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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 renowned rock opera adaptation of Gaston Leroux's 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 updated musical masterpiece combines both quality musicality with a darkly romantic story that leaves you on the very edge of your seat. Combine the world-class casting with breathtaking theatrical effects, and you have a musical phenomenon that 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 1910 gothic novel - Le Fantome de l'Opera - about life beneath the foundations of the Paris Opera House where our eponymous anti-hero reigns, using terror to keep the cast and owners in check. Hideously deformed and mentally unstable, he is however gifted with an incredible voice and true musical genius; he only truly puts these talents to good use when he spies and falls in love with Christine Daae, an orphaned chorus girl who he teaches to sing the 'Music of the Night'.

Upon hearing that Christine is engaged to a nobleman, the Phantom suffers a mental break and all hell breaks lose - above and below stage. 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, or will she convince him to let her live her life free?

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 New York City Theater Towers, on how many performances will be played by 2018, which 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

207 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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