I got this announcement from my pal Isabel the other day and thought I'd pass it along to you:
We are thrilled to announce that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Broadway's longest-running show, is celebrating its 25th Anniversary this January! Since PHANTOM has such incredible Phans, we are running an online 25th Anniversary PHAN Loyalty Sweepstakes to show our appreciation.
100 lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to the Anniversary performance, and two grand prize winners, in addition to the performance, will also receive additional passes to the exclusive post-performance party, as well as a one-night stay at the Algonquin Hotel (Exclusive official Hotel Sweepstakes Partner) and air transportation from American Airlines (Exclusive Official Airline Sweepstakes Partner) for two during the weekend of the event.
The cast of PHANTOM recorded a video with a special message on how to enter for a chance to win:
PHANS can enter directly through or Facebook page Sweepstakes tab or through this link (here).
Assuming we didn't all perish this morning in a Mayan apocalypse (I wrote this yesterday, so somebody let me know how it turned out), it sounds like a pretty sweet deal for one lucky winner.
Named for Katie-Bar-The-Door, the Katies are "alternate Oscars"—who should have been nominated, who should have won—but really they're just an excuse to write a history of the movies from the Silent Era to the present day.
To see a list of nominees and winners as well as links to my essays about them, click here.
Remember: There are no wrong answers, only movies you haven't seen yet.
The Silent Oscars
And don't forget to check out the Silent Oscars—my year-by-year choices for best picture, director and all four acting categories for the pre-Oscar years, 1902-1927.
Look at me—Joe College, with a touch of arthritis. Are my eyes really brown? Uh, no, they're green. Would we have the nerve to dive into the icy water and save a person from drowning? That's a key question. I, of course, can't swim, so I never have to face it. Say, haven't you anything better to do than to keep popping in here early every morning and asking a lot of fool questions?