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The Master and Margarita [Dec. 7th, 2014|09:03 pm]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode
[mood |mischievousmischievous]

Given that the Girys always refer to their employer as 'The Master' between themselves (quite a neat solution to the ALW-Phantom's lack of name, and one that I like better than adopting the 'Erik' convention across from the book), why has no-one ever written an E/M fic entitled "The Master and Marguerite"? ;-)
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Broadway production - Christine Lives? [Jun. 10th, 2014|12:54 am]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode
I've been told that there is a rumour that more attempts are being made to get a production of "Love Never Dies" onto Broadway, and that it will involve yet further plot revamps, to the extent that Christine survives the final act (and someone else gets killed off instead). The latter seems exceedingly unlikely to me, as it would change Lloyd Webber's entire concept of the story as a tragedy (unless he kills off the Phantom -- or Gustave :-D)

Has anyone any idea what this is based on?
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To Ease Your Troubled Mind [Apr. 12th, 2014|06:59 pm]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode

Let's leave tonight, dear,
if it would serve to ease your troubled mind—
Leave the hurt behind.

So here, for the record, is my answer to the question of what might have happened if they had...

Chapter 1: The Debts We Owe (on the night of Christine's arrival)

Chapter 2: All I Ask of You (back in Paris)

Chapter 3: So Glad You're Here (in the long run: fifteen years later)

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Mr. Hammerstein [Mar. 5th, 2014|12:25 pm]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode
So in the Australian Version, is the idea that Christine really is under contract to sing at Hammerstein's new opera house, and that when he learns she is coming to New York the Phantom simply sends his henchmen to intercept her at the docks claiming to come from Hammerstein... or that the original invitation came from the Phantom, using Hammerstein's name and venue in order to avoid arousing suspicion?
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The Choices of Raoul de Chagny: Epilogue [Oct. 6th, 2013|04:02 pm]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode
[mood |pleasedpleased]

And in case anyone attempts to follow this, I probably ought to remember to link the epilogue to the story, in which matters take an unexpected twist and we glimpse the phantom of a Phantom...
http://igenlode.livejournal.com/33250.html
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The Choices of Raoul de Chagny: Chapters 4, 5 and 6 [Sep. 19th, 2013|04:07 am]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode
The second half of the story (listed all at once to avoid spamming this group too much):

Chapter 4, in which Raoul proposes a sacrifice, but creates a stir: http://igenlode.livejournal.com/32102.html

Chapter 5, in which Gustave gets a bath: http://igenlode.livejournal.com/32450.html

And Chapter 6, in which everything is all right: http://igenlode.livejournal.com/32824.html

There will, ultimately, be an Epilogue in which we discover how things work out a few months down the line...
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Staging of the number "Love Never Dies" [Aug. 23rd, 2013|09:44 pm]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode
I got onto a computer that would let me see the relevant YouTube extracts from the AV (that is, the Australian Version!), in order to see whether my inspiration for a brief backstage one-shot triggered by the revised lyrics in Act II would work: quick answer... no, not with this staging, but that doesn't necessarily rule out writing it altogether. (After all, there might theoretically be other productions with other blocking for the actors.)

But what really did come as a shock was that in this version Christine appears to sing the number "Love Never Dies" to Raoul; I'd always assumed it was a public performance in the abstract, like "Think of Me" (with heavy overtones addressed to the Phantom, who after all wrote the number and doubtless intended to be on the receiving end of all those so-appropriate sentiments). To have her instead address the specific message "Love never dies... love never alters: hearts may get broken, love endures" to her estranged husband in the wings -- in the context of the immediately-preceding scene between them and without the knowledge that in using this means of conveying reconciliation, she is with that very act dooming it -- seems little short of sadistic where both characters are concerned. No wonder he can't take it and she breaks off...
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The Choices of Raoul de Chagny: Ch3 [Aug. 20th, 2013|09:50 am]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode
In Chapter 3, it is the morning after the night before; Christine loses her hat... and Raoul loses his head...

http://igenlode.livejournal.com/31844.html
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Christine's knowledge of the Phantom's death [Aug. 15th, 2013|02:22 pm]
Love Never Dies. The 2010 Musical.

igenlode
[mood |confusedconfused]

Back when I was researching the alterations made for the Australian version, I seem to remember reading that some of the lyrics changes were supposed to have had the effect of making Christine arrive in America under the impression that the Phantom was dead -- and only learning for the first time that he was still alive when "Mr.Y" turns up in her room. (Hence, presumably, 'excusing' her for never having made any attempt to tell him of Gustave's existence?)

However, on trying to verify this, I haven't been able to re-locate any of the material I was originally reading, and I'm a bit confused as to how Christine could ever have believed him dead in the first place (since we know she was one person who definitely did see him (and touch him...) after the mob burst into his lair). Am I remembering this all wrong? Does Christine indeed know all along that the Phantom is still alive in both versions?
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The Choices of Raoul de Chagny: Ch.2 [Aug. 11th, 2013|03:33 pm]
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igenlode
And Chapter 2, in which Raoul reaches a verdict...
http://igenlode.livejournal.com/31473.html
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