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04 August 2009 @ 02:45 pm
ALW Stage
* BroadwayWorld.com interviews Gina Beck of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA.

Other Stage
* More info on the Moonlight Amphitheatre production of the Yeston/Kopic Phantom.

Graphics
* 118 POTO, 25 Yeston/Kopit, 30 1990!film, 5 "other" icons by thinkofmephan.
* glamourcorpse in phantomfans wants to know who this Red Death at Comic Con was.
* zippytheavenger found an interesting comic panel to share.

Discussion
* forever77 has kindly pointed out discussions about Translations of Leroux’s Original Novel, The original Little Lotte, and (Possibly) Leroux's inspiration for the Persian.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* Lost in the Darkness by MA.Kolb. Leroux. Raoul. Rated K+.
Summary: Leroux Vignette. What happens to Raoul when Erik locks him in the Communard dungeon? A recurrence of a childhood memory.

As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
02 August 2009 @ 07:19 am
ALW Stage
* Houston Press reports on the close of Phantom in Houston.

Other Stage
* The The Fallbrook Bonsall Village News reports that the Yeston/Kopit Phantom opens August 12 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, CA.

Graphics
* 6 ALW!film icons by pooja_r.
* 14 Gerard/Emmy, 20 Gerard Butler, and 45 Emmy Rossum icons by anakaliaandrea.
* poto_stillness announces the rules for Challenge 178.

Discussion
* pyewackettt in phantomfans wants to know your thoughts on Love Never Dies.

New Fanfiction
* My Fallen Angel by youreyesbetray. 2004!film. Erik/Christine, Raoul/Christine. Rated PG.

Fanfiction Updates
* Kristina: A Fantasy by stefanie bean. Updated chapter 12.
* The Way the Wind Blows the Barley by Angel of Roses. Updated chapter 13.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* A Defensive Situation by Kat097. Rated T.
Summary: When Raoul and Christine set out to destroy the evil of phanfiction, they enlist the help of Erik. Needless to say, things don't quite go to plan. Especially when Erik and Raoul discover the joys of phanfiction and inevitable wackiness ensues.

As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
27 July 2009 @ 02:38 pm
ALW Stage
* As previously reported, Broadwayworld.com announces Howard McGillin's July 25th departure from Broadway's POTO. At Playbill.com, as well.

ALW Sequel
* Variety reports that "Andrew Lloyd Webber's sequel to his unstoppable "Phantom of the Opera" was originally planned for a fall bow but is now on track to bow in London in the spring, likely bouncing its New York opening to fall 2010."

Graphics
* poto_stillness announces the winners of challenge 177.

New Fanfiction
* Noemi and Erik: The Facebook Fights by Noemi Allete D. Erik/OW. Rated M.
* The Protector by Phantomlover. Kay/2004!film. Christine/Raoul, Erik/Christine, Erik/OW. Rated T.
* When Angels Forgive by WierdButNotInsane. Leroux/Kay/ALW. Erik/Christine. Rated T.

Fanfiction Updates
* Christine's Diary by PhantomsRose. Updated chapter 4.
* Kristina: A Fantasy by stefanie bean. Updated chapter 11.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* White Rose by Kang Xiu. Rated K.
Summary: In which Erik attempts to understand love by watching the Comte de Chagny and La Sorelli after performances.

As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
21 July 2009 @ 08:35 am
ALW Stage
* 39 online interviews Tim Martin Gleason.
* The Houston Press briefly reviews Phantom.

Film
* silent_lorelei reviews Phantom of the Megaplex.

Books
* fiona64 announces that she will be interviewed about her new book on "All Things Phantom" on July 25th.

Graphics
* 16 2004!film icons by iconfluence.
* 27 2004!film icons and 2 wallpapers by anakalaandrea.

Other Media
* Guide to Online Casino Slot Games from Real Time Gaming explains the Phantom of the Opera video slot machine. [I said this was "other," didn't I?]

Blog Posts/Discussion
* Lessons from the Phantom of the Opera discusses Heaven or Hell.

New Fanfiction
* Teacher of Music by Allison Cleckler. ALW. Christine/Other man, Christine/Raoul. Rated T.

