|re: Had Jim been the lyricist for Phantom....|
||steven_stuart 02:52 pm MST 05/24/21|
|In reply to:||re: Had Jim been the lyricist for Phantom.... - rockfenris2005 07:53 pm MST 05/23/21|
|Unfortunately I have never seen Tanz but everyone I know who has seen it would agree with below. Both Tanz and Elisabeth are by Michael Kunze. He must be a very talented chap. How much of his work survived in DOTV?|
> 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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