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Al Hirschfeld Theatre (New York, NY)
302 W. 45th St.

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Based on the novel Le FantŰme de L'Opťra by Gaston Leroux

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, and a book by Lloyd Webber and Stilgoe. Based on the classic novel ?Le Fant

Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Charles Hart; Additional Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe; Book by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Richard Stilgoe; Based on


Starry Royal Court Announced for THE BROADWAY PRINCE PARTY at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

After six sold-out 'Broadway Princess Parties,' the time has come for Broadway's favorite leading men to stand in the spotlight in The Broadway Prince Party at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

Broadway and National Tour Stars Return to IN THE HEIGHTS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is thrilled to introduce you to the dynamic cast of In The Heights. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Ali Ewoldt In An Unexpected High School Musical Role
by Michael Dale - Aug 31, 2016

Born outside Chicago and raised in the Westchester, NY village of Pleasantville, the talented performer (with BA in Psychology from Yale University) Ali Ewoldt made history this summer as the first Asian-American to take the Broadway stage as Christine Daae in Andrew Lloyd-Webber's international smash, The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Flash, Bang! Chichester's HALF A SIXPENCE to Transfer to the West End This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Following rave reviews and a record-breaking run in Chichester, Cameron Mackintosh has announced the West End transfer of the critically acclaimed hit musical 'HALF A SIXPENCE' - which he co-produced with Chichester Festival Theatre - introducing the sensational new star Charlie Stemp as Arthur Kipps. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at GODSPELL at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden
by Roy Tan - Aug 31, 2016

Olivier Award winner George Maguire (Sunny Afternoon) and Rocky Horror star Dominic Andersen are to join the starry line-up for the sold-out concert production of Godspell at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August. BroadwayWorld has your exclusive first look at the production below! (more...)

Sarah Ruhl's New Play SCENES FROM COURT LIFE to Open Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Yale Repertory Theatre, celebrating 50 years of daring artists, bold choices, and adventurous audiences, presents the world premiere of Scenes from Court Life, or the whipping boy and his prince by Sarah Ruhl, directed by Mark Wing-Davey, September 30-October 22 at Yale University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, October 6. (more...)

VOX LUMIERE'S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Bring Steampunk Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

The producers of VOX LUMIERE'S PHANTOM OF THE OPERA have announced that the award-winning immersive and interactive stage and screen experience is coming to New York City, beginning performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre in Union Square on Monday, January 16, 2017. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 29- September 4, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 29- September 4, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/28/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/28/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/29
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/28/2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tour Starring Chris Mann of 'The Voice'
by Robert Bogin - Aug 29, 2016

Think you know The Phantom of the Opera? The National Touring production, now in Denver, electrifies with new surprises. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Critic and Historian Peter Filichia
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 28, 2016

You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves the theatre more than Peter Filichia. For years, Peter's observations on musical theatre have inspired countless actors, directors, and writers to start a career in show business. Now, Peter talks to Rob and Kevin, his two biggest fans, about the importance of arts education, for whom a critic should be crafting their reviews, and why he still loves the theatre. Plus, memories of Senator Joe, The Wiz, and My Fair Lady!  (more...)

BWW Review: PHANTOM Dazzles At Dutch Apple
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 27, 2016

Don't mistake Yeston and Kopit's PHANTOM for the show on Broadway. It's smaller, smarter, and in this production, better. You'll get your boat, your chandelier, and some real human depth. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2016

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for what has become one of the theatre community's most beloved traditions- BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! In this week's edition we go under the sea with Ariel, a mile above it with The Phantom of the Opera, and more! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/26/2016
by BWW - Aug 26, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/26/2016. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Presents West Coast Debut of Carmen Cusack
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret kicks off the new year presenting the West Coast concert debut of chanteuse Carmen Cusack as part of the 2016-17 season at the Venetian Room in the Fairmont Hotel (950 Mason Street) on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at 5 p.m.  (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! to Launch York Theatre Company's 47th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, launches its 47th season in September with the return of the New2NY Series and the new musical How to Be an American! (more...)

BWW Preview: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA At The Denver Center For The Performing Arts
by Robert Bogin - Aug 25, 2016

An all-new production of The Phantom of the Opera opens at the Temple Buell Theater, just in time for its 25th anniversary. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Great writers. Great director. Great actors. Where did they go wrong? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Water Main Break Causes CATS to Cancel Tonight's Performance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that CATS has canceled this evening's performance, August 24, due to a water main break in the area. A show representative has confirmed that the show is on track to continue performances as usual tomorrow. (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, Starring Paul Alexander Nolan and Kelli Barrett, Extends at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Bay Street Theater recently announced that MY FAIR LADY will be extended through September 4 due to popular demand. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/21/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/21/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/22
by - Aug 22, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/21/2016. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: August 22-28, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 22, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of August 22-28, 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe Lead RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, are to head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 21, 2016

For over fifty years, the beautiful voice of Carol Lawrence has filled our hearts. No one will capture the love, yearning, and heart break of Maria, the doomed heroine in WEST SIDE STORY, better than the actress who originated the role: Carol Lawrence. Joining Rob and Kevin from her home in California, Carol talks about the power of WEST SIDE STORY, what it was like working with Jerome Robbins, and how the theatre still has the power to heal all souls! (more...)

MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews to Play Brisbane and Melbourne Following Sydney Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

Producers John Frost and Opera Australia's Lyndon Terracini are thrilled to announce today that Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady directed by Julie Andrews will play seasons in Brisbane and Melbourne following the Sydney season at the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House. (more...)

