And Almost Starring

Episode 79 - The Phantom of the Opera

May 31, 2022

On this week’s show, we’re looking at everyone almost cast in the 2004 film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera! Which pop singer desperately wanted to play the Phantom? Which Oscar-winning musical star was offered Christine but had to turn it down due to scheduling conflicts? And why did they give Raoul a Wes Anderson wig?? Also – Jeff and Amy Jo break down their varied experiences with the musical which for a young Jeff nearly involved Rosie O’Donnell!


The Phantom of the Opera stars Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Patrick Wilson, Miranda Richardson, Ciarán Hinds, Simon Callow, Jennifer Ellison, and Minnie Driver; directed by Joel Schumacher


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