The Phantom Of The Opera to close on Broadway after more than 35 years

The Phantom Of The Opera is set to close on Broadway after more than 35 years.

The iconic musical opened at the Majestic Theatre in 1988 but will play its final performance next year.

As first reported by the New York Times, the show will take its final bow on 18 February.

With more than 13,000 performances, it is the longest running show in Broadway history.

The Broadway production currently features Ben Crawford as The Phantom, Emilie Kouatchou as Christine, Bradley Dean as Monsieur André, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Raquel Suarez Groen as Carlotta Giudicelli, Carlton Moe as Ubaldo Piangi, and Maree Johnson as Meg Giry.

Here in the UK, the West End production playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London recently extended its run to 4 March 2023.

The Phantom Of The Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as ‘The Phantom’ who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.

Mesmerised by the talents and beauty of a young soprano – Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her.

The musical has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, and additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe. Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on the novel ‘Le Fantôme de l’Opera’ by Gaston Leroux, with orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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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