SO THIS HAPPENED

I TALKED TO NATHANIEL HACKMANN ON THE PHONE

THAT WAS THE GREATEST THING

EVER

I LOVE YOU INSPECTORSTARS <3333

lottes-red-scarf:

Czech Phantom Radim Shwab and his perfomance of The Music of the Night.

Czech production of POTO opens in Sepmtember 2014.

why didnt i see this before

stilldriftingoffalone:

So I’ve been away across the pond and I’m still jetlagged. But just for you guys as a pre ‘thank you’ for any of you who help with my dissertation research I tracked the audios I’ve got since last time.

So here you go, from the Broadway and West End productions currently running…

If/Then (22nd June 2014, Matinee) ACT 1 + ACT 2 + CAST

The Phantom of the Opera (24th June 2014) ACT 1 + ACT 2 + CAST

Miss Saigon (29th July 2014) ACT 1 + ACT 2 + CAST

The Phantom of the Opera (31st July 2014) ACT 1 + ACT 2 + CAST

So yeah, check out the casts to see who was on for the Phantoms as they both had u/s on!

If you want to help me out with my dissertation questionnaire on tourist perceptions on transport in London, you can find that here (I’d love it if you have a few minutes to help me out!)

And you know please DON’T link outside of tumblr and like/reblog if you download and to share with other lovely tumblrers!

For my last batches look here

Enjoy guys!!!

stilldriftingoffalone:

So I’ve been a bit lazy again, but also busy damn you exams!!! But they are over and I finally got around to sorting out this audio for you guys…
From the West End production currently running…

The Phantom of the Opera (18th April 2014) - ACT 1 + ACT 2 + CAST

Alas I lost two Once ones when my phone decided to delete things for me but hey ho!
And you know please don’t link outside of tumblr and like/reblog if you download and share with other lovely tumblrers!
For my last batches look here…
If any of these links have gone dead just let me know and I’ll sort them out again :)
Enjoy guys!!!

stilldriftingoffalone:

So I’ve been a bit lazy again, but also busy damn you exams!!! But they are over and I finally got around to sorting out this audio for you guys…

From the West End production currently running…

The Phantom of the Opera (18th April 2014) - ACT 1 + ACT 2 + CAST

Alas I lost two Once ones when my phone decided to delete things for me but hey ho!

And you know please don’t link outside of tumblr and like/reblog if you download and share with other lovely tumblrers!

For my last batches look here

If any of these links have gone dead just let me know and I’ll sort them out again :)

Enjoy guys!!!

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stilldriftingoffalone:

The title song from today’s matinee. Needless to say I was surrounded by very confused tourists. It was definitely an experience I’m never going to forget. I felt so bad, especially for Jeremy who sang all of his bits despite his mic not being turned up until ‘In all your fantasies’, but all I could do was laugh.

I didn’t do touch my phone or anything, this is exactly how it sounded in the theatre. 

The Phantom of the Opera - Jeremy Secomb and Harriet Jones, 21st August 2014 Matinee

did she even sing the last note??? O.o

it took me over 2 hours to make that gift post if it doesn’t get like 300 notes I will be quite the angry soul.

A batch of some great Les Mis audios

This is based around a post I made earlier today about some of the things that I considered “MUST LISTENS” for Les Mis fans. I feel like spreading the wealth today. They’re on sendspace to download them quick!!!!

Have fun! Lots of stuff.

Cast Recordings:

1980 French Concept Album

1991 Paris Revival Cast

1994 Japanese Blue Cast

1994 Japanese Red Cast

2003 Japanese Green Cast

2003 Japanese Orange Cast

2003 Japanese Violet Cast

2003 Japanese Light Blue Cast

2010 Spanish Tour Cast

Live audio recordings:

