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The Phantom of the Opera is a 2004 musical romantic drama film based on Andrew Lloyd Webber s 1986 musical of the same name, which in turn is based on the 1910 French novel Le Fantôme de l Opéra by Gaston Leroux. Produced and co-written by Lloyd Webber and directed by Joel Schumacher, it stars Gerard Butler in the title role, with Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Minnie Driver, and Jennifer Ellison in supporting roles.
The film was announced in 1989, although production did not start until 2002 due to Lloyd Webber s divorce and Schumacher s busy career. It was shot entirely at Pinewood Studios, with scenery created with miniatures and computer graphics. Rossum, Wilson and Driver had singing experience, but Butler had none and was provided with music lessons prior to filming. The Phantom of the Opera grossed $154.6 million worldwide, and received neutral reviews from critics, but was well-received by audiences. Critics praised the visuals and acting, particularly the performances of Butler and Rossum, but criticized the writing, directing and unnecessary deviations from the stage version.
In 1919, in Paris, a public auction is held to clear a dilapidated opera house s vaults. The elderly Viscount Raoul de Chagny bids against Madame Giry, the retired ballet instructor of the theatre, for a papier-mâché music box shaped like a barrel organ with the figure of a cymbal-playing monkey attached to it. The auctioneer presents a repaired chandelier, relating it to the strange affair of the Phantom of the Opera . As it is hoisted up to the roof, the story moves back to 1870.
The theatre prepares for the performance of the grand opera, Hannibal, headed by soprano Carlotta Giudicelli. Theatre manager Monsieur Lefèvre plans to retire, leaving the theatre under the ownership of Richard Firmin and Gilles André, who introduce their patron, the young Raoul. One of the dancers, Christine Daaé, recognizes Raoul as a childhood sweetheart, and wonders if he will also recognize her, but he leaves without seeing her.
Carlotta refuses to perform after being tormented for three years by the theatre s resident Opera Ghost , a mysterious figure said to live in the catacombs below. Facing the performance s cancellation, Madame Giry suggests that Christine stands in as the lead actress. Christine displays her singing talent and is a huge success on opening night.
Christine tells her best friend Meg, Giry s daughter, that she is being coached by a tutor she calls the Angel of Music . Christine reunites with Raoul, in whom she confides that she has been visited by the Angel of Music her deceased father promised he would send her after his death. Raoul, however, dismisses Christine s story. That night, the masked Opera Ghost, known as the Phantom , appears before Christine from her dressing room mirror, spiriting her away to his underground lair. After the Phantom shows Christine a mannequin of her dressed in a wedding dress he made for her, Christine faints and sleeps in the Phantom s lair. It is presumed by this point that Christine has been missing.
Once Christine awakes and sees the Phantom, she removes his mask out of curiosity. The Phantom reacts violently and covers his face with his hand. After the duo have a moment of understanding, Christine returns the mask to the Phantom and the latter then returns her to the theatre unharmed but orders the managers to make her the lead in Il Muto. However, the managers choose Carlotta instead. During the performance, the Phantom switches Carlotta s throat spray, causing her to sing out of tune, and she is replaced by Christine. The Phantom encounters stagehand Joseph Buquet and hangs him above the stage. Christine and Raoul flee to the roof, where they declare their love for each other. The Phantom, now heartbroken after witnessing the whole scene, vows revenge.
Three months later, in 1871, at a New Year masquerade ball, Christine and Raoul announce their engagement. The Phantom crashes the ball and orders his own opera, Don Juan Triumphant, to be performed. Upon seeing Christine s engagement ring, the Phantom steals it and flees, pursued by Raoul, but Giry stops him. Giry explains that when she was younger, she met the Phantom, a deformed young boy, billed in a freak show and abused by the owner. When the Phantom rebelled and strangled the owner to death, Giry helped him evade the resulting mob and hid him within the opera house. The next day, Christine pays a visit to her father s tomb with the Phantom posing as his spirit to win her back, but Raoul intervenes. The Phantom and Raoul engage in a duel with each other before Raoul eventually knocks the Phantom down and flees with Christine.
Raoul and the managers formulate a plan to capture the Phantom during his opera. The Phantom murders the lead tenor, Ubaldo Piangi, and takes his place to sing with Christine. During their passionate duet, Christine unmasks the Phantom, revealing his deformity to the horrified audience. The Phantom then abducts Christine and retreats as he causes the chandelier to crash and set the opera house on fire to cover his tracks, but a mob forms to hunt him down. Giry leads Raoul down to the Phantom s lair to rescue Christine, while Meg leads the mob there as well.
