This mega-theatrical event was broadcast live around the world, including NYC's Ziegfeld Theatre, presented by NCM Fathom Events.
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His genius, perhaps more than that of any other figure, epitomized the Renaissance humanist ideal. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement.
At 51, Brightman is rocking the Christine look—the Botticelli hair, the flowing virginal white gown—and can still hit the ingenue’s high notes, as evidenced by her well-sung (if under-miked) performance of the show’s title song alongside current London Phantom John Owen-Jones, next London Phantom Peter Jöback and legendary past Phantoms Anthony Warlow and Colm Wilkinson.
And Christine’s graveyard song to her dead father, “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again,” was a vocal highlight, an emotional outpouring on the level of Boggess’ astounding performance of the title aria in Love Never Dies.Photos by Dan Wooller Original Phantom stars Michael Crawford & Sarah Brightman reunite.Hadley Fraser, Ramin Karimloo & Sierra Boggess take a bow.Lincoln led the United States through its greatest constitutional, military, and moral crises—the American Civil War—preserving the Union, abolishing slavery, strengthening the national government and modernizing the economy.Reared in a poor family on the western frontier, Lincoln was self-educated, and became a country lawyer, a Whig Party leader, Illinois state legislator during the 1830s, and a one-term member of the United States House of Representatives during the 1840s.Stage actor who starred in London productions of Les Misérables and The Phantom of the Opera, and played the iconic Phantom in Love Never Dies.He began his career playing in rock bands after graduating from Alexander Mackenzie High School in Ontario, Canada, later performing in theatre companies for Airtours and P&O Cruises.The only scenic disappointment was the chandelier, which sparked but didn’t come crashing (or even crawling) down to the stage.We enjoyed the concert alongside members of the Broadway company of Phantom from the comfort of the Ziegfeld Theatre.Of course, chemistry is a two-way street, and Boggess was again beautifully matched by her vocally powerful Love Never Dies Phantom, Ramin Karimloo.It should be noted that the staging slightly altered the ending of the show, making it unclear if Christine was singing her final reprise of “All I Ask of You” to the Phantom or Raoul. —she ran back to the Phantom after the final curtain to make a baby all the more believable.) It’s thrilling to think that a live CD (and DVD!