Why Watch The Phantom of the Opera
Based on the 1910 French novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway’s longest-running hit. Loved by critics and audiences alike, the show has been stunning viewers since its debut in 1988. With an award-winning musical score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show’s songs and music have become a pivotal part of Broadway history. Witness iconic performances from the magnificent James Barbour and the charming Ali Ewoldt, and prepare to be captivated by suspense and romance.
A hauntingly beautiful story, The Phantom of the Opera revolves around gorgeous soprano, Christine Daaé. A rising star, Christine takes the help of the Phantom, a musical genius who composes operas for her to practice. Lonely and deeply romantic, the Phantom becomes obsessed with his love for Christine. When she begins seeing another man, the Phantom grows furious, terrorizing the opera house. A dark and mysterious love story, find out where Christine’s heart leads her.
Opera fans | Romantic tragedy | First-time theatergoers
“The venerable blockbuster still beats out almost all of the shipper snappers currently on Broadway. Maria Bjornson's flamboyant gothic design and Harold Prince's fantastical staging still have the gleam of finely polished professionalism.”
– The New York Times
“It's gorgeous nonsense to look at, and in director Joel Schumacher's hands, "Phantom" emerges as one of those queer works of art that actually improve somehow as they get tackier and more removed from the original.”
– Washington Post