“The Phantom of the Opera” will return to Broadway this fall.
The musical, which is the longest-running production in Broadway history, will resume performances at the Majestic Theatre on Oct 22. The announcement follows Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s declaration Wednesday that Broadway can resume performances at full capacity starting Sept. 14.
Tickets for “The Phantom of the Opera” will go on sale Friday. Ticket prices will range from $29 to $169, in line with previous pricing, though further discounted on the low end.
Due to the evolving COVID-19 situation, for any show through Jan. 17, 2022 the production is offering ticket buyers the ability to exchange or refund tickets for up to two hours before curtain time.
While the Broadway safety protocols have not yet been set, the production said it anticipates “at minimum” all patrons and front-of-house staff will be masked. Additional protocols will be developed by theater owners in coordination with New York state and could include increased cleaning and ventilation or filtration enhancements, vaccination or negative test verification, according to the release.
On Wednesday, Cuomo said a fully-vaccinated Broadway audience would be the “smartest and safest” strategy for reopening, but said the decision would be left to the industry.
The musical will return with a full orchestra, a spokesperson confirmed to Broadway News Wednesday. This follows reports that the West End production will cut the orchestra by 50%.
“It has been an extraordinarily difficult time for the 125 people who work on stage, backstage, in the orchestra pit and the front of house at The Majestic, but I am overjoyed that we will all be together again this fall as Broadway’s longest-running show of all-time resumes its unprecedented run as one of New York’s true landmarks,” producer Cameron Mackintosh said in a press release.