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Tony Winner

Tony Winner

With the distance of more than a decade - and a couple hundred new musicals - since my last visit, I found myself with a new appreciation for this beloved show's gothic theatricality

Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

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The longest running show in the history of Broadway

Andrew Lloyd Webber's world renown musicalization of the Gaston Leroux novel won the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical and has gone on to become the longest-running show in Broadway history, playing over 10,000 performances and running for over a quarter of a decade!

This musical masterpiece combines a quality of music genius with an unforgettable romantic storyline. Combined with breathtaking theatrical effects, Phantom of the Opera has enthralled audiences across generations all around the world.

What is Phantom of the Opera About?

Phantom of the Opera is based on Gaston Leroux's gothic novel - Le Fantome de l'Opera - about life beneath the stage of the Paris Opera House where The Phantom reigns. Hideously deformed and mentally unstable though gifted with an incredible voice, he passes his time terrorizing the members of the Opera until he falls in love with Christine Daae, a chorus girl who he teaches to sing the 'Music of the Night'.

Determined to make Christine love him, he kidnaps her and takes her to live with him in his cellar underneath the Opera House. Will Christine succumb and start to love the phantom... and be lost to the world forever?

Did you know?

Phantom is THE longest-running Broadway musical, having clocked up over 27 years and in 2013 celebrated its 25th anniversary with its 10,400th performance. Bets are currently being taken at Theatreland HQ on how many performances will be played by 2018, the show's 30th anniversary....

Additional Information


Previews from: 9 January 1988

Opening night: 26 January 1988


The Phantom of the Opera is recommended for children aged eight and older. Children under four years of age will not be admitted into the Majestic Theater.

Run time

Two hours 30 minutes with one 15 minute intermission

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And before you stop reading

Infrared Listening System available.
ShowTrans (simultaneous translation via headphone) available in Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, and French.

What You Say

205 reviews, average rating: (4.4 Stars)

Mike: “The Best Show On Earth”

This is the best broadway you will ever see in your life...was into the sho... more

Nicole: “Absolutely Wonderful!”

I am 35, visited NY for the first time and being a fan of the 1943 version ... more

Danielle: “INSANE”

The Phantom of the Opera was probably one of the most AMAZING shows I've ev... more

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