The popular tragedy comes to the New York stage at the Majestic Theatre. The musical recants the story of the young Christine who matures and becomes a talented soprano. Beneath the Paris Opera House, a disfigured musical genius resides. Upon hearing Christine's voice, he determines to become her mentor. But, his adoration for her turns to selfish desire and obsession. She takes pity on the Phantom, as he slowly seduces her. But, then comes the horror of his unmasked face. Her fiance Raoul finds her, and Christine is torn between her affection and devotion between the two men. The musical premiered at the New York City midtown theater in January 1988 and has been enjoyed by more than 100 million spectators worldwide. Original cast members included Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford and Steve Barton in the main roles.
Enchanted by the Music of the Night
Andrew Lloyd Webber was inspired to create the musical after reading the original French novel "Le Fantome de L' Opera" written by Gaston Leroux. The first performance of Webber's creation occurred in October 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre. After more than three decades, the musical remains popular in New York City. Today, exquisite sets and costumes bring the tragic love story to life.
Where can I purchase tickets to The Phantom of the Opera?
Tickets for all performances of The Phantom of the Opera are available on the StubHub website.
Who are some of the present-day cast members appearing in The Phantom of the Opera?
Ben Crawford portrays the Phantom. The Arizona native has many other Broadway credits that include playing the lovable Shrek in Shrek the Musical and Valjean in Les Miserables. He also appeared in Big Fish. Meghan Picerno plays Christine Daae. The talented opera singer has performed in many Off-Broadway and Broadway productions. She portrayed Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady and Marian in The Music Man. Picerno has additionally appeared in concert at various venues worldwide. Christine's fiance, Raoul, is performed by John Riddle. The veteran performers' many Broadway credits include playing Tony in West Side Story, Prince Eric in The Little Mermaid and Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees.The main characters are also joined on stage by an extensive supporting cast.
Has The Phantom of the Opera won many awards?
The musical has amassed more than 70 awards since opening more than three decades ago. In the United States, the performance won seven Tony Awards, seven Drama Desk Awards, five Outer Critics Circle Awards and four Drama Critics Awards. As the musical has been performed in London, Toronto, Stockholm and Victoria, Phantom of the Opera has won many awards worldwide, too.
What is The Phantom of the Opera's running time?
The performance begins at 8:00 P.M. on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The Tuesday evening show begins at 7:00 P.M. There are also 2:00 P.M. matinees on Thursday and Saturday. The theater remains closed on Sundays.
Is New York City the only location to see The Phantom of the Opera?
In addition to playing in London and New York City, the musical is also regularly performing in Brazil, Budapest and Prague. Different troupes are also part of the world, UK and US tours.
What U.S. Cities are part of The Phantom of the Opera tour?
A group of 52 performers and orchestra members make up the U.S. tour that plans on visiting Lincoln, Nebraska, Denver, Colorado, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Appleton, Wisconsin and Chicago, Illinois through January 2020.
I am planning on spending a few days in New York City. What attractions are located within close proximity to the Majestic Theatre?
Some of the many destinations that guests make a point of visiting include the Empire State Building, Times Square and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Times Square is particularly popular for the elaborate signage and wide selection of shopping and dining opportunities. As there are many theaters located in the same vicinity, some opt to take in more than one live performance.Back to Top
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