Ahead of an legendary musical’s closure, the location that served as its first story’s placing is opening alone to right away stays.
As Broadway’s longest-running clearly show, “The Phantom of the Opera,” prepares for its ultimate curtain drop in New York Town afterwards this 12 months, the Paris area that the 1910 Gaston Leroux novel is dependent on is inviting company to continue to be there for the initially time at any time.
For the one particular-night-only situation, the Palais Garnier Opera is transforming its Box of Honor into a “majestic bedroom” to rest in when friends are performed exploring the legendary building’s halls, like the genuine underground lake, the place the story’s Phantom lives. The fantastic-granddaughter of the author — whose tale of a deformed composer haunting the opera household and slipping in really like with the younger soprano, Christine, has entertained Broadway audiences for 35 a long time — will host the function.
“My good-grandfather’s traditional story has motivated so many individuals through the decades,” said Véronique Leroux. “This is the perfect time to honor him and welcome ‘phans’ to the famed environment of his considerably-liked novel for a once-in-a-life span keep.”
Right before starting its history-breaking Broadway operate, the Andrew Lloyd Webber-soundtracked musical was 1st skilled in 1986 in London. It has because been enjoyed by far more than 145 million people today in 183 towns in 17 languages. It is even won a stock of Tonys and 4 Olivier awards.
Apps for the overnight lodging will be deemed on a initially-appear, initially-provide foundation on Wednesday, March 1 beginning at noon Eastern Normal Time, when phans can utilize via Airbnb’s web page. The stay itself will transpire on Sunday, July 16 and price tag $39.
In addition to getting in a position to have the exceptional place to them selves for the night, friends will also get pleasure from a private ballet initiation from a Opera de Paris Ballet dancer, an exclusive recital from the Paris Opera Academy, as well as dinner in the Lobby de La Dance — the historic rehearsal space at the rear of the stage.