Colm Wilkinson, Roger Allam, Patti LuPone, Alun Armstrong, Susan Jane Tanner, Frances Ruffelle, Michael Ball, Rebecca Caine, David Burt
October 1?, 1985; London (Preview)

https://www.sendspace.com/file/03nc7q

Peter Karrie, Philip Quast, Grania Renihan, Janet Mooney (u/s), Jacinta Whyte (u/s), Michael Cantwell, Julian Forsyth (u/s), Gay Soper
August 12, 1989; London

https://www.sendspace.com/file/r9ql5b

Craig Shulman, Merwin Foard (u/s), Christy Baron, Evalyn Baron, Ed Dixon, Natalie Toro, Hugh Panaro, Jacqueline Piro, Joseph Kolinski
October 18, 1990; Broadway

https://www.sendspace.com/file/4hulaf

Jeff Leyton, Phillip Quast, Ria Jones, Meredith Braun, Mike Sterling, Fiona Sinnott, Daniel Coll, Tony Timberlake, Louise Plowright 
April 25, 1992; Manchester

https://www.sendspace.com/file/05w3au

Robert Marien, Christopher Innvar, Juliet Lambert, Sarah Uriarte-Berry, Peter Lockyer, Christeena Michelle Riggs, Stephen R. Buntrock, Nick Wyman, Fushia Walker
March 12, 1997; Broadway
Broadway’s 10th anniversary.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/71yxsb

https://www.sendspace.com/file/2i4fk2

Thomas Borchert, Reinhard Brussmann, Michela Kollam, Aleksander Ristovski, Evelyn Werner, Kathrin Genitheim, Michael Shawn Lewis* (Enjolras u/s), Tom Zahner, Marjol Flore
September 24, 1998; Duisburg

https://www.sendspace.com/file/w21ddx

Simon Bowman, Paul Monaghan (Javert u/s), Rebecca Thornhill, Joanna Ampil, Niklas Andersson, Zoe Curlett, Jason McCann, David Burrows (Thenardier u/s), Mandy Holliday
August 10, 2000; London

https://www.sendspace.com/file/f74zi5

Andrew Varela (u/s), Gregg Edelman, Jane Bodle, Fuschia Walker, Nick Wyman, Jessica Boevers, Peter Lockyer, Tobi Foster, Christopher Mark Peterson
February 1, 2000; Broadway

https://www.sendspace.com/file/590r21

Paul Vickers (u/s), Michael McCarthy, Elinor Collett (u/s), Joanna Ampil, Niklas Andersson, Phillipa Healey, Jason McCann, Tony Timberlake, Mandy Holliday

June 30, 2001; London

https://www.sendspace.com/file/c0s0oa

Paul Monaghan (u/s Valjean), Michael McCarthy, Carmen Cusack, Jody Crosier, Sarah Lane, Lydia Griffiths (u/s Eponine), Stephen Tate, Mandy Holliday, Jason McCann
April 30, 2002; London

https://www.sendspace.com/file/2giwmt

Randal Keith (Jean Valjean), Stephen Tewksbury (Javert—Final), Jayne Patterson (Fantine), Aymee Garcia (Madame Thenardier), J.P. Dougherty (Thenardier), Kassandra Marie Hazard (Young Cosette), Tanner Richie (Gavroche), Ma-Anne Dionisio (Eponine), Peter Lockyer (Marius), Sandra Turley (Cosette), Christopher Mark Peterson (Enjolras), Trent Blanton (Grantaire)
June 9, 2002; San Francisco, CA

https://www.sendspace.com/file/p8lgbo

Colm Wilkinson (Valjean), Michael McCarthy (Javert), Carmen Cusack (Fantine), Peter Lockyer (Marius), Ma-Anne Dionisio (Eponine), Sandra Turley (Cosette), Christopher Mark Peterson (Enjolras), J.P. Dougherty (Thenardier), Aymee Garcia (Mme. Thenardier), Trent Blanton (Grantiare)
June 22, 2002; Shanghai
Third National Tour Shanghai Premiere

https://www.sendspace.com/file/3gmy6v

Mike Sterling, Jerome Pradon, Carmen Cusack, Stephen Tate, Rosemary Ashe, Rebecca Seale (u/s), Hadley Fraser, Helen French, Ramin Karimloo (u/s)
October 22, 2002; London

https://www.sendspace.com/file/t2ujjn

Olegg Vynnyk, Uwe Kröger, Ann-Christin Elverum, Vera Bolten, Valerie Link, Heike Schmitz, Ulrich Wiggers, Lucius Wolter, Martin Pasching 
2003; Berlin, Germany
Soundboard.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/bmetcs

