The longest-jogging Broadway display of all time, The Phantom of the Opera will play its ultimate New York general performance at The Majestic Theatre now, Sunday, April 16 at 5PM, just after a history-breaking 35 yrs and 13,981 performances to 20 million individuals.
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As considerably a aspect of the metropolis landscape as the Empire Point out Building and the Statue of Liberty, The Phantom of the Opera has extended been a New York Town landmark. Greatly deemed a person of the most gorgeous and amazing productions in heritage, the blockbuster phenomenon set the bar with its lavish sets and costumes, big cast and Broadway’s premier orchestra – a fantastic match for its sumptuous score and classic appreciate story. Final Fall’s closing announcement immediately resulted in bought out performances and traces all-around the block of The Majestic Theatre, in progress of the final general performance, which will be its colossal 13,981st.
When Broadway prepares to bid farewell, The Phantom of the Opera continues to play all around the earth. The flagship London generation, which celebrated its 36th anniversary on Oct 9, continues to enjoy stronger than ever put up-Covid, with no stop in sight. PHANTOM is also currently playing in Japan, Greece and Sweden, and has productions opening this thirty day period in South Korea and Prague, as nicely as its extremely expected premiere in Italy this July. Cameron Mackintosh’s other reimagined manufacturing of The Phantom of the Opera has damaged box business documents throughout the British isles and the U.S., most recently at the Sydney Opera Dwelling in Australia, and will open in Vienna in 2024.
The to start with Mandarin language edition of PHANTOM, introduced by SMG Reside, with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Genuinely Practical Team and Troika Enjoyment and based mostly on the primary manufacturing, will open up in China at the Shanghai Grand Theatre in May possibly 2023, which will be adopted by a significant-scale tour of China. Andrew Lloyd Webber has also developed a new joint undertaking with Antonio Banderas to produce new, large quality Spanish language productions for Hispanic audiences, with a new creation of The Phantom of the Opera set to open in Spain soon. In 2023, PHANTOM will be taking part in across a whole of 15 international locations, in 8 languages and 4 continents.
The New York creation at this time stars Ben Crawford as ‘The Phantom,’ Emilie Kouatchou as ‘Christine,’ Paul Adam Schaefer as ‘Raoul’ (John Riddle returns to the role on April 3), 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’ and Sara Esty as ‘Meg Giry.’ At specified performances, Julia Udine performs the job of ‘Christine.’
The Ensemble attributes Giselle O. Alvarez, Polly Baird, Janinah Burnett, Xiaoxiao Cao, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, David Michael Garry, Chris Georgetti, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Satomi Hofmann, Ayaka Kamei, Ted Keegan, Kfir, Kelly Loughran, Scott Mikita, Greg Mills, Trista Moldovan, Justin Peck, Richard Poole, Lindsay Roberts, Janet Saia, Paul Adam Schaefer, Carly Blake Sebouhian, Jeremy Stolle, Carrington Vilmont, Jim Weitzer, Elizabeth Welch and Erica Wong.
The PHANTOM Orchestra – Broadway’s biggest, with 27 customers – performs beneath the musical supervision of David Caddick.
PHANTOM currently performs Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings at 8pm and Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm. Ticket rates vary from $29-$169, with Quality tickets also out there.
Broadway’s blockbuster phenomenon, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera, directed by the late Harold Prince, is just one of the world’s all-time most successful entertainment qualities. Generated by Cameron Mackintosh and The Genuinely Beneficial Group, The Phantom of the Opera has been the longest-functioning clearly show in Broadway heritage for well more than a 10 years, and its astounding longevity in New York and all over the planet is unparalleled.
Considering the fact that opening on January 26, 1988, the New York production has performed an unheard of approximately 14,000 performances to more than 20 million folks at The Majestic Theatre (245 West 44th Avenue). Following the field-large shut down owing to the Covid pandemic, the Broadway output reopened on Oct 22, 2021 with an outdoor block party that produced headlines all around the earth.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s intimate, haunting and soaring rating features “The Audio of the Evening,” “All I Question of You,” “Wishing You Were being Somehow Listed here All over again,” “Masquerade” and the legendary title music. It tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius recognised only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of The Paris Opera Property. Mesmerized by the abilities and attractiveness of the youthful soprano Christine, The Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in adore with her. Unaware of Christine’s like for Raoul, The Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a remarkable flip of gatherings the place jealousy, insanity and passions collide.
Centered on the basic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera, has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart with extra lyrics by Richard Stilgoe and e book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is directed by the late Harold Prince. Musical staging and choreography is by the late Gillian Lynne. The Phantom of the Opera has output design by the late Maria Björnson®, lights by Andrew Bridge and sound by Mick Potter with initial sound by Martin Levan. Musical supervision and direction is by David Caddick and orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Through its New York run, PHANTOM shattered each and every possible report for advance sales, capitalization, complete gross, total attendance and longevity. It grew to become the longest-jogging present in Broadway record on January 9, 2006 – when it surpassed the virtually 18-yr run of Cats – one more Andrew Llyod Webber musical, also manufactured by Cameron Mackintosh -and has due to the fact virtually doubled that determine. The generation has grossed a staggering $1.3 billion. In fact, PHANTOM has been the largest one generator of revenue and work opportunities in Broadway and U.S. theatrical historical past. In the New York production alone, an estimated 6,500 people today (including 450 actors) have been employed through its a lot more than 3 decades operate.
The musical also modified the landscape for touring throughout the nation – inspiring the renovation of theaters and opera residences throughout the state to property it and revitalizing the economies of a great number of U.S. towns. The 3 first U.S. nationwide excursions mixed grossed about $1.5 billion, playing 216 engagements in 77 towns for an unprecedented complete of 36.5 a long time and about 14,500 performances to 31 million people today – making it the most effective and continually-touring present in U.S. record.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has played to more than 145 million persons in 41 nations and 183 towns in 17 languages. The musical has celebrated above 30 years on each sides of the Atlantic, and has received about 70 key theater awards, which include 7 Tony Awards and 4 Olivier Awards.
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Final Solid, Crew, Orchestra, & Staff members of Broadway’s Phantom of The Opera