With over 40 million copies sold worldwide, The Phantom of the Opera Original Cast Recording is the best-selling cast recording of all time. Originally released in 1987, the original The Phantom Of the Opera cast recording was the first in British musical history to enter the charts at number one.
In September, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Cameron Mackintosh announced complete casting for the New York return of The Phantom Of The Opera, the longest-running show in Broadway history. Directed by the late theater legend Harold Prince, Phantom is set to resume performances on Friday, October 22 at 8PM at The Majestic Theatre (245 West 44th Street) – the musical’s New York home for all 33 record-breaking years.
As much a part of the city landscape as the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, The Phantom Of The Opera remains an iconic New York City landmark. Tickets are on sale via Telecharge.com and in person at the theater’s box office.
Cameron Mackintosh said, “Never in a million years could we have imagined that all of Broadway would be shuttered for nearly a year and a half, but I am thrilled that at last Phantom will be back where it belongs at the Majestic Theater from October 22nd in all its gorgeous splendor. It has been an extraordinarily difficult time for all the 125 people who bring Phantom to life every performance, so we are all overjoyed to be back rehearsing Broadway’s longest-running musical and eagerly looking forward to the chandelier rising again. In front of a full house in 5 weeks’ time. So let the audiences in and let the opera begin.”
Andrew Lloyd Webber added, “I am a proud Brit, but Broadway has always been my spiritual home. To have Phantom lead the effort to bring our beloved community back to the stage is a moment of immense pride for me. The only heartache is that Hal will not be with us, but when we all return for our first performance on October 22, I know his spirit will be there, cheering our cast, crew and orchestra on and welcoming audiences back to The Majestic Theatre.”
As previously announced, the complete Phantom Orchestra – Broadway’s largest – also returns, under the continued musical supervision of David Caddick with the musical’s original, lush orchestrations.
Broadway’s blockbuster phenomenon, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera, directed by the late Harold Prince, is one of the world’s all-time most successful entertainment properties. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group, The Phantom Of The Opera has been the longest-running show in Broadway history for well over a decade, and its astounding longevity in New York and around the world is unprecedented. On Broadway alone, the musical has played an unheard of more than 13,000 performances to 19 million people at The Majestic Theatre (245 West 44th Street).