Sándor Sasvári (Valjean), Zoltán Barabás Kiss (Javert), Nikolett Gallusz (Fantine), Tomasz Galbenisz (Thenardier), Viktória Várady (Mme. Thenardier), Zoltán Bereczki (Marius), Dóra Szinetár (Eponine), Andrea Mahó (Cosette), Zsolt Homonnay (Enjolras)
2003; Budapest

https://www.sendspace.com/file/u4y3ra

Randal Keith, Michael McCarthy, Jayne Patterson, Diana Kaarina, Kevin Kern, Sandra Turley, Christopher Mark Peterson, Aymee Garcia, Nick Wyman
May 18, 2003; Broadway
Final performance on Broadway.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/m69xda

Stig Rossen (Jean Valjean), Fred Johanson (Javert), Rebecca Thornhill (Fantine), Allyson Brown (Eponine), Matt Rawle (Marius), Jamie Farr (Cosette), Dean Collinson (Enjolras), Barry James (Thenardier), Di Botcher (Madame Thenardier)
January 21, 2004; Copenhagen, Denmark
Even though it’s a Danish tour the show is performed in English

https://www.sendspace.com/file/ae6vog

Jeff Leyton, Michael McCarthy, Joanna Ampil, Sophia Ravagelas, Jon Lee, Lydia Griffiths, Oliver Thornton, Stephen Tate
March 27, 2004; London
Final London performance.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/8psd9v

Nicolas Pound, Fred Johanson, Rebecca Thornhill, Dianne Pilkington, Ramin Karimloo, Jaime Farr, David Bardsley, Tony Timberlake, Rosemary Ashe 
August 1, 2004; London

https://www.sendspace.com/file/c7hpve

Phil Cavill (Valjean stand-in), Hans Peter Janssens (Javert), Sophia Ragavelas (Fantine), Jon Lee (Marius), Gina Beck (Cosette), Sabrina Aloueche (Eponine), Simon Bailey (Enjolras), Chris Vincent (Thénardier), Tracie Bennett (Mme Thénardier)
June 26, 2006; London
First performance of this cast.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/k05jo8

John Owen-Jones, Hans Peter Janssens, Sophia Ragavelas, Laura Brydon, Jon Lee, Gina Beck, Simon Bailey, Chris Vincent, Tracie Bennett
August 5, 2006; London

https://www.sendspace.com/file/vtqkn8

Ivan Rutherford, Brad Little, Andrea Rivette, Juliana Ashley Hansen, Michael Hunsaker, Laura Griffith, Will Ray, Ron Wisniski, Mary Gutzi
July 21, 2007; Sacramento Music Circus

https://www.sendspace.com/file/kq5s6r

John Owen-Jones, Robert Hunt, Judy Kuhn, Jenny Galloway, Gary Beach, Megan McGinnis, Leah Horowitz, Adam Jacobs, Max von Essen, Zach Rand, Carly Rose Sonenclar
January 6, 2008; Broadway
Final matinee

https://www.sendspace.com/file/zrpiuo

Drew Sarich, Earl Carpenter, Allyson Brown, Jon Robyns, Leanne Dobinson, Natalie Caswell, David Thaxton, Greg Castiglioni, Jackie Marks, Richard Woodford
August 16, 2008; London *evening*

https://www.sendspace.com/file/w6vts9

David Shannon, Hadley Fraser, Caroline Sheen, Craig Mather, Alexia Khadime, Lisa-Anne Wood, Liam Tamne, Cameron Blakely, Katy Secombe, Adam Linstead
June 16, 2012; London
Last evening performance for the 2011/2012 cast.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/i0bdap

Kim Sung-Min, Moon Jong-Won, Cho Jung-Eun, Jo Sang-Woong, Lee Ji-Soo, Park Ji-Yeon, Kim Woo-Hyung, Im Choon-Gil, Park Jun-Myun 
July 17, 2013; Korean Tour

https://www.sendspace.com/file/bl6732

Geronimo Rauch, Tam Mutu, Na-Young Jeon, Cameron Blakely, Wendy Ferguson, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Samantha Dorsey, Anton Zetterholm, Rob Houchen
July 31, 2013; London
Geronimo Rauch’s last as Valjean.

