||rockfenris2005 06:14 pm MST 12/30/06|
|I spoke to some people who watched a BBC documentary on the 20th anniversary of "The Phantom of the Opera". This is what one person had to say:|
"Cameron [Mackintosh] took Crawford out to lunch to tell him it was not his star vehicle and he had to accept that or he would be miserable in the show. Crawford stormed off and kicked a bollard outside the restaurant in a fit of anger.
There were many stories from all concerned about how difficult Crawford is to work with including stage hands who were regularly shouted at so loudly that everyone could hear it round the theatre.
Everyone seemed to have fits of anger working on Phantom including ALW who tried to storm off carrying his score saying he was withdrawing it from the show in previews but it was too heavy for him to carry."
Makes you wonder if he was at all terrifying in "Barnum" where people had to master great circus tricks. I wonder how they accomplished it with Crawford yelling and screaming and throwing his weight around
I wonder if there were any hissy fits in "Vampires"
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