In total, the show will end after 13,925 shows. It has won more than 70 major theater awards and has been seen by more than 140 million people worldwide.
Over 35 years, the cast has included Michael Crawford, George Lee Andrews, Howard McGillin, Judy Kaye and Sarah Brightman, among many others. In 2021, Emily Quachu made history as the first black actress to play Christine on Broadway. The series was also adapted into a film in 2004, starring Gerard Butler.
Weber dominated the world of musical theater for more than 50 years and wrote hits including Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Cloak, A woman in white and Catswhich ran on Broadway for 18 years, ending in 2000. He is also one of the few artists to achieve “EGOT status” having won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony.
with Phantom taking off its Broadway crown, the next longest-running show Chicagowhich started in 1996 and then The Lion Kingwhich started a year later.
However, in theater, as in life, resolution can lead to new beginnings Phantom is scheduled to be performed in Mandarin for the first time in 2023 when it arrives in China. It also debuted at the Sydney Opera House last month.
Fans in New York can still purchase tickets for the show until Jan. 22, and tickets for the final shows should go on sale “soon,” the theater company said.
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