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    Michael Ball comes to Broadway!

    http://www.reallyuseful.com/rug/show...ail.htm?id=231

    This article says that Michael Ball and Maria Friedman, who created the roles on the London stage, will both be coming to Broadway to star in that production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Woman in White"

    Okay, can I just say that I'm a HUGE Michael Ball fan????

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    Re: Michael Ball comes to Broadway!

    Whoops, I take it back, Michael Ball was not in the original cast (but Michael Crawford WAS! Michael Ball took over for him later in the production)
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    Re: Michael Ball comes to Broadway!

    Yeah, they were trying to get Crawford to open the Broadway version too, but something prevented that from happenning (I don't recall the details). I enjoy Ball also, and think he will be good, but his name won't seel tickets in the same way Crawford's would have. Just looking at things from the perspective of the producers.




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    Re: Michael Ball comes to Broadway!

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigoon
    Okay, can I just say that I'm a HUGE Michael Ball fan????
    I'm with you there. I have 3 or 4 of his Albums, including his Christmas album, which, although not quite as good as Crawford's, is still one of my favorites. He's the only reason I enjoyed Aspects of Love...
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    Re: Michael Ball comes to Broadway!

    I don't have his Christmas Album

    But I have a couple of his albums which I purchased in England (not even sure they're all available here - is One Careful Owner available in America?)

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    Re: Michael Ball comes to Broadway!

    Quote Originally Posted by Morrigoon
    I don't have his Christmas Album

    But I have a couple of his albums which I purchased in England (not even sure they're all available here - is One Careful Owner available in America?)
    I haven't seen that one here... I have his Christmas album on my iPod. His and MC's are quite different in feel. MC's is very grandiose and orchestrated, where MB's is musch warmer and personable. Both very good, just in different ways.
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    Re: Michael Ball comes to Broadway!

    Oooh, you're missing his BEST album then! Unfortunately I can't find the disk But he sings this one song called "Take My Breath Away", which you won't find on his greatest hits albums (more's the pity), it's really one of the prettiest (and most personal-sounding) songs he's done. I saw him perform it in concert, and he gave a great introduction to the song, talking about how (actually in retrospect this may have been the introduction he gave it on his tv show) he'd first heard the song in a little cafe in New York, sung by a couple and how it took him years to hunt down the song to be able to record it, etc. It's basically him and a guitarist, that's it. Lyrics are awesome too:

    Sometimes, it amazes me
    How strong the power of love can be
    Sometimes you just
    Take my breath away

    You watched my love grow, like a child
    Sometimes gentle, sometimes wild
    Sometimes you just
    Take my breath away

    And it's too good to slip by
    Too good to lose
    Too good to be there
    Just to use, I'm gonna
    Stand on a mountaintop
    And tell the news, that you
    Take my breath away


    (There's a refrain, but I think you get the idea)

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    Re: Michael Ball comes to Broadway!

    How ironic, Sarah Brightman has a song called "You Take My Breath Away" on her Harem album that I love as well.. of course, there aren't many of her songs I don't love... Quite infatuated, I am. I'll have to look for that MB album. I have a lot of imports, so I guess I need to look through some of my sources....
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