“The Phantom of the Opera” – Broadway’s longest-running show – closes after 35 years

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phantom of the operaThe longest-running show in Broadway history is closing on its 35th anniversary. new york post and the new york times The theater industry has largely failed to recover from the pandemic, reported Friday.

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The spokesperson should Times that phantom We will celebrate our 35th anniversary in January and will close on February 18th.

The cast and crew were informed of the decision on Friday. times.

The musical’s other performances around the world will continue, including a longer run in London.

is the sale of phantoms When theaters reopened after the Covid-19 lockdown, Broadway performances performed well, but audiences dwindled. Timesand the Position reported that production was losing about $1 million a month.

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13,733.so many performances phantom played according to Position, first reported the news of its closure. His second longest-running show on Broadway, Chicago Resurrection, 10,090 performances in 25 years.

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Based on the 1910 French novel, phantom It opened in London’s West End in 1986 and on Broadway two years later. Its music is written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. In 1988, it won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. 2012 marked his 10,000th show on Broadway for the first time.


‘Phantom of the Opera’ ends on Broadway for first time in 34 years: sources (New York Post)

‘The Phantom of the Opera’, Broadway’s longest-running show comes to an end (New York Times)

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marisadellatto/2022/09/16/phantom-of-the-opera-broadways-longest-running-show-closing-after-35-years/ “The Phantom of the Opera” – Broadway’s longest-running show – closes after 35 years

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