It doesn't stand up to huge intellectual scrutiny.
?Phantom? is one of those musicals that never leaves you high and dry. Once you?re on the roller coaster, you?re on it for good.
It will give the production a centre that it's never ever had before. It's never had 'the real thing' as it were.
The Woman in White
Andrew wants something a bit smaller and quieter, a little more low key.
Whistle Down the Wind.
Evita is a stunning, exhilarating theatrical experience, especially if you don't think about it too much.
All I Ask of You.
It did feel a bit special all along. I think it?s got some of my best melodies in it. It?s the only one of my musicals which never changed from its first preview to its opening night.
Love changes everything
I think the thing's that perhaps sad really is that younger people haven't come in and I think it must have been absolutely fantastic to have worked in the 50's when you had all of the great Broadway composers and when West Side Story didn't win the Tony Award.
I would have gone right ahead but the only thing, the only phenomenon that's going on now of course, which is different in my experiences, is that you are getting things planted in the Net by people about the Woman in White on the Net. That's not a nice change.
In Evita I wasn't really hugely involved with it. I gave a little bit of help but they needed a bit of technical help on the movie and so some of my music people went in at the end of the movie and helped out with it.
We felt we had to know something of his back story. I don't think people in the cinema would just accept that he's there. I think we had to learn how he (got there).
I mean I don't really think about it. You know, do you know what I often say to myself? I think you're very lucky in life if you know what you want to do.