One of the most legendary love stories of our time takes audiences into the mystical, beautiful world of the phantom. The musical is based on the 1911 novel by Frenchman Gaston Leroux, which has also been made into a film several times. This unique production revives a piece of musical history that captivates visitors with its distinctive combination of drama, passion and romance. Take the chance to experience Andrew Lloyd Webber's famous musical adaptation of this literary classic. The Phantom of the Opera, a dreamlike fairy tale and the longest established musical on Broadway, is quite simply a must-see!
Eerie incidents shake the stately old Paris opera house: a phantom is said to be causing mischief in the dark catacombs of the building! Cleverly, it hides from people and yet it affects stage action. Thanks to the phantom’s help, singer Christine Daaé becomes the star of the ensemble. She becomes the phantom’s muse, as only her voice lives up to his idea of music and fits his self-composed pieces. The jealous phantom kidnaps Christine and holds her captive in the catacombs beneath the opera, where she is only supposed to sing for him. Christine’s fiancé Raoul sets out to try to find her, and soon has to fight for the love of his life. The Phantom of the Opera is a musical infused with great mysterious moments which seems authentic and incredibly close.
The Phantom of the Opera celebrated 30 years on Broadway in 2018 and therefore made a piece of musical history. The musical has been staged in 27 countries worldwide and seen by more than 150 million spectators. In addition, the musical The Phantom of the Opera received 50 international awards, making it the most successful musical of all time. In addition to the dynamic, tense story, the musical impresses with imposing set pieces, elaborate costumes and the world-renowned melodies of Andrew Lloyd Webber. The Phantom of the Opera has long been established as a Broadway classic. The world premiere took place in 1986 in London and the production has since been showcased in over 150 cities worldwide. Its first Broadway show premiered in 1988, which makes it the longest played musical on Broadway.
Music & Cast
The musical score of Phantom of the Opera holds a wealth of elegance and reflects the story’s central theme of love. One of the musical’s most distinguishing features is the use of its refined melodies use to represent drama, passion and romance. The audience is thrilled by the music’s emotion and gets pulled in the story line by songs such as “Overture,” “Think of Me,” “Angel of Music” and “Prologue.” Andrew Lloyd Webber offers the audience a flawless story line and the music adds the perfect complement, keeping viewers entertained and leaving them wanting to come back for more.
The Phantom of the Opera premiered at Her Majesty's Theatre in London October 9, 1986. Currently, it stars Michael Crawford as the Phantom, Sarah Brightman as Christine and Steve Barton as Raoul, Christine's other admirer and later fiancée. Sarah Brightman, whose talent is exceptional started her career early in life, and it came as no surprise that she received a leading role in the premiere of Cats. What is quite surprising is her marriage to Andrew Lloyd Webber. Webber, who recognized the potential in her voice pushed Brightman into the classical-meets-pop area. She has been known for duets with Placido Domingo and Andrea Bocelli. She was also the star of Webber's Phantom of The Opera and made a name for herself worldwide with her soprano voice as a musical performer.
Besides composing The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber is the creator of the world-famous musicals Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sunset Boulevard. In December 2015, his stage version of the film School of Rock premiered at the Winter Garden Theatre on Broadway. In addition to his own work, Andrew Lloyd Webber has produced numerous other shows and plays, including the Olivier Award-winning comedy Daisy Pulls It Off. As a composer, he received countless awards, including seven Tony Awards, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, an Oscar, two international Emmys, the Premium Imperial, the Richard Rodgers Award for Excellence in Musical Theatre, the Kennedy Center Honors Award, as well as honorary membership of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers. He also received a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Classical Composition for REQUIEM.
With more than 150 million visitors worldwide and over 50 international awards, The Phantom of the Opera is hailed as the most successful musical in the world. Thirty years ago, The Phantom of the Opera debuted on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. The masterpiece, with imposing set pieces, ostentatious, detail-loving costumes and the world-renowned melodies of Andrew Lloyd Webber, is an unparalleled theatrical experience. The fact that this musical is still playing on Broadway decade after decade is proof that theater-lovers and critics alike adore its powerful story, packing the house night after night. The show garnered much hype as critics heralded the opening of The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway for months leading up to the big event. The Daily News stated in 1988 “Phantom of the Opera is fun and visually impressive”. The New York Post kept it short and simply and referred to the musical by one word: “Phantastic.”
Where To Watch
Home of the Broadway musical The Phantom of the Opera, the Majestic Theatre, which is one of the largest Broadway Theater was build in 1927as part of a three theater complex. The theatre has accommodated The Phantom of the Opera since it opened on January 26, 1988. With over 13,000 performances, which is currently the longest-running production in Broadway history. The Theater , which was build in 1927 that holds 1,681 seats. The Theatre is open Tuesday through Sunday with a day off on Monday. The musical can also be seen on tour in various cities from coast to coast.
Magnificent costumes, versatile set design and a distinctive combination of drama, passion and romance - The Phantom of the Opera captivates its visitors scene after scene. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most renowned creation, based on a popular French novel, is the longest-running musical on Broadway. This legendary spectacle is a MUST SEE!! Don’t wait too long and get your Broadway tickets today. Those who have already seen the most popular show on Broadway know the musical will pull you right in. After thirty years the demand for Phantom of the Opera Tickets is higher than ever.
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