"It's hard to think of living in a world where Phantom isn't playing at the Majestic Theatre." So said Broadway actress Sierra Boggess soon after The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history, announced its closing after 35 years. Her sentiment isn't unique. The closing news immediately multiplied ticket demand from die-hard "phans" and casual theatregoers alike — those who assumed Phantom would always be around and now have a deadline to check it off their bucket lists....
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The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway's longest-running show, having run for nearly 35 years. But after a historic, record-setting run, this Broadway institution closes in February 2023. Get The Phantom of the Opera tickets now.
The Phantom of the Opera musical continues to entice crowds with the music of the night at the Majestic Theatre. It's considered the most iconic piece of work from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, with Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe also creating the musical. Moreover, The Phantom of the Opera in New York is the longest-running musical in Broadway history, having played the Majestic since 1988. It became the first musical ever to play 10,000 Broadway performances in 2012.
What is The Phantom of the Opera about?
Based on a 1910 Gothic horror novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway tells of the treacherous love triangle centered on Christine Daaé, the rising star at the Paris Opera. The Phantom, a mysterious man who dwells in the opera house's underground and hides a hideous deformity behind a mask, battles with Christine's childhood sweetheart Raoul for Christine's affections. The production boasts a plethora of iconic moments, most notably the infamous chandelier that crashes down from the ceiling of the auditorium. There's also the splendorous dance sequence "Masquerade," the descent into the Phantom's underground lair during the title song, and the romantic rooftop ballad "All I Ask of You."
The musical had its world premiere in London in 1986, winning the Olivier Award for Best Musical. When The Phantom of the Opera transferred to Broadway in 1988, the show won Best Musical that year at the Tonys, too, in addition to six other awards. It has been performed in dozens of countries worldwide.
A film adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera was released in December 2004, starring Gerard Butler in the title role. But the original musical is a Broadway must-see, as it has made countless audiences fall in love with the visual and aural grandeur of Broadway with costumes, songs, choreography, and more that are unmatched in splendor.
How long is The Phantom of the Opera?
The Phantom of the Opera runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission. This is about the average runtime for a Broadway show.
When is The Phantom of the Opera closing?
The Phantom of the Opera is set to close on April 16, 2023.
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2hr 30min (incl. intermission).
January 9th, 1988
April 16th, 2023
October 22nd, 2021
February 18th, 2023
January 9th, 1988
Children under 4 are not permitted in the theatre.
Cast and creative
By: Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe, with a Book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber
Director: Harold Prince
Producer: Cameron Mackintosh & The Really Useful Theatre Company, Inc
Cast list: Ben Crawford (as The Phantom), Emilie Kouatchou (as Christine Daaé), Julia Udine (as Christine alternate), John Riddle (as Raoul), Nehal Joshi (as Monsieur André), Craig Bennett (as Monsieur Firmin), Raquel Suarez Groen (as Carlotta Giudicelli), Maree Johnson (as Madame Giry), Carlton Moe (as Ubaldo Piangi), Sara Esty (as Meg Giry)
Design: Maria Bjornson
Lighting: Andrew Bridge
Costume: Maria Bjornson
Choreography: Gillian Lynne
Sound: Mick Potter, based on original sound design by Martin Levan
Latest The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway News & Features
There's more time to hear the music of the night! The Phantom of the Opera has extended on Broadway for an additional eight weeks. Originally set to close on February 18, Broadway's longest-running show will now run at the Majestic Theatre through April 16. The Phantom of the Opera centers on Christine, an ingenue at the Paris Opera House who finds herself caught in a love triangle between her childhood sweetheart Raoul and her music teacher, the mysterious and obsessive Phantom. The show...
UPDATE: The Phantom of the Opera has extended by eight weeks and will now close on April 16. The music of the night will no longer play. Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is set to end its Broadway run at the Majestic Theatre. The musical's final performance is set for February 18, 2023, shortly after its 35th anniversary on Broadway on January 26.The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in Broadway history, but even after closing, it will maintain its record for a...
He's here, the phantom of the opera...and he's been haunting Broadway since 1988. The Phantom of the Opera, by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe, is the longest-running Broadway show of all time. This musical has appealed to theatregoers for over three decades, but after a record-breaking run that will go down in history, the music of the night will soon play for the last time when the show closes in February 2023.The Phantom of the Opera is part romance, part Gothic...
Broadway has a new angel of music! Emilie Kouatchou, who has been the Christine Daaé alternate since The Phantom of the Opera reopened in October, will assume the role full-time from Meghan Picerno. Picerno will play her final performance January 23 and Kouatchou will begin on January 26, the 34th anniversary of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway.Kouatchou is making her Broadway debut in the role. In October, she also became the first Black actress to play Christine Daaé on Broadway, and now...
They'll be singing the music of the night! The full reopening cast of The Phantom of the Opera has been announced, with multiple actors performing in the show as of March 2020 returning to their roles. Returning principal cast members include Ben Crawford as The Phantom, Meghan Picerno as Christine Daaé, John Riddle as Raoul, Bradley Dean as Monsieur André, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Raquel Suarez Groen as Carlotta Giudicelli, Maree Johnson as Madame Giry, and Carlton Moe as Ubaldo...
Following the news that Broadway theatres can reopen at full capacity from Sept. 14, 2021, productions are beginning to confirm when they'll resume performances. The Phantom of the Opera will return to the Majestic Theatre from Oct. 22, 2021, continuing its run as the longest-running Broadway musical of all time.The Phantom of the Opera tickets will be on sale soon. Performance dates and a performance schedule are to be released.The Phantom of the Opera is the first show that was shut down by...
Firstly, a Happy Halloween to all our readers and all you Broadway fanatics out there from everyone here at the New York Theatre Guide! And whilst Beetlejuice continues to rule the Netherworld, Elphaba continues to defy gravity in Wicked, and Lord Voldemort continues to chill spines in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, there is one theatrical role so connected to the dark side that it has outlasted them all. Of course, we're referring to The Phantom - the crown jewel of Andrew Lloyd Webber's...
The Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history, welcomes a new leading lady to its company at the Majestic Theatre tonight. As previously reported, Meghan Picerno assumes the role of Christine Daaé tonight, succeeding Kaley Ann Voorhees, who played her final performance on October 13.Ms. Picerno, who makes her Broadway debut tonight, has previously starred in the celebrated world tour of the musical, and also originated the role of Christine...
Broadway's longest-running show of all time The Phantom of the Opera is set to reach a monumental milestone in January and will celebrate its 30th Anniversary on the Great White Way. The New York production will have grossed over $1.1 billion at the box office and will have played 12,500 performances to 18 million people at the Majestic Theatre when the musical enters its fourth decade on Broadway. The 30th Anniversary celebration will be held on Wednesday, January 24, 2018.Producers Cameron...
Sierra Boggess assumes the lead female role of 'Christine Daae' on 21 Jan 2013 in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history. Boggess, who is assuming the role from Marni Raab, is joining the cast just in time for the show's 25th anniversary which the production will celebrate on 26 Jan 2013. Boggess has been specifically chosen by the creative team to join the cast in time for the production becoming the first Broadway show ever to celebrate...