“The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show in Broadway history, will end its run on Feb. 18, 2023 at the Majestic Theatre. By closing, the musical will have played a total of 13,925 performances.
The musical will celebrate its 35th anniversary on Broadway on Jan. 26, 2023, just weeks before ending its run.
Under the direction of Harold Prince and featuring choreography by Gillian Lynne, the musical began previews on Jan. 9, 1988 and opened on Jan. 26, 1988 at the Majestic Theatre.
The show shut down temporarily along with all other Broadway shows on Mar. 12, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “Phantom” reopened to audiences on Oct. 22, 2021.
Based on the novel “Le Fantôme de L’Opéra” by Gaston Leroux, “The Phantom of the Opera” features a book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, music by Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart.
The current cast is led by Ben Crawford as The Phantom, Emilie Kouatchou as Christine and John Riddle as Raoul.
“The Phantom of the Opera” is produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group.
“As a British producer who has been lucky enough to have been producing in New York for over 40 consecutive years, it has been an unparalleled honor to have presented the longest-running musical in Broadway’s history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘The Phantom of the Opera,’” said Mackintosh.
He added, “Gaston Leroux’s opera ghost may be disappearing for now, but there is no doubt that Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece will continue to enchant audiences in London and around the world — and one day will return to Broadway. Our gratitude to American audiences falling in love with The Phantom is infinite.”