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Andrew Lloyd Webber's History of The Phantom of the Opera sets Broadway closing date

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s History of The Phantom of the Opera sets Broadway closing date

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Andrew Lloyd Webber made history phantom of the opera Sets closing date on Broadway

The famous chandelier will descend for the last time in 2023 at Majestic.

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Ben Crawford and Emily Cuacho in phantom of the opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber phantom of the operaAnd the The longest running show in Broadway history, it will play its final show next year.

The famous chandelier will descend for the last time when the Tony Award-winning musical performs its final show (number 13,925) at the Majestic Theater on February 18, 2023. Before closing, production, which resumed performances on October 22, 2021, after a pandemic, will celebrate its 35th anniversary On January 26.

The global musical is closing its doors because it hasn’t been able to cover weekly operating costs since its return after the pandemic.

Currently leading the cast Ben Crawford Like The Phantom Emily Quachu as Kristen, John Riddle as Raoul, Nihal Joshi as Mr. Andre, Craig Bennett Like Mr. Fermin, Raquel Suarez Gruen Like Carlotta Gudicelli, Mary Johnson like Mrs. Jerry, Carlton Mo as Ubaldo Piangi, and Sara Esty as Meg Giry. In some shows, Julia Udine He plays the role of Christine.

Producer Cameron Mackintosh said in a statement: “As a British producer fortunate enough to have produced in New York for more than 40 consecutive years, it has been an unparalleled honor to have presented the longest running musical show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber. phantom of the opera. That this legendary show has impressed New York for nearly 35 years is so extraordinary to me. As a producer, you dream that the show will last forever. In fact, my production for Andrew the cats Proudly declared for decades “now and forever”. Until now ghost The Broadway track has exceeded the extraordinary for this show.

But all shows finally end, and after a great deal of discussion between The Shuberts, The Really Useful Group, Andrew and I, we concluded it was a good time. ghost It was after the program’s 35th birthday on February 18 – a double celebration of ghostHuge success.”

McIntosh added, “This production has proven to be the greatest triumph for legendary Broadway director and producer Hal Prince, as well as famous British choreographer Dame. Jillian Lin and inspiring Norwegian designer, Maria Bjornson, who is unfortunately no longer with us. It is impossible to thank enough the thousands of talented American artists and musicians who gave such an outstanding performance in this production. The staff at Shubert’s Majestic Theater were just as exceptional as all of our creative teams, who have lovingly curated the show so wonderfully over the years. The ghost of Gaston Leroux’s opera may be gone for now, but there’s no doubt that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece will continue to entice audiences in London and around the world — and will one day return to Broadway. Our gratitude to the American fans who fall in love with The Phantom are endless.”

The group is currently featured Giselle AlvarezAnd the Polly BirdAnd the Janine BurnettAnd the Xiaoxiao CaoAnd the David Michael GarryAnd the Chris GeorgetteAnd the Kelly Jane GrantAnd the Kathryn HeatonAnd the Satomi HoffmanAnd the Ted Keegankefir Kelly LogranAnd the Scott MikitaAnd the Greg MillsAnd the Justin BeckAnd the Patricia PhillipsAnd the Richard PaulAnd the Jessica RaditzkyAnd the Lindsey RobertsAnd the Janet SayaPaul A. Schaefer, Carly Blake SebohianAnd the Jeremy StollAnd the Carrington FilimontAnd the Jim Weitzerand Elizabeth Welshand and Erica Wong.

phantom of the opera He has Lloyd Webber music, lyrics Charles Hart (with additional words by Richard Stilljoy), and a book by Stilgoe and Lloyd Webber. The production also features stage music and choreography by Gillian Lane, landscape and costume design by Maria Bjornson, and lighting design by Andrew Bridgesound design by Martin Lifan With Caddick as Music Director. Cameron Mackintosh and Lloyd Webber’s The Really Useful Group as producers. Delay Harold Prince Orientation.

full ghost The orchestra – Broadway’s largest orchestra – also returned after the pandemic under the ongoing musical supervision of David Kadek With the original orchestra.

The Broadway run of the London-origin show won seven Tony Awards in 1988, including Best Music. Previews began on Broadway on January 9, 1988, with an official opening on January 26. The original Broadway crew appeared Michael CrawfordAnd the Sarah BrightmanAnd the Judy Kayand the late Steve Barton.


Take a look at Emily Cuacho’s historic performance in The Phantom of the Opera

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