https://www.sendspace.com/file/oqyaah

Ramin Karimloo, John Rapson*, Samantha Hill, Perry Sherman, Mark Uhre, Kristen Peace*, Cliff Saunders, Ben Gunderson*
January 3, 2014; Toronto
Aaron Walpole (u/s), Andrew Love (u/s), Genevieve Leclerc, Cliff Saunders, Kristen Peace (u/s), Perry Sherman, Samantha Hill, Melissa O’Neil, Mark Uhre 
January 11, 2014; Toronto, Canada
Matinee performance.
Ramin Karimloo, Andrew Love (u/s), Genevieve Leclerc, Cliff Saunders, Lisa Horner, Perry Sherman, Samantha Hill, Melissa O’Neil, Mark Uhre 
January 11, 2014; Toronto, Canada
Colm Wilkinson guest stars as the Bishop of Digne. Evening performance.
Simon Gleeson, Tamlyn Henderson (u/s), Patrice Tipoki, Octavia Barron Martin (u/s), Trevor Ashley, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge, Chris Durling, Euan Doidge
July 20, 2014; Melbourne
Peter Lockyer, David Thaxton, Celinde Schoenmaker, Rob Houchen, Carrie Hope Fletcher, Emilie Fleming, Michael Colbourne, Adam Linstead (u/s Thénardier), Helen Walsh (u/s Mme Thénardier)
July 23, 2014; London
Nathaniel Hackmann (u/s), Adam Monley (u/s), Caissie Levy, Keala Settle, Cliff Saunders, Kyle Scatliffe, Andy Mientus, Melissa O’Neil (u/s), Samantha Hill
July 24, 2014; Broadway
Simon Gleeson, Hayden Tee, Patrice Tipoki, Lara Mulcahy, Trevor Ashley, Kerrie Anne Greenland, Emily Langridge, Chris Durling, Euan Doidge
August 1, 2014; Melbourne
And for a SHIT ton of amazing 25th US Tour audios, please see this extensive gift post by whereisyourredscaahf.
Enjoy! PLEASE like/reblog if taking any!

ladymeg-sierraboggess-phantom:

brazenbutterflyfragilewings:

Official recording of music of the nigth (snippet) with Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis. 

"This is way too much for me to handle, i can’t handle this any more *brain explodes*"

…could this mean DVD…

or a new cast recording

What are some “must listens” for Les Mis fans?

Cast recordings:

  • The 1980 Paris Cast Recording
  • The 1985 Original London Cast Recording
  • The 1988 Complete Symphonic Recording
  • The 1991 Paris Revival Cast Recording
  • The 1995 Tenth Anniversary Concert Cast
  • The 2010 UK Tour Live Recording
  • The 2010 Spanish Live Recording
  • Any/ALL of the Japanese Cast recordings

Bootlegs:

  • The 3+ hour OLC preview recording from October, 1985
  • London, August 12, 1989
  • Manchester, April 25, 1992 SBD
  • Robert Marien IN ENGLISH YO
  • ANY 1996-1999 Duisburg recording (ESP with Thomas Borchert Valjean)
  • OH HEY Craig Schulman as Valjean
  • Broadway February 1, 2000
  • London, June 30, 2001
  • Damn yo just any Jason McCann Enjolras and Jody Crosier Marius like hot damn yo such voice
  • MICHAEL MCCARTHY AS JAVERT DONT YOU DARE FORGET IT
  • Paul Monaghan (TAC Bishop) as Javert and Valjean cuz so cool
  • San Francisco June 9, 2002 cuz Randal Keith
  • Any Randal Keith
  • Shanghai premiere June 22, 2002 cuz damn Colm still had it
  • London, October 22, 2002 cuz Hadley Marius and Ramin Enjy in his understudy days pretty neat ooh and Mike Sterlings a good Valjean
  • I personally like Sándor Sasvári as Valjean Budapest 2003 but it doesn’t NEED to be listened I guess?
  • Broadway’s first final performance May 18, 2003
  • Les Mis Berlin SBD 2003 cuz wow nice
  • COPENHAGEN JANUARY 21, 2004 BECAUSE HOLY STIG ROSSEN
  • HOLD UP JUST ANY STIG ROSSEN SERIOUSLY YOU WONT REGRET IT. Freaking amazing Valjean.
  • London March 27, 2004 final Palace show kinda sentimental ya know?
  • Would you like to hear Ramin as Marius cuz he’s in the August 1, 2004 Powderham castle concert with an awesome cast around him including David “Sexy voice” Bardsley as Enjolras
  • Ooooh remember that guy Phil Cavil from the end of the TAC? His Valjean from London on June 26, 2006. Cool high tenor yo.
  • St. Louis July 23, 2006 final show of the original US tour and wow hey more Randal Keith is always a good thing
  • London (damn lots of London stuff) August 5, 2006 cuz amazing quality, JOJ Valjean and Gina Beck Cosette
  • Sacramento Music Circus July 21, 2007 audio because one of the first non-replica regionals and Brad Little is v interesting as Javert
  • Broadway Revival round one closing January 6, 2008 bcuz sentimental and amazing company led by Mr. JOJ on BROADWAY wow
  • ohoh London August 16, 2008 because Drew Sarich JVJ and Earl together
  • OK SO ANY 25TH ANNIVERSARY US TOUR AUDIOS. SERIOUSLY.
  • London June 16, 2012 final show of the 2011-2012 cast pretty great performance led by David Shannon as JVJ really good
  • Korean Tour July 7, 2013 WOW
  • Geronimo Rauch’s last as Valjean London July 31, 2013
  • JOHN RAPSON AS JAVERT Toronto January 3, 2014 DO IT
  • BOTH SHOWS FROM JANUARY 11, 2014 IN TORONTO. This was that special day that Colm was the Bishop for the evening show, both audios are amazing and wow such emotion
  • The Broadway Revival…pretty much anything when Aaron Walpole and NATHANIEL HACKMANN!!!! are on as Valjean, preferably with Will Swenson off and Adam Monley, or even Earl Carpenter, as Javert
  • NATHANIEL HACKMANN VALJEAN
  • NATHANIEL HACKMANN VALJEAN
  • Peter Lockyer and David Thaxton as JVJ and Javvy in London specifically that July 23, 2014 audio

