The curtain is about to fall on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” for the final time. On Friday, Sept. 16, it was confirmed by way of the Broadway show’s official website that the musical will finish its history-making run on Feb. 18, 2023, at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre. “The Phantom of the Opera” is the longest-running manufacturing in Broadway historical past — on Jan. 26, the present will have a good time its thirty fifth anniversary.
Currently, the manufacturing’s cast contains Ben Crawford as The Phantom, Emilie Kouatchou as Christine, John Riddle as Raoul, Nehal Joshi as Monsieur André, and Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin. Seth Sklar-Heyn is the present’s director and can stay so via its closing run. By the time the present ends, it should have performed 13,925 performances.
As reported by Playbill, the present’s producer, Cameron Mackintosh, issued a press release about “The Phantom of the Opera”‘s Broadway run coming to an in depth. (POPSUGAR has reached out to Mackintosh’s reps however didn’t obtain a right away response.)
“As a British producer who has been lucky enough to have been producing in New York for over 40 consecutive years, it has been an unparalleled honor to have presented the longest-running musical in Broadway’s history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera,'” the producer mentioned. “That this legendary show has thrilled New York for nearly 35 phenomenal years is quite astounding to me. As a producer, you dream that a show will run forever. Indeed, my production of Andrew’s ‘Cats’ proudly declared for decades ‘Now and Forever.’ Yet ‘Phantom’ has surpassed that show’s extraordinary Broadway run. But all shows do finally close, and after considerable discussion between The Shuberts, The Really Useful Group, Andrew and myself, we concluded that the right time for ‘Phantom’ was after the show’s 35th birthday on February 18 — a double celebration of Phantom’s phenomenal success.”
Although the present will now not be lighting up Broadway, productions of “The Phantom of the Opera” will proceed round the world in locations like London and Melbourne.