Immersive Phantom of the Opera could be heading to the stage

the phantom of the opera

The Phantom of the Opera could be making a comeback in New York in a new immersive format.

A recent casting notice from POTO, LLC is seeking performers for an off-Broadway contract, and the character list matches Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical.

The project, intriguingly titled ‘Untitled Immersive Musical Attraction,’ is set to begin rehearsals in January.

The first preview is slated for March 15, 2025, with an open-ended run.

It would follow the recent reimagining of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, currently running off-Broadway as Cats: The Jellicle Ball.

Widely regarded as one of the most stunning productions in history, The Phantom of the Opera boasts Webber’s romantic and haunting score.

Featuring classics like The Music of the Night, All I Ask of You, Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again, Masquerade, and the title song, it tells the story of a disfigured musical genius haunting the Paris Opera House.

Phantom’s original Broadway run started previews at the Majestic Theatre on January 9, 1988, and officially opened on January 26, 1988, starring Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, and Steve Barton.

The production closed in April 2023. With more than 13,000 performances it’s the longest running musical in Broadway history.

The West End run continues at His Majesty’s Theatre.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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