|re: Had Jim been the lyricist for Phantom....|
||rockfenris2005 02:53 am UTC 05/24/21|
|In reply to:||re: Had Jim been the lyricist for Phantom.... - steven_stuart 08:15 pm UTC 05/23/21|
In the 2004 edition of "Musicals: The Complete Illustrated Story of the World's Most Popular Entertainment", this is what the author Kurt Gšnzl had to say: "Tanz der Vampire's tale, its fun, its music and its spectacle all came together in what was undoubtedly the most complete and effective musical to have come out of central Europe."
"Tanz" and "Elisabeth" would be the most successful shows in Germany, at least, I imagine.
> Isn't Tanz the most successful or second most successful
> show in continental European history? Is it between Tanz
> and Elizabeth? But yes. Its massively successful and Jim
> fans shouldn't worry too much about not having Phantom
> when they have Tanz. I know people who speak no German but
> really enjoyed the show. There is still a chance that it
> might make it to the West End. Obviously DOTV Broadway did
> not do very well but I have heard fans talking like that
> show has nothing to do with Tanz.
> > 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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