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re: Had Jim been the lyricist for Phantom....

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rockfenris2005 05:12 am MST 05/23/21
In reply to: Had Jim been the lyricist for Phantom.... - Evan 03:23 am MST 05/23/21


It's a fascinating question. I'm not really sure what would have happened. Probably, yes, "Neverland" would have happened, but whether it would have been a hit or not, I have no idea.

This is another reason I'm glad Jim had "Tanz" though. That is like the European "Phantom" over there, I believe.


> So hereís a what if. Itís well known Jim was originally
> sought out to write the lyrics for Phantom of the Opera
> but had to decline due to prior obligations. My question,
> how do you feel Jimís career wouldíve changed had he been
> able to write the lyrics for Phantom as initially
> intended?
>
> Now there are a lot of different dynamics at play here
> such as, would the musical still have been as successful?
> Letís say in this hypothetical situation itís still just
> as successful. How does it impact Jimís career? Instantly,
> I feel that some variation of Neverland/Bat out of Hell
> the Musical would have gotten produced much quicker.
> Another thing to ponder, does Jim still reunite with Meat
> for Bat II? Does this make Jim such a hot commodity that
> many other artists are seeking him out to collaborate
> with? Does Meat Loaf give interviews insisting many of the
> songs from Phantom were originally written for him (more
> of a comedic suggestion there.) What else can anyone think
> of?
>
> I understand there are those who may feel itís a little
> pointless to wonder about this, however I feel that as a
> Jim fan itís disappointing to know he couldíve been
> involved in the longest running musical in Broadway
> history and instead was involved with one of the shortest.
>


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