‘Phantom of the Opera,’ Longest-Running Broadway Show, to Close After 35-Year Run

“Phantom of the Opera,” a Broadway fixture for therefore lengthy that it looks like a part of the material of New York Metropolis, will shut after a 35-year run.

The beloved musical will take its last bow on the Majestic Theatre on Feb.18, 2023, quickly after celebrating its thirty fifth anniversary, a consultant for the present confirmed to NBC Information Friday.

The longest-running present in Broadway historical past, “Phantom” opened on the Majestic Theatre on forty fourth Road in January 1988 and has performed greater than 13,000 performances up to now.

The New York Occasions experiences that the manufacturing by no means actually recovered from the financial fallout introduced on by the pandemic — a actuality that closed many Broadway reveals.

“The yr since Broadway returned from its damaging pandemic lockdown, the theatergoing viewers has not totally rebounded, and “Phantom,” which got here again robust final fall, has not been promoting nicely sufficient to defray its excessive weekly working prices,” The New Occasions experiences.

In the meantime, the New York Publish reported the present has been dropping $1 million a month since its post-COVID reopening a couple of yr in the past.

The opposite worldwide productions will proceed, the consultant for the Broadway present says. The flagship London manufacturing, which is able to rejoice its thirty sixth anniversary on Oct. 9, continues to play with no plans to shut it down. The Australian manufacturing which premiered at Sydney Opera Home will transfer the sold-out manufacturing to Arts Centre Melbourne this month, whereas the primary Mandarin language model of Phantom is scheduled to debut in China subsequent yr.

“As a producer you dream {that a} present will run eternally.  Certainly, my manufacturing of [Andrew Lloyd Webber’s] ‘Cats’ proudly declared for many years ‘Now and Endlessly.’  But PHANTOM has surpassed that present’s extraordinary Broadway run,” Phantom’s producer, Cameron Waterproof coat, mentioned in an announcement Friday. “However all reveals do lastly shut, and after appreciable dialogue between The Shuberts, The Actually Helpful Group, Andrew and myself, we concluded that the correct time for PHANTOM  was after the present’s thirty fifth birthday on February 18 – a double celebration of PHANTOM’s phenomenal success.”


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