The Phantom has Christine wear the wedding dress and proposes marriage. Christine tries to reason with him by admitting that she only fears his malicious acts, not his appearance. When Raoul arrives, the Phantom threatens to kill him unless Christine weds him. Pitying the Phantom, Christine kisses him. Moved by her kindness, the Phantom allows the lovers to leave. Comforted by the music box, the Phantom weeps alone and Christine lets him keep her engagement ring as a memento. He then escapes before the mob arrives, with Meg finding only his discarded mask.
Back in the present, Raoul visits the recently deceased Christine s grave and places the Phantom s music box before it. Before leaving, he notices a freshly laid rose with Christine s ring attached to its stem, implying that the Phantom is still alive and will always love her.
- Gerard Butler as The Phantom
- Emmy Rossum as Christine Daaé
- Patrick Wilson as Raoul de Chagny
- Miranda Richardson as Madame Giry
- Minnie Driver as Carlotta Giudicelli Margaret Preece as Carlotta s singing voice except for Learn to Be Lonely
- Margaret Preece as Carlotta s singing voice except for Learn to Be Lonely
- Simon Callow as Gilles André
- Ciarán Hinds as Richard Firmin
- Victor McGuire as Ubaldo Piangi
- Jennifer Ellison as Meg Giry
- Murray Melvin as Monsieur Reyer
- Kevin McNally as Joseph Buquet
- James Fleet as Monsieur Lefèvre
- Ramin Karimloo as Gustave Daaé
Warner Bros. purchased the film rights to The Phantom of the Opera in early 1989, granting Andrew Lloyd Webber total artistic control. Despite interest from A-list directors, Lloyd Webber and Warner Bros. instantly hired Joel Schumacher to direct; Lloyd Webber had been impressed with Schumacher s use of music in The Lost Boys. The duo wrote the screenplay that same year, while Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman were cast to reprise their roles from the original stage production. Filming was set to begin at Pinewood Studios in England in July 1990, under a $25 million budget.
However, the start date was pushed to November 1990 at both Babelsberg Studios in Potsdam, Germany and Barrandov Studios in Prague, Czech Republic. Production for The Phantom of the Opera was stalled with Lloyd Webber and Brightman s divorce. Everything got tied up in settlements , Schumacher reflected. Then my career took off and I was really busy. As a result, The Phantom of the Opera languished in development limbo for Warner Bros. throughout the 1990s. In February 1997, Schumacher considered returning, but eventually dropped out in favour of Batman Unchained, Runaway Jury and Dreamgirls. The studio was keen to cast John Travolta for the lead role, but also held discussions with Antonio Banderas, who undertook vocal preparation and sang the role of the Phantom in the TV special Andrew Lloyd Webber: The Royal Albert Hall Celebration.
Schumacher and Lloyd Webber restarted development for The Phantom of the Opera in December 2002. It was then announced in January 2003 that Lloyd Webber s Really Useful Group had purchased the film rights from Warner Bros. in an attempt to produce The Phantom of the Opera independently. As a result, Lloyd Webber invested $6 million of his own money. The Phantom of the Opera was produced on an $80 million budget. Warner Bros. was given a first-look deal for distribution; when the principal cast was chosen in June 2003, Warner Bros. paid under $8 million to acquire the North American distribution rights.
Hugh Jackman was originally cast for the role of Phantom, but he faced scheduling conflicts with Van Helsing. They rang to ask about my availability , Jackman explained in an April 2003 interview, probably about 20 other actors as well. I wasn t available, unfortunately. So, that was a bummer. We needed somebody who has a bit of rock and roll sensibility in him , Andrew Lloyd Webber explained. He s got to be a bit rough, a bit dangerous; not a conventional singer. Christine is attracted to the Phantom because he s the right side of danger. Director Joel Schumacher had been impressed with Gerard Butler s performance in Dracula 2000. Prior to his audition, Butler had no professional singing experience and had only taken four voice lessons before singing The Music of the Night for Lloyd Webber.
