Based on Gaston Leroux’s novel, The Phantom of the Opera is set in a Parisian Opera House haunted by the infamous Phantom, who holds a reign of terror over its residents. When beautiful soprano Christine Daaé becomes the object of his affections, the Phantom devotes himself to making her a star. However, his emotions soon darken into obsessive jealousy when Christine falls in love with someone else.
Ben Crawford stars as The Phantom, with previous credits including Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Big Fish. He is joined by Kaley Ann Vorhees, who returns to the role of Christine after becoming the youngest actress to take on the part in New York, and Jay Armstong Johnson (On the Town, Hair) as Raoul.
The Phantom of the Opera is directed by Harold Price, who also originated the show in London’s West End. He is the recipient of 21 Tony Awards, with other credits including Cabaret, Sweeney Todd and Company. Musical theater legends Andrew Lloyd Webber (Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar), Charles Hart (Aspects of Love) and Richard Stilgoe (Cats, Starlight Express) collaborated to produce the book, music and lyrics behind the show’s richly dramatic score. Other creatives include choreographer Gillian Lynne and Tony Award-winning production designer Maria Björnson.
A dramatic, quintessential Broadway production that sets the standard for all who came after it, The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre is a musical obsession that never dies.
Recommended forThe Phantom of the Opera is a must-see for any musical theater fan. With a world-renowned score and stunning special effects, anyone wanting to experience one of the greatest shows in Broadway history should grab tickets to Andrew Lloyd Webber's masterpiece.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 10+. No under 4s.