BWW TV: He's There (X4)! SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE - 'The Phantom of the Opera' Edition!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 20, 2016

The beauty of a long-running Broadway show is being able to see an iconic role portrayed by more than just one star. Today, BroadwayWorld is continuing our SHOWTUNE SHUFFLE series with a Broadway classic. Below, watch as three Phantoms seduce four Christines into their lairs from start to finish. Click below to watch Ali Ewoldt, Julia Udine, Mary Michael Patterson, Samantha Hill, Laird Mackintosh, Jeremy Strolle and Peter Joback trade off the melody and strut all over the Bryant Park stage! (more...)

BWW Interview: From Miserable to Strange- Meet Broadway Veteran and STRANGER THINGS Star Gaten Matarazzo!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 20, 2016

He has stormed the barricade in LES MISERABLES. He has worked his best Aussie accent in PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT. Now this Broadway baby is getting a little bit strange on Netflix. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Cirkus in Stockholm Prepares To Welcome THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2016

True to its name, the 1,650-seat Cirkus in Stockholm, built in the 1830s, was originally a venue for circus performances. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Sierra Boggess Arrives In Paris To Star In THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

School's out for Sierra Boggess as she bids adieu to SCHOOL OF ROCK and preps to star as Christine Daae when The Phantom of the Opera begins performances in Paris. (more...)

George Maguire and Dominic Andersen Sign on for GODSPELL Gala
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Olivier Award winner George Maguire (one of the original three West End Billy Elliotts) and Rocky Horror star Dominic Andersen are to join the starry line-up for the sold-out concert production of Godspell at St. Paul's Church in Covent Garden on Tuesday 30 and Wednesday 31 August. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: Michael Crawford Commemorates 30th Anniversary THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's First Rehearsal
by Michael Dale - Aug 18, 2016

Check out a wonderful vintage photo of Michael Crawford and the mask. (more...)

Michael Halling and Samantha Hill to Lead THE MOUSETRAP at Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

The 90th anniversary season of The Cape Playhouse wraps up with Agatha Christie's mystery classic, The Mousetrap.  Directed by Pamela Hunt, it runs August 23 - September 3. Press night is set for Tuesday, August 23 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Wendi Peters to Star in WONDERLAND at The Bristol Hippodrome Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

TV and West End star Wendi Peters, much loved for her acclaimed portrayal of Cilla Battersby-Brown in Coronation Street, will headline the upcoming 2017 UK tour of Wonderland as Queen of Hearts alongside musical theatre favourite Dave Willetts, who has previously starred in tours of South Pacific, 42nd Street and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, as White Rabbit. (more...)

Wendi Peters, Dave Willetts and Kerry Ellis to Head Down the Rabbit Hole in WONDERLAND UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Wonderland is an enchanting musical adaptation of Lewis Carroll's Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, with a huge heart, a medley of magic and a whole lot of wonder. (more...)

UK Tour of WONDERLAND Announces Casting
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Producer Kevin McCollum
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 15, 2016

On Monday, August 15, the Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony-winning producer Kevin McCollum. Best known for producing Broadway mega-hits RENT, AVENUE Q, and, IN THE HEIGHTS, McCollum is also know for taking chances on smaller shows and shepherding them to Broadway. He brought THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Broadway in 2006--it would go on to win five Tony Awards--and [TITLE OF SHOW] to Broadway in 2009. (more...)

VIDEO: Four Seasons Meets Nine Lives as CATS Serenades JERSEY BOYS
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2016

After JERSEY BOYS welcomed their new neighbors with a Doo-Wop arrangement of 'Memory,' the Nine Lives set returned the favor. (more...)

LADIES IN BLACK Returns with National Tour in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

?Queensland Theatre Company has announced that the critically acclaimed, smash hit and Helpmann-Award winning musical Ladies in Black will tour nationally in early 2017, opening in Sydney on January 3 for its premiere season in the city in which the story is based. The show will then return for an encore season to Brisbane from January 28, before another encore season in Melbourne from February 25, and to Canberra from March 27. (more...)

BWW Interview: Thomas James O'Leary Directs NEXT TO NORMAL
by Don Grigware - Aug 15, 2016

Thomas James O'Leary's recent directing credits include Flim Flam: Houdini and the Hereafter, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Nine, Dusty de los Santos, The Debut of Georgia, A Horse with a View, and currently Sunday in the Park with George. Thomas is best known for his three-year run (over 1,000 performances) in the title role of Broadway's longest-running musical, The Phantom of the Opera. Other acting credits include Miss Saigon (Broadway original cast), Les Miserables (First National original cast), Chess (First National), You Never Can Tell (Yale Rep), Last Sunday in June (Century Center), Travels with My Aunt (Colony Theatre), and Take Me Out (LA Weekly Award, Celebration Theatre).   (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 8/14/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 8/14/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 8/15
by - Aug 15, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 8/14/2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2016

Bruce Yeko is one of the most fascinating men in show business. If it wasn't for Bruce we wouldn't have the original cast recordings of such musicals as THE BAKER'S WIFE, IN TROUSERS, PRETTYBELLE, and countless other musicals that no commercial record company would have produced. Selling off his massive baseball card collection, Bruce used those funds to  produce over 300 cast recordings, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. (more...)

BWW TV: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Brings Broadway Classics to Bryant Park!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 13, 2016

This week's final installment included a performance by the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera, including: Laird Mackintosh, Ali Ewoldt, and Jordan Donica. Watch highlights below, as they perform 'The Phantom of the Opera,' 'The Music of the Night,' and 'All I Ask of You.' (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL to Spread Christmas Cheer to 36 Cities on 2016 Holiday Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

ETworks Presentations, LLC and WarnerBros. Theatre Ventures are thrilled to announce that the Broadway musical ELF will perform across the country once again this holiday season beginning in November 2016. (more...)

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