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Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!

The cast and creative team of The Phantom of the Opera- 25 Years on Broadway Gala Performance at the Majestic Theatre in New York City took a triumphant curtain call last night, January 26, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there and brings full coverage of the bows below!

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince and produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Company, Inc., once again made theater history when it became the first Broadway show ever to celebrate its 25th Anniversary last night, January 26. Much of the Phantom family reunited for the special event, and the current cast was also be a big part of the festivities.

On Broadway, since its debut on January 26, 1988, The Phantom of the Operahas grossed over $888 million. Even now - as it celebrates its 25th Anniversary on Broadway - it is consistently among Broadway's highest-grossing shows and remains a box office champ. Earlier this year, the production shattered the house record at The Majestic by having its best weekly gross in its entire 25-year history. Total attendance is now over 15 million and it continues to play with no end in sight.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA currently stars Hugh Panaro in the title role with Sierra Boggess as Christine and Kyle Barisich as Raoul. The musical co-stars Jim Weitzer (Monsieur André), Tim Jerome (Monsieur Firmin), Michele McConnell (Carlotta), Ellen Harvey (Madame Giry), Christian Šebek (Piangi) and Kara Klein (Meg Giry). At certain performances, Samantha Hill plays Christine.

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Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich, Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich, Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich, Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince & Cameron Mackintosh with ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince & Cameron Mackintosh with ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince, Kyle Barisich & Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince & Cameron Mackintosh with ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince & Cameron Mackintosh with ensemble cast

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Michele McConnell

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince & Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kara Klein

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince & Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Jim Weitzer & Tim Jerome

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
The Famous Chandelier

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sarah Brightman & Andrew Lloyd Webber video tribute

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sarah Brightman & Andrew Lloyd Webber video tribute

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sarah Brightman & Andrew Lloyd Webber video tribute

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich, Sarah Brightman & Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sarah Brightman

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sarah Brightman (Shoes by Jimmy Choo)

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sarah Brightman

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sarah Brightman

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sarah Brightman

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich, Sarah Brightman & Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Kyle Barisich, Sarah Brightman & Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Harold Prince & Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones, Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess & Peter Joback

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess & Ramin Karimloo

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess & Ramin Karimloo

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo & Peter Joback

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Ramin Karimloo

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones, Hugh Panaro, Ramin Karimloo

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones & Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Peter Joback

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Peter Joback

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hugh Panaro

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo & Peter Joback

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones, Hal Prince, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, Cameron Mackintosh, Ramin Karimloo & Peter Joback

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
John Owen Jones, Hal Prince, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess, Cameron Mackintosh & Ramin Karimloo

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess & Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess & Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
The Famous Chandelier explodes over the audience

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
Hal Prince, Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess & Cameron Mackintosh

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!
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Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates 25th Anniversary Curtain Call!

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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.


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