,000 at 255 theaters in the U.K. on Sunday. That...

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Phantom Returns To Movie Theaters

14th September 2011

Andrew Lloyd Weber's The Phantom of the Opera will be returning to movie theaters next month -- but not the 2004 version that was directed by Joel Schumacher and starred Gerard Butler in the title...

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Michael Jackson Wanted Phantom Of The Opera Film Role

4th July 2011

Theatre impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber considered casting Michael Jackson in a film version of his classic musical The Phantom Of The Opera.The critically-acclaimed composer reveals the Thriller hitmaker stopped by the Broadway production of...

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London's Phantom Sequel To Close After Disappointing Run

17th June 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera sequel is to close in the West End at the end of the summer (11).Love Never Dies suffered from bad reviews when it opened in March, 2010, and...

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Lloyd Webber Blames Cancer Battle For Show Flop

5th June 2011

Theatre impresario Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber is convinced his Phantom Of The Opera sequel flopped because of his cancer battle.The Brit launched Love Never Dies, the follow-up to his long-running musical hit, in London's West...

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Phantom Sequel Shut Out Of Olivier Awards

13th March 2011

Theatre impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera sequel was completely shut out of London's prestigious Laurence Olivier Awards on Sunday (13Mar11), losing out in all seven of the categories it was nominated for.Love...

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Phantom Sequel To Shut For Changes

22nd October 2010

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA sequel is to shut down in London for four performances while the production undergoes a series of changes.The theatre mogul launched Love Never Dies, the follow-up to...

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Broadway Must Wait For Phantom Sequel

7th April 2010

Theatre fans will have to wait until next year (11) to see THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA sequel on Broadway - because creator SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has been ordered not to fly while recovering...

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Lloyd Webber Shrugs Off Negative Reviews

10th March 2010

SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER has shrugged off a slew of negative reviews after he unveiled his much-anticipated sequel to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA this week (beg08Mar10).The theatre mogul finally showed Love Never Dies to...

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Phantom Sequel's First Show Cancelled

14th February 2010

The first showing of SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA sequel in London's West End has been cancelled after theatre bosses deemed the production "unsafe" in its current state.Love Never Dies will...

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Nicole Scherzinger's Romance In Trouble?

21st December 2009

Nicole Scherzinger's romance with racing driver Lewis Hamilton is reportedly on the rocks.The Pussycat Dolls singer has been dating the British Formula One ace for nearly three years, but they have reportedly not seen each...

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Emmy Rossum's Twitter Dates

13th November 2009

Emmy Rossum met her boyfriend on Twitter.The 'Phantom of the Opera' actress, 23 - who is divorcing music executive Justin Siegel - said her blossoming relationship with Counting Crows singer Adam Duritz began after the...

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