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The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway: Tickets, reviews and video

The Phantom of the Opera, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s thrilling Broadway megamusical, has been haunting New York theater since the '80s and shows no sign of stopping.

Photograph: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus
Photograph: Joan Marcus

The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway: Buy tickets

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The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway: Show information

Majestic Theatre. Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe. Music by Lloyd Webber. Lyrics by Charles Hart and Stilgoe. Dir. Harold Prince. With Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, Kyle Barisich. 2hrs 30mins. One intermission.

Tourists in search of lavish musical-theater spectacle need look no further than The Phantom of the Opera—and often don’t. By far the longest-running Broadway show of all time, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s opulent bodice-ripper began haunting the New York City stage way back in 1988. It still draws audiences by the score, clamoring for Broadway tickets. The plot, borrowed from a 1910 potboiler by Gaston Leroux, tells of Christine Daaé, a naïve young soprano whose secretive voice teacher turns out to be a deformed musical genius who inhabits a candlelit lair beneath the Paris Opera House. (Although the Phantom is serial killer, extortionist, kidnapper and probable rapist, Christine and audiences are mysteriously drawn to him. Who doesn’t love a bad boy?) While the epic synth-rock chords of the title song may ground Phantom in the 1980s, the show’s Puccini-inflected airs are far grander than most of what one hears elsewhere on Broadway. And although there may not be much depth to the musical’s story (by Lloyd Webber and Richard Stilgoe) or lyrics (mostly by Charles Hart), the production—directed by the legendary Hal Prince—has been carefully maintained and refurbished over the years, and remains a marvel of sumptuous surfaces.—Adam Feldman

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Majestic Theatre: Information and map

Majestic Theatre
247 W 44th St
Midtown West
New York

Cross street
between Broadway and Eighth Ave



Subway: A, C, E to 42nd St–Port Authority; N, Q, R, 42nd St S, 1, 2, 3, 7 to 42nd St–Times Sq
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The Phantom of the Opera cast & crew

Hugh Panaro as The Phantom
Sierra Boggess as Christine Daaé
Kyle Barisich as Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny
Jim Weitzer as Monsieur André
Tim Jerome as Monsieur Firmin
Michele McConnell as Carlotta Giudicelli
Ellen Harvey as Madame Giry
Christian Šebek as Ubaldo Piangi
Kara Klein as Meg Giry
Harold Prince - Director
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Composer, Book, Co-Orchestrator
Gillian Lynne - Musical Staging & Choreography
Charles Hart - Lyrics
Richard Stilgoe - Book & Additional Lyrics
Maria Björnson - Production Designer
Andrew Bridge - Lighting Designer
Mick Potter - Sound Designer
Martin Levan - Original Sound Designer
David Cullen - Co-Orchestrator
Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Theatre Company - Producers

The Phantom of the Opera awards

1988 Tony Awards

  • Best Musical
  • Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical - Michael Crawford
  • Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical - Judy Kaye
  • Best Direction of a Musical - Harold Prince
  • Best Scenic Design - Maria Björnson
  • Best Costume Design - Maria Björnson
  • Best Lighting Design - Andrew Bridge

1988 Drama Desk Awards
  • Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Michael Crawford
  • Outstanding Director of a Musical - Harold Prince
  • Outstanding Music - Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Outstanding Orchestrations - David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Outstanding Set Design - Maria Björnson
  • Outstanding Costume Design - Maria Björnson
  • Outstanding Lighting Design - Andrew Bridge

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James L Robinson
James L Robinson

My wife and I have dreamed of going to see "The Phantom of the Opera" since the LP came out. Being school teachers in Arkansas at the beginning of our careers, the odds of going to New York were slim to none. So, dreaming of seeing the show for twenty-five years as we listen to the music, of course watching bits over the years we had a vision of what it might be. WOW It was so much more that we ever imagined. I don't believe in an absolute perfect, but the production on October 4, 2013 was probably as close to an absolute as something could be. Way beyond my wildest expectations; the orchestra, singers, staging, lighting, the props and sets,and of course the main cast. It could only compare with an out of body experience. As we were exiting the theater a man boasted he has seen it five times and he lives in NJ. My thought was to live so close and to have seen it only 5 times, how sad. If we ever are able to come back to NYC for a couple of days, we will see "The Phantom of the Opera" again.