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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera

by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe

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The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera




The 1988 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber and is the longest-running show in Broadway history.


Story:

It is 1881, and the backdrop in the notoriously haunted Opéra Populaire has just mysteriously fallen during rehearsal, frightening the star performer from continuing with the show and forcing young Christine to be recast in the role. After opening the production, the Phantom abducts Christine and brings her to his lair and reveals his love for her. When the Phantom discovers that Christine is already in love with Raoul, he vows to destroy him - a promise that leads both him and Christine to a dramatic discovery of the true power of music and love.


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THEATRE

Majestic Theatre
247 W. 44th St.
New York, NY

Info and Directions

Schedule
MONDAY
8 PM
TUESDAY
7 PM
WEDNESDAY
2 and 8 PM
THURSDAY
8 PM
FRIDAY
8 PM
SATURDAY
2 and 8 PM
SUNDAY
Dark

Important Dates
PREVIEWS: Jan 9, 1988
OPENING: Jan 26, 1988


Run Time
2 hours and 30 minutes (1 Intermission)


NOTE: Most shows have special holiday dates and times. Check the official website for more information.

Composer

Composer and Librettist
Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyricist

Lyricist
Charles Hart

Librettist

Librettist
Richard Stilgoe



  • Premiere
  • 2004 Film
  • 2011 TV

Broadway Premiere

Theatre
Majestic Theatre
Opening Night
Jan 26, 1988
Original Cast
Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford, Steve Barton, Patti Cohenour, Cris Groenendaal, Elisa Heinsohn, Judy Kaye, Leila Martin, David Romano, Nicholas Wyman, Jeff Keller, Peter Kevoian, Barry McNabb, Beth McVey, Richard Warren Pugh, Philip Steele, Kenneth H. Waller
Director
Harold Prince
Choreographer
Gillian Lynne
Producer
Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Musical Director
David Caddick
Orchestrations
David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Scenic Design
Maria Björnson
Costume Design
Maria Björnson
Lighting Design
Andrew Bridge

2004 Film Version

Movie Name
The Phantom of the Opera
Type
Hollywood Musical
Director
Joel Schumacher
Screenplay
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Joel Schumacher
Starring
Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, Patrick Wilson

2011 TV Version

Movie Name
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall
Type
Filmed Live on Stage
Director
Nick Morris, Laurence Connor
Starring
Ramin Karimloo, Sierra Boggess, Hadley Fraser






CDs

CD
Original London Cast Album

CD
Original London Highlights Cast Album


Sheetmusic

Sheetmusic
Vocal Selections


Videos

DVD
Original Hollywood Version DVD

Blu-Ray
Original Hollywood Version Blu-Ray

DVD
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall DVD

Blu-Ray
The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall Blu-Ray


Other

Merchandise




1988 Tony Award Nominations

Best Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Actor in a Musical - Michael Crawford
Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Judy Kaye
Best Scenic Design
Best Costume Design
Best Lighting Design
Best Book of a Musical
Best Original Score
Best Choreography

1988 Drama Desk Award Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Michael Crawford
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Orchestration
Outstanding Music
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Musical
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Sarah Brightman
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Judy Kaye
Outstanding Choreography

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