Katie Holmes, who began working with a vocal coach, was the front-runner for Christine Daaé in March 2003. She was later replaced by Anne Hathaway, a classically trained soprano, in 2004. However, Hathaway dropped out of the role because the production schedule of the film overlapped with The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, which she was contractually obligated to make. Hathaway was then replaced with Emmy Rossum. The actress modeled the relationship between the Phantom and Christine after Suzanne Farrell and George Balanchine. Patrick Wilson was cast as Raoul based on his previous Broadway theatre career. For the role of Carlotta, Minnie Driver devised an over-the-top, camp performance as the egotistical prima donna. Despite also lacking singing experience, Ciarán Hinds was cast by Schumacher as Richard Firmin; the two had previously worked together on Veronica Guerin. Ramin Karimloo, who later played the Phantom as well as Raoul on London s West End, briefly appears as the portrait of Gustave Daaé, Christine s father.
Principal photography lasted from 15 September 2003 to 15 January 2004. The film was shot entirely using eight sound stages at Pinewood Studios, where, on the Pinewood backlot, the bottom half exterior of the opera was constructed. The top half was implemented using a combination of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and a scale model created by Cinesite. The surrounding Paris skyline for All I Ask of You was entirely composed of matte paintings. Cinesite also created a miniature falling chandelier, since a life-size model was too big for the actual set.
Production designer Anthony D. G. Pratt was influenced by French architect Charles Garnier, designer of the original Paris opera house, as well as Edgar Degas, John Singer Sargent, Gustave Caillebotte, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Schumacher was inspired by Jean Cocteau s Beauty and the Beast (1946), where a hallway is lined with arms holding candelabra. The cemetery was based on the Père Lachaise and Montparnasse. Costume designer Alexandra Byrne utilized a limited black, white, gold and silver color palette for the Masquerade ball in spite of the lyrics being sung indicating that it is a multicolored affair in which mauve, puce, green, and black amongst others are on display.
The Phantom of the Opera was released in the United States on 22 December 2004. With a limited release of 622 theaters, it opened at tenth place at the weekend box office, grossing $6.5 million across five days. After expanding to 907 screens on 14 January 2005 the film obtained the 9th spot at the box office, which it retained during its 1,511 screens wide release on 21 January 2005. The total domestic gross was $51.2 million. With a further $107 million earned internationally, The Phantom of the Opera reached a worldwide total of $154.6 million. A few foreign markets were particularly successful, such as Japan, where the film s ¥4.20 billion ($35 million) gross stood as the 6th most successful foreign film and 9th overall of the year. The United Kingdom and South Korea both had over $10 million in receipts, with $17.5 million and $11.9 million, respectively.
Anthony Pratt and Celia Bobak were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Art Direction, as was John Mathieson for Best Cinematography. However, both categories were awarded to The Aviator. Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Charles Hart were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song ( Learn to Be Lonely ) but lost to Al otro lado del río from The Motorcycle Diaries. The song was also nominated for the Golden Globe but it lost to Alfie s Old Habits Die Hard . In the same ceremony, Emmy Rossum was nominated for Best Actress in a Motion Picture Musical or Comedy, losing to Annette Bening in Being Julia. At the Saturn Awards, Rossum won for Best Performance by a Younger Actor, while The Phantom of the Opera was nominated for Best Action/Adventure/Thriller Film and Alexandra Byrne was nominated for Costume Design.
|2004||Academy Awards||Best Art Direction||Anthony Pratt (art director)
Celia Bobak (set decorator)
|Best Cinematography||John Mathieson||Nominated|
|Best Original Song||Andrew Lloyd Webber (composer)
Charles Hart (lyricist)
For the song Learn To Be Lonely
|2004||Golden Globe Awards||Best Musical or Comedy – Motion Picture||The Phantom of the Opera||Nominated|
|Best Actress – Musical or Comedy||Emmy Rossum||Nominated|
|Best Original Song||Andrew Lloyd Webber (music)
Charles Hart (lyrics)
Song: Learn to Be Lonely
The soundtrack of the film was released in two separate CD formats on November 23, 2004 as a two-disc deluxe edition which includes dialogue from the film and a single-disc highlights edition.
The film had its initial North America video release on DVD and VHS on May 3, 2005 followed by its first digital release on HD-DVD on April 18, 2006 and a Blu-ray edition on October 31, 2006.
On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film has an approval rating of 33%, based on reviews from 171 critics, with an average score of 5.01/10. The site s critical consensus reads: The music of the night has hit something of a sour note: critics are calling the screen adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber s popular musical histrionic boring and lacking in both romance and danger. Still, some have praised the film for its sheer spectacle. On Metacritic it has a weighted average score of 40 out of 100 based on 39 reviews, indicating mixed or average reviews . Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of A on an A+ to F scale.
