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The longest-running musical in Broadway history, this Andrew Llyod Webber musical has become a staple of contemporary musical theater.

Story: The Phantom of the Opera wants Christine to be the star of the opera. He gives her lessons, writes an opera for her, and threatens those in charge; but Christine is in love with another man and the theatre managers do not take nicely to his threats. They agree to go along with his opera, hoping to catch him, but everything goes wrong, and the Phantom leaves Christine a choice - stay with him or the love of her life dies.

Cast and Creative Team

Composer: Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyricist: Charles Hart
Librettist: Richard Stilgoe, Andrew Lloyd Webber

Broadway Premiere
Theatre: Majestic Theatre
Opening Night: Jan 26, 1988
Total Performances: Still Running
Original Cast: Sarah Brightman, Michael Crawford, Steve Barton, Patti Cohenour, Cris Groenendaal, Elisa Heinsohn, Judy Kaye, Leila Martin, David Romano, Nicholas Wyman, Jeff Keller, Peter Kevoian, Barry McNabb, Beth McVey, Richard Warren Pugh, Philip Steele, Kenneth H. Waller
Director: Harold Prince
Choreographer: Gillian Lynne
Producer: Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company Ltd.
Musical Director: David Caddick
Orchestrations: David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Scenic Design: Maria Björnson
Costume Design: Maria Björnson
Lighting Design: Andrew Bridge

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