robert m. gates


Just a friendly reminder that… 

1. Phantom in Los Angeles: Robert Guillaume 
2. Christine in Toronto: Margaret Ann Gates 
3. Raoul (and later Phantom) in West End: Ramin Karimloo 
4. Christine in South Africa: Lana English 
5. Carlotta on Broadway: Patricia Phillips 
6. Piangi in the World Tour: Marcus Desando 
7. Carlotta in the UK tour: Angela M. Caesar 
8. Meg Giry in the World Tour: Jee-Hyun Noh 
9. Madame Giry in West End: Josie Benson (u/s)
10. Meg Giry in Hamburg: Hinako Sakuraoka (u/s)


Here’s what’s out in paperback this week … 

In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the president to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should ‘have his head examined,’ as General MacArthur so delicately put it.

Robert M. Gates

As SecDef, telling West Point cadets that it would be unwise for the United States to ever fight another war like Iraq or Afghanistan, and that the chances of carrying out a change of government in that fashion again were slim.