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For Black History Month: black principals in “Phantom of the Opera”

  1. Phantom: Robert Guillaume, Los Angeles (1990-91)
  2. Phantom: Norm Lewis, Broadway (2014-15)
  3. Carlotta: Patricia Phillips, Toronto & Broadway (1993, 2003-04, 2006, 2008-09)
  4. Carlotta: Angela M. Caesar, Restaged UK Tour (2012-13)
  5. Carlotta: Danielle White, Las Vegas (principal 2008, 2006-12)
  6. Christine: Lana English, Johannesburg and Pretoria (2004)
  7. Raoul: Jordan Donica, Broadway (2016-17)
  8. Piangi: Thabiso Masemene, World Tour (2011-16)
  9. Piangi: John Whitney, US Tour (2001, 2004-10)
  10. Piangi: Marcus Desando, World Tour (2004-05)
  11. Phantom: Derrick Davis, Restaged US Tour (2016-17)
  12. Phantom: Nicholas Nkuna, Johannesburg and Cape Town (2011-12)

(some comments: for many South Africans the term “coloured” is preferred if there’s different heritage involved, and Lana English would be considered coloured. But in the US and UK that is considered slur and usually avoided online. Just be aware of the distinction. Read more about that here.

Also, there’s been so many wonderful understudies that I did not get to list here, especially for the role of Carlotta, but also for Piangi, Meg Giry and Madame Giry. Only understudy on the list is Nicholas Nkuna, as he played the Phantom. The others are not forgotten, only left out because of Tumblr’s photo limit)

the signs & poetry

aries: ‘you are always new. the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest; the last smile the brightest; the last movement the gracefullest.’ - john keats

taurus: ‘though guns may roar and cannon boom, roses are born and gardens bloom’ - angela morgan

gemini: ‘she felt like the moon: terrified of the sky, but completely in love with
the way it held the stars’
- robert m drake

cancer: ‘but my heart it is brighter than all of the many stars in the sky’ - edgar allan poe

leo: ‘never drift towards the shores of ordinary’ - robert m drake

virgo: ‘my love for you is more athletic than a verb’ - sylvia plath

libra: ‘in the flush of love’s light, we dare be brave and suddenly we see that love costs all we are and will ever be.’ - maya angelou

scorpio: ‘she was a phantom of delight’ - william wordsworth

sagittarius: 'it is but to keep the nerves at strain, to dry one’s eyes and laugh at a fall, and, baffled, get up and begin again’ - robert browning

capricorn:  ‘I took my power in my hand and went against the world’ - emily dickinson  

aquarius: ‘the heart can think of no devotion greater than being shore to the ocean’ - robert frost

pisces: ‘I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees’ - pablo neruda

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Sakura Haruno Fic Recommendations

I’m an admitted serial Sakura shipper. If there’s a single man in Konoha (or outside of it), you can almost bet I’ll find a way to somehow ship them. But honestly, even if I don’t necessarily ship them, I may find the story beautiful and put it here for others who ship them. Most are in the Naruto-verse but will be stated otherwise if not. 

Most, if not all, are Rated M. So be warned that almost all of them contain smut/adult content of some kind. I’m trying to branch out and read things that don’t contain smut but it’s a little challenging. I like steamy reads. 

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Accidental

Mercy clenched her fits, pebbles embedding themselves into her skin through her torn gloves, her head down as tears fell from her eyes, hitting the blood stained road. She could feel the gun against her head as she continued to sob, she barely made a noise but she could feel her body hiccuping. “Beg for mercy, Angela.” The gruff voice said above her, as he pushed his gun into her head. “BEG.” He commanded, but she only shook her head. “I deserve to j-join my friends.” She cracked. “But..” She choked on her spit as she tried to find her words. “I always loved you, Gabriel.” She looked up at him with tears in her large blue eyes, despite the possibility of getting shot in the face she stared at his mask. “I always loved you, and I always thought I could fix you and bring you back, but I was wrong, and I’m sorry. I’m sorry I turned you into a monst-” The gun went off.
its much shorter


Bonus: Reaper dropped his gun in shock, the gun had misfired, it wasn’t supposed to go off, it wasn’t even supposed to be loaded, he fell to his knees, ripping his mask off and pulling the blonde doctor into his lap. “Angie? Angela.. No I’m so sorry. Oh god what have I done?” He asked himself with tears in his eyes.
Further away Sombra could be heard translocating away from the scene. “Oh, pobrecito.” She whispered to herself, a sinister grin on her face

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This isn’t right yet because the skin tone is really off and I can’t find quite the right one yet!!! But for a quick sketch and color of Ramonda for the Black Panther trailer it’s alright I guess

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We’ll find a place where there’s room to grow
And yes, we’ve just begun