The Phantom of the Opera

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Tickets are on sale now to see The Phantom of the Opera - the longest-running show in Broadway history - at the Majestic Theatre in New York City!

The Broadway premiere began previews on January 9, 1988, officially opening on January 26, and “The Music of the Night” continues to entice crowds to the musical spectacle eight shows a week in the heart of NYC.

The winner of seven Tonys, including the 1988 award for “Best Musical,” Phantom is widely considered as the most iconic piece of work from composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose hits also include Sunset BoulevardJesus Christ SuperstarCatsJoseph and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and many more. Accompanying Webber’s timeless score are lyrics by Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe and a book by Stilgoe & Webber that tell the story of the treacherous love triangle as the Phantom and childhood sweetheart Raoul lock horns and battle for the affections of rising star of the Paris Opera - Christine Daaé.

Directed by Hal Prince and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, the production boasts a plethora of iconic images and instances, topped off by the infamous crashing chandelier from the roof of the auditorium. The splendorous dance sequence that is “Masquerade”, the descension into the Phantom’s underground lair during the title song, and the romantic, rooftop ballad of “All I Ask of You” have all become synonymous with the standard-bearers of musical theatre. And all the while, Webber’s melody motifs infectiously repeat themselves until your mind surrenders to the tunes of “Angel of Music”, “Think of Me”, and “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”.

A film adaptation, produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber and directed by Joel Schumacher, was released in December 2004. It starred Gerard Butler in the title role and was nominated for three Academy Awards (“Best Art Direction”, “Best Cinematography”, and “Best Original Song” for the new track entitled “Learn to Be Lonely”).

The Phantom of the Opera is a must-see for anyone new to the theatre or for those interested in the history of musical theatre. It is also typically favored as a great “Date Night” destination and, despite its late 1980s production values, it has undeniably stood the test of time in the face of its much younger competitors.

(Photos by Matthew Murphy)

Running time: 
2hrs 30mins (including 1 intermission)
22 images
About The Phantom of the Opera:

A hideously deformed Phantom lurks beneath the stage of the Paris Opera, exercising a reign of terror over its occupants. The Phantom falls in love with the young Soprano devoting himself to creating a new star for the Opera by nurturing her extraordinary talents and employing all the skills at his disposal.

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe, with a Book by Richard Stilgoe & Andrew Lloyd Webber
Cameron Mackintosh & The Really Useful Theatre Company, Inc
Harold Prince
Andrew Bridge
Mick Potter, based on original sound design by Martin Levan
Maria Bjornso
Gillian Lynne
Maria Bjornso
Cast list:
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), Maree Johnson (as Madme Giry), Carlton Moe (as Piangi), Kelsey Connolly (as Meg Giry), and Eryn LeCroy (as alternate Christine Daaé)
The Phantom of the Opera Performance Dates & Times
Previews from: 
January 9, 1988
Opening date: 
January 26, 1988

Performance schedules for all shows are subject to change.

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Majestic Theatre

245 West 44th Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10036
Nearest subway station:
42nd Street - Port Authority Bus Terminal Station

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