Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic, bombastic musical goes on. Directed by Harold Prince, The Phantom of the Opera 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. James Barbour now plays the Phantom.—David Cote
Running time: 2hrs 30mins. One intermission.
|Venue name:||Majestic Theatre|
247 W 44th St
|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|
|Price:||$27–$142, premium $202|
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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!
A Timeless Musical. After 20+ years Phantom remains spectacular and delivers everything you would expect from a Broadway Musical and more.