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

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Evan 03:41 am MST 05/24/21
In reply to: re: Had Jim been the lyricist for Phantom.... - rockfenris2005 05:12 am MST 05/23/21

I forgot about Tanz and itís impressive tenure. What exactly is the European equivalent of New Yorkís Broadway? Meaning, what is the area there where a shows success is measured by? Would it be the West End? Is there an area in Germany known for musical theater in this same regard?

>
> 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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