Fanfiction Updates
* Another Mask At The Opera by Noemi Allete D, Phantomlover. Updated chapter 7.
* In All Your Fantasies by Knowhowtobelonely. Updated chapter 19.
* A Phantom Christmas Carol & Symphony in the Twilight by angel of mystery. Updated chapter 24.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* Christine's Tale by Jennaria. Rated T.
Summary: The Opera Ghost really existed, true. But M. de Chagny's version of events leaves out certain facts.

As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
14 July 2009 @ 03:12 pm
ALW Stage
* The Houston Chroncile says "Haunting theatricality marks Phantom".

Film
* Horror-movies.ca reviews the 1989 film.

Books
* forever77 shares their Gaston Leroux collection with some very cool cover art.
* silent_lorelei reviews Journey of the Mask by Nancy Hill Pettengill. Part two.

Graphics
* 90 ALW icons by marmaladeskies at stage_potoicons.
* poto_stillness posts the results for Challenge 176 and the rules for Challenge 177.

Communities
* Posting of completed prompts has started at masked_ball.

New Fanfiction
* Romanticide by Phantomlover. Leroux/2004!film. Erik/OW. Rated T.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* Cosi Fan Tutte by Ione. Rated M.
Summary: Christine is a aspiring American librettist, living in a small town, who catches the eye of the recluse Erik, running from the ghosts of his past. If he has to kill a thousand men...he will do exactly that to have her.

As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
 
11 July 2009 @ 09:18 am
ALW Stage
* The Houston Chronicle reports on Phantom's opening in Houston.
* The Taipei Times reports on Phantom's return to Taipei Arena.

Graphics
* Voting has started for Challenge 176 at poto_stillness.

Other Media
* All Things Phantom debuts today.

Communities
* my_daroga reminds us that submissions for masked_ball are due Monday, July 13th.

Blog Posts
* Jennifer Linforth discusses Symbolism and Symbols in Phantom of the Opera: Color My World, the Use of Colors.

Fanfiction Updates
* Kristina: A Fantasy by stefanie bean. Updated chapter 10.
* The Quest by angel of mystery. Updated chaper 15.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* Nightcaps by Gondolier. ALW stage. Rated T.
Summary:Vday Morbidity Contest: Most Original and Most Enjoyable. It's Hal's big night...a landmark in his career, respect from the woman he loves. When another actor destroys his ideal life, however, something must be done. Modern edge POTO.

As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
07 July 2009 @ 02:25 pm
ALW Stage
* ALW discusses Michael Jackon's connection to Phantom in The Telegraph.
* Opera House reviews the West End production.
* Phantom comes to Houston, TX July 8 - August 2. Houston Press talks to Kim Stengel about her stint as Carlotta.

ALW Sequel
* BroadwayWorld.com reports that Lloyd Webber Confirms Boggess And Karimloo For Leading Roles In 'LOVE NEVER DIES'. Playbill.com also reports.
* The Daily Mail assures us that Phantom 2 will be fantastic.
* The Globe and Mail discusses a certain Canadian baritone to play Phantom in sequel.
* ohnotheydidnt gets in on the LND news. As does havens here, sunni_sideup here,

Film
* Lon Chaney's Phantom of the Opera will be playing at the Louisville Palace this Friday and Saturday.
* The Phantom's mask makes a list of The 15 Most Iconic Movie Masks of All Time.

Graphics
* 8 2004!movie icons from anakaliaandrea.
* 41 more 2004!movie icons/art from anakaliaandrea.
* 6 2004!movie icons from belle_daae.
* poto_stillness announces the rules for Challenge 176, due July 10th.

Other Media
* The Daily Mail brings us Kylie Minogue's Phantom-inspired costume.
* phantomreviews does not recommend the worst rendition of POTO ever.

Blog Posts/Discussion
* Jennifer Linforth discusses reinventing the Phantom of the Opera: characters vs. characterization.
* Lessons from the Phantom of the Opera announces a new internet radio show, All Things Phantom.
* noisseau is looking for a specific story.

New Fanfiction
* Celebration I by Jennie. Leroux. Erik/OW. Rated K.

Fanfiction Updates
* In All Your Fantasies by Knowhowtobelonely. Updated chapter 17.
* Marble and Diamond by lainemontgomery. Updated chapter 2.
* The Way the Wind Blows the Barley by Angel of Roses. Updated chapter 12.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* This Murderer by GhostOfMusic. Rated T.
Summary: The Phantom destroys the only thing he has left. Oneshot, dark.

