After 13,925 performances, “The Phantom of the Opera” draws its curtain for the last time on February 18, 2023.
“Thank you to every single person who has been a part of theater history and witnessed the music of the night in New York City for nearly 35 years,” the production team of the longest-running Broadway musical wrote on Facebook.
The team added that ticketing information will be announced soon and asked Phantom fans to share their personal stories and experiences of the show in the comments.
Broadway is closing due to a drop in ticket sales even after New York theaters reopened after lockdowns, according to a Reuters report.
With Andrew Lloyd Webber as composer and playwright, “The Phantom of the Opera” is considered a classic of musical theatre.
During the strictest lockdown, composer and playwright The Phantom streamed online for free under the banner ‘The Show Must Go On’. Much like the theatrical performances, the free stream proved to be a huge hit.
Based on the 1910 French novel by Gaston Leroux, it tells the story of the mysterious, half-masked musical genius The Phantom. He lives under the Paris Opera House and is obsessed with a beautiful soprano named Christine Daaé. – LA, GMA News