After 13,925 performances, “The Phantom of the Opera” will open the curtain on February 18, 2023 for the last time.
“Thank you to every single person who has been a part of theater history and pioneered the music of the night for nearly 35 years in New York City,” wrote the production team of the longest-running Broadway musical on Facebook.
Adding that ticket information will be announced soon, the team asked Phantom fans to share their personal stories and experiences with the show in the comments section.
According to a Reuters report, the Broadway store is closing due to declining ticket sales, even after New York theaters reopened after the lockdown.
With Andrew Lloyd Webber as composer and playwright, “The Phantom of the Opera” is considered a classic in musical theater.
During the most severe lockdown, the composer and playwright streamed The Phantom online for free, under the banner “The Show Must Go On”. Just like the plays, free streaming has proved to be a huge success.
Based on the 1910 French novel by Gaston Leroux, it tells the story of the mysterious, half-masked musical genius, The Phantom. He lives under the Paris Opera and becomes obsessed with a beautiful soprano named Christine Daaé. – LA, GMA news