Broadway's Phantom of the Opera celebrates its 25th Year

Broadway's Phantom of the Opera celebrates its 25th Year

Updated On: May 1, 2018
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    The longest running show on Broadway, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, will once again make theatre history 26 January 2013 when it becomes the first ever Broadway show to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

    Unfortunately, the show's creator, Andrew Lloyd Webber, will not be present for the festivities this weekend, releasing the following statement:

    “Sadly I am not able to be in New York for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's 25th anniversary performance on Broadway this weekend. I have had to come back to the UK for another back operation. I am desperately sad to miss it, but my back will not allow me to travel. I wish everybody all the best for Saturday. Congratulations and huge thanks to everyone involved with the show on Broadway over the years. ALW”

    To celebrate PHANTOM’s 25th anniversary, Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess will play leading lady Christine Daaé for a strictly limited 6-week engagement through 2 March. She completes the leading trio with current stars Hugh Panaro (as The Phantom) and Kyle Barisich (as Raoul).

    Boggess was specifically chosen by the production’s creative team to commemorate the 25th anniversary, having enjoyed a long history with the musical. She originated the role in the 2006 hit Las Vegas revival.

    She also played the role of Christine for the London production’s 25th anniversary celebrations in October 2011, marked by a special Royal Albert Hall performance. Her portrayal was broadcast worldwide to tremendous acclaim, and is available on DVD and the new live cast recording. She also earned a 2011 Olivier nomination for originating the role of Christine in Love Never Dies, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical sequel to PHANTOM.

    Boggess arrives on Broadway direct from London, having starred in the record-breaking original West End production of LES MISÉRABLES as Fantine.

    Directed by Harold Prince and produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Company, Inc., THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux.

    A mysterious masked figure lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, terrorising all those who inhabit it. When he falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, he devotes himself into making her a star – both by nurturing her extraordinary talent and employing a range of devious methods at his command.

    Having first debuted on the West End in 1986, see the original production that started it all – book today for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tickets!