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Dear friends! Congratulations with the first day of Spring! And it doesn't matter that there will be more snowing, and cold. Spring has already came, and it brings us special mood and unparalleled luxury waiting of a miracle, foretaste of something new, relief of hard winter months.

Today we bring you two little presents — two TV shows. In Toch-v-Toch project (exactly to a T) Gleb Matveychuk presented duet from 2004 movie. Yes, the same singer in two roles, he sang duet with himself. How was it, read on the special page.

And Good Morning America in December congratulated Andrew Lloyd Webber with the fact that three of his shows are at the same time on Broadway — and did it in original manner. More information is on the special page.

Congratulations with the most romantic day — St. Valentines! We wish all the lovers to be happy and the rest of the world — to fall in love (mutual of course!).

Here, on this site, we have a very special tradition for this day. We publish 18+ updates — for adults only. And today we present you a book with pompous name — 100 Romantic Lovemaking Positions Secret Erotic Photo Gallery and Sex Diary of The Phantom of the Opera: Raoul, Vicomte Chagny, Christine Daae & Phantom Love Scenes Nude-Nude Art Photos, by B. Free. What is this and why it is here, you can read about it on the special page.

And now we suggest you to know more about two books of The Adam & Eve Series by Paul Preston. This is, of course, a nickname. There are three books is this series, so why we present you only two of them, and what Joseph Buquet is doing here — you can read on the special page. You will discover the story of Philipp and three his women, for whom he is both the Phantom and the Beast.

Let's prolong the joy of Birthday Party! Today we watch Studio C sketch show — The Phantom of the Opera's Girl Problems. On the special page you will read information about Studio C participants and watch this episode.

Today is our site's 12th Birthday! Our crew send you big and warm greetings, hug all of you and each in person and promise to work hard!

Today we prepared for you not a usual book. It is available in gift shop of Grand Opera. And that is not by an accident. The main heroine is Meg Giry! And the plot is set in Gran Opera itself! Yes, it is a children adaptation, but not a simple one. It contains CD with additional music. And here we have all we love in Phantom of the Opera story. Carlotta's toad, mysterious Siren, and, of course, a boy in a Red Hat... And if you don't understand where does the red hat concerns the Phantom — welcome to the special page of Le Fantôme de l'Opéra! Here you will see information and great pictures.

Dear friends! Congratulate all of you who celebrate Christmas today! We wish you love, kindness and warmth!

Today as usual we've got an update in Beauty and the Beast section. Christmas is a family holiday, so let's celebrate it with good old anime of 1988. We will watch one of episodes in Grimm Masterpiece Theater series (Japan) which is called Tale of Winter Garden and Summer Garden. Jn the special page you will find synopsis, screenshots and also you can watch this episode online.

And one more interesting version of Beauty and the Beast tale: German-Austrian production. Here you will find charming episode set in library where the Beast read his own poetry to Beauty. On the page about this film you will find full information, screenshots and synopsis.

And the cherry on top — Winter Rose, a romance novel. Its main character is a shallow-minded person, and, you know, her love interest not the Beast... Well, you can read synopsis and find out more.

12/31/2016 — 01/01/2017
Dear friends! We congratulate you with the New Year! Year of 2016 had gone, and it had its bads and goods, it was sad and funny, full of good and bad news. We wish all of you that new 2017 year to bring you joy, health, happiness. And of course — a lot of interesting and Phantom-ish! We thank you that you were with us the last year. Believe us, you support is an invaluable help to us!

With this update we are going to bring to a close all incompletes of past years. And today we start with Jennifer Linforth trilogy. As you can remember (or not) this writer published three books in Madrigal series. On the special page we will tell you about the last book in series, Rondo. Attention! Spoilers alert! As usual! Also we updated the page about Linforth who changed her nickname.

Also we finally share with you synopsis of crime mystery of 1988 year, no joke! Phantom of the Soap Opera is a story which has a little with the Phantom of the Opera itself. But in general it is pretty little old school crime mystery.

And as a dessert — New Year, you know, celebration, masquerade… — we present you a very special page. Here you can find the Phantom masks. We mean, masks of Erik, according to the original Gaston Leroux novel. We tell you all.

Happy New Year!

Dear friends! Congratulation to all of you who celebrate Christmas today! We wish you all the joy and cheering!

Old good tradition of our site is on Christmas to immerse oneself in the atmosphere of Beauty and the Beast fairytale. Especially we are pleased to update our site shortly before a new movie based on Disney animated film to be released. Today we suggest you to read an essay. Why it is widely accepted that the Phantom of the Opera is based on the story about Beauty who felt in love with the Beast? We try to answer this question in this essay.

After long absence of any news, now we've got information about French version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's the Phantom of the Opera. This Friday Stage Entertainment France and Mogador Theatre administration officially announced about project closing. The Phantom of the Opera will be replaced by Grease.

Magnitude of accident when props and costumes were damaged is still unknown, so we Phantom fans have a hope that in year or two we will hear the musical in French. We hope sincerely it will be true.

Dear friends! Today is not JUST a birthday of the most famous stage version of the Phantom of the Opera. Today is its milestone birthday! Magnifical date, 30 years! We believe this triumphant march is continuing, lots of anniversaries and records are in the future. And today let's remember how it all started.

This is about The first year backstage Her Majesty's Theatre London 1986-1987 by Marcus Tylor. He was full-time photographer of Her Majesty Theatre and personal assistant of Steve Barton when the Phantom of the Opera was presented to the audience. In his book Taylor published rare backstage pictures during the first year of production. We updated information and added Laruno's review of the new edition of this book.

Also we continue to publish information about Russian stage version. Now we completed the page with video. Here you can watch promotional clips, footage, interviews and mass media reports. Also there are videos made by artists backstage.

As a bolt from the blue, sad news came from Paris. In less than three weeks the Phantom of the Opera — the first time in France! — is scheduled. The fire started in basement, so props and costumes (some of them had been taken from Moscow production after its closing in April) were damaged. One of firemen was slightly injured, no more injuries.

Damage is to be judged. But it is clear that repair works will take a long period. French office of Stage Entertainment said it in short that the premier night was postponed until next year, no dates specified.

Today we continue to post materials about Russian stage version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera. After the closing night the official site of the show was also closed. So now it is our responsibility to collect and save all materials more or less related to Russian Phantom of the Opera. So in future still many updates are awaiting for you.

Today we renovated and fully updated the special page about Russian cast included all updates from the second season. Also we suggest you to read about the famous Broadway producer and director Harold Prince's visit to Moscow on the special page. And more, review page is also updated with the most interesting comments about the second season.

Not by the Phantom alone... in other word, today we suggest you to think of other works by Gaston Leroux. Two summer months are gone, August has come, but many more sunny days await us, and we can spend them with a book written by our favorite writer. Leroux wrote a lot of books in different genres, like crime stories, fantasies, spy novels, reports, articles and theatre plays... Today we revised full list of his works and added books translated into Russian. So here we are — full bibliography.

But wait a minute! How about well-known Wax Museum? And The real Opera Ghost? I'm sure they were here! Answers to these question you will find on the special page with reader comments. You will find some interesting facts you never knew.

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