The Phantom of the Opera

Photograph: Joan Marcus
Hugh Panaro, left, romances Sara Jean Ford in the long-running Broadway hit.
Majestic Theatre, Midtown West Until Thursday December 31 2015
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic, bombastic musical goes on. Directed by Harold Prince, Phantom is lavish and engaging enough to draw tourists more than two decades into its run. Although the score often strikes a cheesy 1980s synth-pop note, the spectacle and romance remain more or less intact. Norm Lewis now plays the Phantom.—David Cote
Venue name: Majestic Theatre
Address: 247 W 44th St
New York

Cross street: between Broadway and Eighth Ave
Transport: 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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Jacob Krider

Many say that Phantom is "Cheesy" and "Only for tourists." But they couldn't be more wrong. Phantom has everything that you could ever want from a musical. The sets, the songs, the actors, the costumes, the dances are all truly exceptional and will leave you wanting more. The theatre itself, being almost made FOR the Phantom by now is gorgeous, with the Proscenium and the chandelier being the main draw. If you're looking for the best musical currently on Broadway, or are looking to get into Broadway. SEE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Not only is it the best, but since it has been running for so long you can get tickets starting at $27 or even cheaper at the Tix stand in Times Square (Where they're usually half-off.) Go see it now!