Enjoy

(if anyone wants any of these shoot me a message! Always happy to spread the wealth of amazing recordings)

on the ice bucket challenge

fdelopera:

queenofcorgis:

nofunphillips:

my dad died from ALS when i was 3 years old. he was 36. my mom was 33. that was 30 years ago. now i’m the same age my mom was when my dad died. and there is still no cure for ALS. 

this is what happens when you have ALS: your muscles slowly stop working, one part at a time. for my dad, first he couldn’t use one of his hands. then his arm. then the other arm. then he couldn’t walk. then he couldn’t stand up. then he couldn’t talk. then he couldn’t swallow. then he couldn’t breathe. then he was dead.

this all took about two years. he was diagnosed when i was about one year old. the only memories i have about my dad are of an inert body in a wheelchair or lying in a bed with a bunch of tubes stuck into it. as i was learning to talk, he was losing the ability to speak. as i was learning to walk, he stopped being able to move. my mom often had to choose between who she was going to help go to the bathroom at any given moment: her husband or her toddler.

after my dad died, my mom took over the philadelphia chapter of the ALS association. it consisted of a shoebox full of notecards with names on it. now it is a multi-million dollar organization with a large staff. she is still in charge. my mom is one of the most amazing people on the planet, basically.

these past couple weeks have been mind-boggling. i have openly wept watching so many of these videos. i still don’t completely get how all of this has happened, but now we live in a world in which lil wayne and taylor swift and oprah and justin timberlake and weird al and bill gates talk about ALS. my mom just emailed me this sentence: “lebron james ice bucket challenge.” i mean, IS THIS REAL LIFE?! i just keep saying over and over: holy shit. holy shit. holy shit.

so far, it has raised over 10 million dollars… and counting. my mom has spent every single day of her life for the past three decades trying to get this kind of attention and funds for this disease.

i don’t care if it’s a stupid gimmick. i don’t care if people are just doing this because it’s trendy or because they want pats on the back. i don’t care if it’s the new harlem shake. i don’t care if for the rest of my life, when i talk about ALS, i have to say “you know, the ice bucket disease.”

please, everybody, please keep pouring buckets of ice over your heads. please keep donating money. please keep talking about this.

my mom’s chapter:

http://www.alsphiladelphia.org/ 

p.s. the only reason i haven’t done my own ice bucket challenge yet is because i wanted to do it with my mom. we’re seeing each other next week, so it will happen then, i promise.

Think about this next time you think it’s just a stupid gimick

I had a good friend who died of ALS about ten years ago. It is one of the worst ways to die. No matter how much the ice bucket challenge seems like just another fad or meme, it actually has raised money and awareness for this debilitating disease. Keep the buckets pouring.