Despite having been impressed with the cast, Jonathan Rosenbaum of the Chicago Reader wrote that Teen romance and operetta-style singing replace the horror elements familiar to film-goers, and director Joel Schumacher obscures any remnants of classy stage spectacle with the same disco overkill he brought to Batman Forever. Stephanie Zacharek of Salon.com believed that Phantom of the Opera takes everything that s wrong with Broadway and puts it on the big screen in a gaudy splat.
In a mixed review for Newsweek, David Ansen praised Rossum s performance, but criticized the filmmakers for their focus on visual design rather than presenting a cohesive storyline. Its kitschy romanticism bored me on Broadway and it bores me here—I may not be the most reliable witness. Still, I can easily imagine a more dashing, charismatic Phantom than Butler s. Rest assured, however, Lloyd Webber s neo-Puccinian songs are reprised and reprised and reprised until you re guaranteed to go out humming. Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly believed Schumacher did not add enough dimension in adapting The Phantom of the Opera. Schumacher, the man who added nipples to Batman s suit, has staged Phantom chastely, as if his job were to adhere the audience to every note .
Roger Ebert, who gave the film three stars out of four, reasoned that part of the pleasure of movie-going is pure spectacle—of just sitting there and looking at great stuff and knowing it looks terrific. There wasn t much Schumacher could have done with the story or the music he was handed, but in the areas over which he held sway, he has triumphed. In contrasting between the popularity of the Broadway musical, Michael Dequina of Film Threat magazine explained that it conjures up this unexplainable spell that leaves audiences sad, sentimental, swooning, smiling—in some way transported and moved. Now, in Schumacher s film, that spell lives on.
|Plot||A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.|
|Awards||Nominated for 3 Oscars, 7 wins & 42 nominations total|
|Writers||Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher|
|Stars||Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson|
|Produced by||Jeff Abberley,Sarah Arnott,Julia Blackman,Keith Cousins,Louise Goodsill,Paul Hitchcock,Ralph Kamp,Andrew Lloyd Webber,Christopher James Mitchell,Eli Richbourg,Austin Shaw|
|Cinematography by||John Mathieson|
|Film Editing by||Terry Rawlings|
|Casting By||David Grindrod|
|Production Design by||Anthony Pratt|
|Art Direction by||John Fenner,Paul Kirby|
|Set Decoration by||Celia Bobak|
|Costume Design by||Alexandra Byrne|
|Makeup Department||Faye Aydin,Tricia Cameron,Sharon Colley,Karen Edwards,Mandy Gold,Jon Henry Gordon,Annabel Hill,Joe Hopker,Sue Ignatius,Suzanne Jansen,Lizzie Lawson,Mai Layton,Sadie Lunn,Waldo Mason,Donald McInnes,Madlen Mierzwiak,Betty Niecy Alexander-Lawson,Natasha Nischol,Lisa Pickering,Katherine Rayner,Jenny Sharpe,Lou Shepherd,Loulia Sheppard,Aaron Sherman,Maralyn Sherman,Jenny Shircore,Matthew Smith,Annie Townsend,Julia Vernon,Xanthia White,Christine Whitney,Colin Wyatt|
|Production Management||Terry Bamber,Ben Broadbridge,David Cain,Lorraine Fennell,Fraser Fennell-Ball,Tim Grover,Dusty Symonds|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||Terry Bamber,David Cain,Chloe Chesterton,David Decio,William Dodds,Tommy Gormley,Adam Jenkins,Jon Jennings,Janine Law,Iain Lawrence,Mark Layton,Eli Richbourg,Eddie Thorne|