As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
26 June 2009 @ 10:24 am
Community Business
I will be away all next week on vacation, and unable to update. Please send me items of importance you feel should be including when we resume!

I am still seeking help for this newsletter. Please pm me or email mydaroga @ gmail.com if you're interested!

ALW Stage
* Taiwan News informs us that "The Taipei season of The Phantom of the Opera will commence at the Taipei Arena on July 10".

ALW Sequel
* London Theatre Tickets reports that "The premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Love Never Dies may not happen until next year."

Graphics
* poto_stillness reminds us that the deadline for their next challenge is tonight.

Other Media
* lupinskitten posts two Phantom articles from the webzine Costume Chronicles in phantomfans.

Blog Posts
* Jennifer Linforth announces the winners of her drabble contest.

New Fanfiction
* Marble and Diamond by lainemontgomery. Meg/Raoul. Rated PG-13. WIP.
* The Summons by musiquephan. ALW. Rated all audiences.

Fanfiction Updates
* Der Erlkönig by gravity01. Updated chapter 15.
* In All Your Fantasies by Knowhowtobelonely. Updated chapter 15.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* Denouement by Clever Lass. Kopit miniseries. Rated K+.
Summary: Based on the Kopit and Yeston Phantom film, that stars Charles Dance and Teri Polo. Picks up when Christine faints after seeing Erik's face. It's mostly fluff, but a tiny bit of plot has crept in. The fluff, though, remains its raison d'etre.


As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
23 June 2009 @ 11:27 am
Community Business
Hi everyone! I'm sorry about the erratic nature of this newsletter lately. This comes from a combination of my distraction and a lack of news currently in the fandom. I apologize for my part in that. In an effort to alleviate at least some of the problem, I'm soliciting helpers. Just someone who can step in a few times a week, scan the google alerts and watcher journal I'll set up, and keep me on track. Please PM me or email mydaroga (at) google . com.

ALW Stage
* Announcing Exciting New Developments for Phantom Fans Week in Las Vegas.
* The Salisbury Post reviews Phantom in Charlotte.

Other Stage
* The Kopit/Yeston Phantom runs through June 27th at the Myers Dinner Theatre in Hillsboro, IN.

Film
* Dread Central looks at Beauties and Their Beasts in the Horror Genre.

Books
* The Examiner reviews Carla Laemmle's Growing Up With Monsters: My Times at Universal Studios in Rhymes. [Laemmle was the prima ballerina in the 1925 film]

Graphics
* 31 2004!movie icons by anakaliaandrea.

Other Media
* vega_ofthe_lyre posts a Phantom of the Opera fanmix at operaghost.

Blog Posts
* Lessons from the Phantom of the Opera discusses Intimidation: the Sneaky Way to Control.

New Fanfiction
* For Felicity by Reccie, MJangel. 2004!film, Kay. E/C, R/OW. Rated T.

Fanfiction Updates
* Fleur Du Mal by bwayphantomrose. Updated chapter 7.
* In All Your Fantasies by Knowhowtobelonely. Updated chapter 14.
* Kristina: A Fantasy by stefanie bean. Updated chapter 9.
* The Royal Legacy by Reccie. Updated chapter 5.
* Voices in the Dark by Phantomlover. Updated chapter 7.
* The way the Wind Blows the Barley by Angel of Roses. Updated chapter 8.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* No Return by christinex. Rated T.
Summary: The modern-day retelling for people who usually don't like modern-day retellings.

As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.
 
 
16 June 2009 @ 02:05 pm
Graphics
* poto_stillness announces the winners of Challenge 174 and posts the rules for Challenge 175.

Fanfiction Updates
* Christine's Diary by PhantomsRose. Updated chapter 3.
* In All Your Fantasies by Knowhowtobelonely. Updated chapter 12.

Older Fanfic of the Day
* Love Letters; or, “A Series of Correspondences Between The Opera Ghost and The Vicomte de Chagny” by Cherusha. Erik, Raoul. Rated T.
Summary: It's like a couple of teenagers took over their brains. Humor, Slash, Verbal Bitchslaps.


As always, please send me links to news, discussions, new communities/rp's, fanfiction, and your fanfiction recommendations.