jesus fucking christ
This was a pose invented by accident, so to speak. During the first rehearsals in London Michael Crawford’s wig was less oily and slick compared to later wigs. When he removed the fedora during the title song cadenza, his wig acted up and he did an in-character move to smooth it out.
Gillian Lynne, original choreographer, was watching the rehearsals. She swooned when she saw how sensual the wig smoothing pose looked, and told Michael Crawford to do it again (and again). And so the wig slicking became a part of the choreography, done by every Phantom to come.
Here’s some legendary photos of it!
1. Anthony Crivello, Las Vegas.
2. Jonathan Roxmouth, Johannesburg.
3. John Owen-Jones, West End.
4. Dave Willetts, Edinburgh/UK tour.
5. Michael Craeford, West End*
6. Brad Little, Singapore/World Tour.
7. Mark McKerracher, Manchester/UK tour.
8. John Cudia, US tour.
9. Scott Davies, West End.
( * Note also how short his pants and jacket sleeves are. He and designer Maria Bjørnson wanted it this way, so arm and leg movements would be emphasized)
Javert at the barricade more like
It cracks me up when the actors on a show are also the producers because I always picture them casting themselves like
"Who’ll play the main character? Ah yes. Me."
u can’t beat the monuments men
umm excuse u
don’t mess with the Polar Express
Stop re-blogging One Direction and re-blog this shit.
It doesn’t matter which kind of blog you are, this deserves to be reblogged
Ellen’s part always gets me
Lifehack: Accidentally text the wrong person? Immediately put your phone on airplane mode and once it fails to deliver, delete the message.
get to know me meme: [2/10] actors » Kevin Michael Costner“I actually met him in a lift, and he actually said hi to me. I was literally so embarrassed I couldn’t get the words out. He was Robin Hood and the Bodyguard — come on!” - Emma Watson