|Art Department||Dominic Ackland-Snow,Gill Andrae-Reid,James Anthony,Terry Apsey,Denise Ball,Nicola Barnes,Paul Beeson,Perry Bell,Frank Berlin,Guy Bradley,Neal Callow,Anthony Caron-Delion,Graham Caulfield,Mick Chubbock,Dean Coldham,Ben Collins,Guy Cope,Jim Cornish,James Enright,Gary Fox,Mark Fruin,James Gemmill,Bruce Gordon,Emma Hanson,Steve Harris,Chris Hawkins,Terry Heggarty,Scott Hillier,Jonathan Houlding,Pierre Hugueny,Robert Jackson,Tommy Jolliffe,Stuart Kane,Elizabeth Loach,Emma Lovell,Jim McCallum,Iain McFadyen,Duncan McNeil,Jonathan Moore,Joseph Musso,Gareth Newvell,Russell Oxley,Robert Park,Stephen Pearton,Brian Pegg,Alexander Quick,Tyrone Reed,Quinn Robinson,Amelia Rowcroft,Martin Smeaton,Tony Snook,Adrian Start,Glenn Start,Matthew Start,Gary Stopps,Mark Stowe,Daniel Thompson,David Trice,Stuart Walpole,Michael Weaver,Stewart Western,Jamie White,Ian Whiteford,Terry Whitehouse,Arthur Wicks,Helen Xenopoulos,Dick Budden,Jo Budden,Keith Dyett,Rohan Harris,Francis Poirier|
|Sound Department||Rebecca Anastasi,Paul Apted,Alexander Beddow,Anna Behlmer,Jaya Bishop,Derek Casari,Ed Colyer,Colin Cooper,Tony Dawe,André Dias,Martin Evans,Nick Foley,Pauline Griffiths,Tim Hands,John Hayward,Craig Heath,Jenny Lee Wright,John Mooney,Andy Nelson,Robert Renga,John Rodd,Denis St. Amand,Ted Swanscott,Kevin Tayler,Jack Whittaker,Robin Whittaker,Andrew Caller,José Egea|
|Special Effects by||Barry Best,Nick Bonathan,Paul Brady,Paul Clancy,Keith Dawson,Paul Dimmer,Jody Eltham,Peter Fern,Alexander Gunn,Darrell Guyon,Brenda Hutchinson,Peter Hutchinson,Stephen Hutchinson,Clive R. Kay,Sean Kenrick,David McGeary,Peter Norcliffe,Jody Taylor,Neil Toddy Todd,Steven Warner,Victoria Williams,Gareth Wingrove,Paul Zippo,Benjamin M. Esterson,Matthew Roberts|
|Visual Effects by||Kimberly Adams,Blondel Aidoo,Tim Baxter,Laurent Ben-Mimoun,Glen Bennett,Andrew Bull,Huseyin Caner,Amit Dhawal,Sean Andrew Faden,Peter Godden,Steven Godfrey,José Granell,Venetia Hadley,Yan Hammond,Garry Hedges,Sean Hedges-Quinn,Claas Henke,Grant Hewlett,Antony Hunt,Jen Hutchinson,Allan Torp Jensen,Lorraine Johnson,Simon Johnson,David Jones,Joe Ken,Michael Lori,Gavin McCarron,Nathan McGuinness,James McKeown,Derek Milner,Mitch Mitchell,Ray Moody,Steve Muangman,Peter Pace,Michael Porterfield,Mark P. Renton,Alex Rutherford,Kosta Saric,Jamie Stevenson,Nigel Stone,Greg Stuhl,Bryan Taylor,George Theophanous,Tony Tromp,Zachary Tucker,Jeff Werner,Orlando Delbert,Rob Delicata,Denise Gayle,Duncan Lees,Peter Pace,Robert Stannage|
|Stunts||Lucy Allen,Nina Armstrong,Andy Bennett,Dani Biernat,Stephanie Carey,Marc Cass,Tracey Caudle,Juliette Cheveley,Nick Chopping,Tony Christian,Abbi Collins,George Cottle,David Cronnelly,Zarene Dallas,Vikki Davis,Kelly Dent,Levan Doran,Steve Emerson,Bradley Farmer,Dean Forster,Sarah Franzl,Claire Hayhurst,Jeff Hewitt-Davis,Rowley Irlam,Luke Kearney,Paul Kennington,Theo Kypri,Holly Lumsden,Emma Mac,Tina Maskell,Kim McGarrity,Jo McLaren,Andy Merchant,Peter Miles,Lee Millham,Brian Nickels,Daz Parker,Dinny Powell,Greg Powell,Gordon Seed,Diz Sharpe,Andy Smart,Julian Spencer,Rocky Taylor,Tony Van Silva,Reg Wayment,Nick Wilkinson,Bruce Cain,Bradley Farmer,Rowley Irlam,Paul Kennington,Emma Mac,Mark Mottram|
