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The 1988 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical features the work of Andrew Lloyd Webber and is the longest-running show in Broadway history.
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.
ORIGINAL PREVIEWS: Jan 9, 1988
ORIGINAL OPENING: Jan 26, 1988
RE-OPENING: Oct 22, 2021
2 hours and 30 minutes (1 Intermission)
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
Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Michael Crawford
Outstanding Director of a Musical
Outstanding Costume Design
Outstanding Lighting Design
Outstanding Set Design
Outstanding Actress in a Musical - Sarah Brightman
Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical - Judy Kaye