Ask Me Musicals

Book of Mormon: Favorite Musical?

If/Then: What was your gateway musical? 

Newsies: Favorite broadway star?

The Last Five Years: Favorite Cast of Any Show?

Bonnie and Clyde: One show you want to be in before you die?

Next to Normal: Least favorite show?

Spring Awakening: Show you most identify with?

Rent: Ever been to New York?

Into the Woods: Dream cast for any show?

Little Shop of Horrors: How many Playbills do you have?

Les Mis: Character death you can’t get over?

Phantom of the Opera: How many live shows have you been to (tour/ obc)?

Hey Phandom;

Don’t loose interest in Phantom of the Opera because of Broadway’s casting choices. The musical is more than whose in it. It’s more than Broadway’s production of it. It’s brought so many people together and made us all so many new friends, and is so many people’s dreams, don’t let a few morons and a pedophile ruin it for us. Don’t punish the story and everyone involved besides the casting directors and the new Phantom. There’s West End, the World Tour, Hamburg & all of the non-replica productions. (I won’t mention the US Tour.) We need to keep enjoying the story and the performers, and show that while we’re angry at them, we aren’t going to let them ruin it for us. Sure some people can’t see it because Broadway’s their only way, but is seeing it worth knowing you’re supporting the CD & and a sick and twisted man? So again, please don’t let this ruin Phantom for you, because at least for me, without Phantom my life would be a lot harder.

It’s a very melodramatic piece — so is ‘Les Miz,’ ” Mr. Lewis said. “All these shows have that heightened feel. But you can find some truth in that, if everybody in the cast is on the same page. And I’m coming at this from the very basic level of asking, who is this guy and why is he acting like a baby?

Prince of Broadway Cast Comment

Before joining Takarazuka, my dream was to perform in the center of the entertainment industry, America.
And now a door to that dream has opened… and I’m excited and nervous. Having this sort of dream chance is the result of all the things I learned in sixteen years in the Takarazuka Revue.
That time was never just a detour to me.

Performing in a new work by the first-rank Broadway figure Mr. Harold Prince, director of “Phantom of the Opera”, as well as with stars of the New York theater world, is a thought that makes me tense.

I’m not sure I deserve this role, and this show this time is going to be like fighting to surmount a high wall.

But on the other hand, many equally immovable things were nurtured in Takarazuka - the will to produce myself, and the power to climb over any wall, no matter how tall - those important powers are engraved into my heart, so I’ll keep flapping my wings towards Broadway.

A new Yuzuki Reon will emerge from Mr. Prince’s show, one that even I don’t yet know.

In addition, I don’t have the words to express how much my heart is dancing that Mr. Prince chose such a wonderful dance number for me that suits me so well.