|Camera and Electrical Department||David Appleby,Alex Bailey,Chas Bain,Chris Bain,Trevor Cairns,Andy Challis,Michael Chambers,Jim Crowther,Laurence Edwards,Paul Edwards,Tobias Eedy,Hayley Ann Farr,Eamonn Fitzgerald,Garry Hedges,Stuart Hendry,Steve Hideg,Daniel Holland,Lewis Hume,Martin Hume,Simon Hume,Clive Jackson,Ed Jones,Nick Kenealy,Martin Kenzie,Chris Knoll,Alan Martin,David Maund,Keith McNamara,Chris Mortley,Phil Murray,James Nesbitt,Shaun O’Dell,Mark Packman,Sam Renton,Gary Romaine,Sean Savage,Andy Siddall,Ross Slater,James Smith-Pryor,James Gilligan,Shaun Mone,David Taylor|
|Casting Department||Vanessa Baker,Brendan Donnison,James Orange|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Anthony Brookman,Emma Brown,Emma Carroll,Melanie Carter,Charlotte Child,Lee Clayton,Richard Cooke,Emily Curtis,Anna-Maria D’Amato,Sally Davis,Sjølander Embroidery,Steve Gell,Yannick Gondran,Julia Knight,Linda Lashley,Sharon Long,Wayne Martin,Leigh Nicol,Peter Paul,Luan Placks,Maija Ross,Jane Spicer,Suzi Turnbull,Wyn Vaughan-Humphreys,Michael Weldon,Dale Wibben,Dominic Young,Kathryn Blight|
|Editorial Department||Steve Farman,Joe Gallagher,Patrick C Miller,William Parnell,Darren Rae,John Stanborough|
|Music Department||Sylvia Addison,Maya Bickel,Richard Bissill,Vincent Cirilli,Tim Clark,Richard Cookson,Chris Cozens,David Cullen,Guy de Villiers,Elena Doria,Andrew Findon,Bob Garrett,Mary Hammond,Stephen Hussey,Skaila Kanga,Simon Lee,Andrew Lloyd Webber,The London Oratory School Schola,Mike Lovatt,Louise Clare Marshall,Yann McCullough,Jake Parker,Michael Parnin,Margaret Preece,Simon Rhodes,Ralph Salmins,Annie Skates,James Spilling,Richard Stilgoe,Jake Walker,Bruce White,Chris Worsey,Nigel Wright|
|Script and Continuity Department||Sally Jones,Aminta Townshend|
|Transportation Department||Brian Hathaway,Terry Wilde|
|Additional Crew||Sophie Aitken,Hannah Alazhar,Caridad Angus,Cate Arbeid,Claire Baker,Samantha Black,Justin Blampied,Anna Cash,Simon Cassels,Aaron Cooley,Graeme Crowther,Libby D’Arcy,Peter Darling,Dennis Davidson,Yvonne Eastmond,Ken Green,Oliver Hazell,Mira Husseini,Nick Jeffries,Vince Jordan,Debbie Kaye,Claire L. Kenny,Kirsty Langsdale,Iain Lawrence,David Leitch,Martin Lovelock,Lidia Lukes,Gillian Lynne,Cameron Mackintosh,Jill McCullough,Tony Meister,Juliet Morris,Debbie Moseley,Nick Moss,Zoe Mylchreest,Lynne Page,Harold Prince,Kathryn Prince,Lisa Radin,Carmela Romero,Amin Soltani,Lisa Stevens,Katharine Tidy,Catherine Tyler,James Weston,David Wilmore,David Zealey,Orlando Delbert|
|Thanks||Emma Adrid,Sarah Arnott,Derek Baldwin,Kristen Blodgette,Kazuko Cowley,Pippa Davidson,Wright Deana,Pascal Degove,Tamzin Denny,Graham Easton,Carrie Edwards,Bernadette Farrell,David Franks,Jorge Gallegos,Peter Gelb,Antony Gostyn,Nigel Green,Lynn Griffiths,Candice Gubbay,Matthew Hampton,Chris Hanson,Sam Harrop,Robin Hilton,Ruth Hoges,Mira Husseini,Victoria King,Charity Lomax,Michael Maxtone-Smith,Michael Orland,Richard Philipps,Veronica Richardson,Edwige Rollin,Jeff Sharp,Alison Shaw,James Shirras,Celeste Simone,Pam Slater,Paul Stevens,Laura Tatton,Ben Thomas,Kara Walters,Rachel Woodeson,David Zippel|
|Genres||Drama, Musical, Romance|
|Companies||Warner Bros., Odyssey Entertainment, Really Useful Films|