Phantom of the Opera



Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the French novel Le Fantome me de l’Opera by Gaston Leroux. The music was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and most lyrics were written by Charles Hart. Additional lyrics were written by Richard Stilgoe. The Phantom of the Opera opened in the West End in 1986, and on Broadway in 1988. It is the longest-running musical in Broadway history, the second-longest-running West End musical, and arguably the world’s most financially successful single entertainment project to date after Disney’s The Lion King. Phantom won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical, and Michael Crawford won the 1986 Olivier and 1988 Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical. The show has been seen in 149 cities in 25 countries, and has played to over 100 million people. With total worldwide box office receipts of over £3.5bn ($5.1bn), Phantom is the highest-grossing entertainment event of all time. The New York production alone has grossed US $715 million, making it the most financially successful Broadway show in history.

Playing Majestic Theatre Broadway

Her Majesty’s Theatre London

First Preview NYC : Jan 09, 1988 Opens 26, Jan 1988

Opened London in 1986

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New York Broadway Cast

James Barbour – The Phantom
Julia Udine – Christine Daae
Rachel Zatcoff – Christine Daae at Certain Performances
Jeremy Hays – Raoul
Craig Bennett – Monsieur Firmin
Laird Mackintosh – Monsieur Andre
Michele McConnell – Carlotta Giudicelli
Rebecca Eichenberger – Madame Giry
Kara Klein – Meg Giry

London West End Cast
Geronino Rauch – The Phantom
Harriet Jones – Christine Daae
Emmi Christensson – Christine Daae at Certain Performances
Liam Tamne – Raoul
Lara Martins – Carlotta Giudicelli
Andy Hockley – Monsieur Firmin
Martin Ball – Monsieur Andre
Jacinta Mulcahy – Madame Giry
John Ellis – Ubaldo Piangi
Alicia Beck – Meg Giry


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