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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

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Paris Theatre Cancels Opening of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Following a fire on Sunday morning at the Mogador Theatre, the opening of The Phantom of the Opera - or, when in Paris, Fantome de l'Opera - has been cancelled. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, October 26 through December 31
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????All the romance, glitz and glamour of the roaring 20s pour into The Marriott Theatre this fall with one of the most beloved and celebrated musicals of all time, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, previewing October 26 through December 31, with a press opening November 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring a glorious score by Nacio Herb Brown, lyrics by Arthur Freed, and book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN is the light-hearted spoof of frantic Hollywood as the advent of sound revolutionizes the movie industry. Joined by four-time Jeff Award winning Choreographer Tammy Mader (42nd Street and My One and Only at The Marriott Theatre) and Musical Director Ryan T. Nelson, Director William Brown cannot wait to bring the iconic musical's high power, toe-tapping energy to life on stage in this splashy adaptation of the beloved Oscar-winning MGM film. (more...)

Bass Performance Hall Confirms Musicians' Strike Will Not Impact THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The highly touted The Phantom of the Opera arrives at Bass Performance Hall on Oct. 20 and runs through Oct. 30. The show is part of a national tour by a Broadway company and will be locally presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth, which owns and operates Bass Hall. (more...)

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record-Setting $782,081 for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

A stunning fall day set the perfect stage September 30, 2016, as Broadway fans searched for endless theatre treasures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which raised a record $782,081 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/25/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/25/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/26
by - Sep 26, 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 9/25/2016. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY, STRICTLY BALLROOM, MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS and More Set for Mirvish Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

David Mirvish has announced the 17 shows in the 2016 - 2017 Mirvish Theatre Season.  There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series, and seven bonus shows not on subscription. (more...)

Rob Guest Endowment Committee Announces Finalists for 2016 Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

The Rob Guest Endowment Committee is delighted to announce the 2016 Rob Guest Endowment Grand Final Concert will take place on Monday 14 November at the Sydney Lyric Theatre. The concert will be a night of exhilarating musical entertainment as six young musical theatre artist perform live and compete to win the $20,000 cash prize in this grand final event. Supported by a live professional orchestra, they will perform alongside some of Australia's most loved stars as the industry come together for an incredible night not to be missed. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: September 26-October 2, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 26, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of September 26-October 2, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Amped Up for Tonight's Debate with Broadway for Hillary Music Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 26, 2016

In anticipation of the first Presidential Debate tonight, Broadway for Hillary has released a music video featuring Broadway performers singing stage classics with a pro-Hillary twist! (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA 30th Anniversary Performance Releases Tickets for Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

On Monday 10 October, the West End production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical 'The Phantom of the Opera', at the Her Majesty's Theatre, celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a very special charity gala performance in aid of The Music in Secondary Schools Trust. Tickets are on sale now via Her Majesty's Theatre Box Office. (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Actor Ed Dixon
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 25, 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: Two internet goodies! (more...)

Ryan Silverman to Co-Star with Melissa Errico in Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that Ryan Silverman will be co-starring with pal Melissa Errico in the Irish Rep's upcoming production of FINIAN'S RAINBOW! The actor announced the news that he'd be joining the production last night at Errico's Feinstein's/54 Below concert (in which he was a guest star).  (more...)

Andrew Samonksy, Jason Graae, Beverly Ward and More to Star in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Concert at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

The 2015-16 Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company concludes with a concert presentation of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Anthony Lee Medina and More in IN THE HEIGHTS at TUTS
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In The Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, kicking off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season now. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 9/23/2016
by BWW - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 9/23/2016. (more...)

Javier Munoz, Mandy Gonzalez, Will Chase, Ben Vereen and More Join Sunday's Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district this Sunday, September 25, 2016, for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Ramin Karimloo to Return to Broadway as 'Gleb' in ANASTASIA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The producers of the new musical Anastasia, opening on Broadway on April 24, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), have just announced that Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will star as Gleb. (more...)

There's a New Glamour Cat in Town! Mamie Parris to Succeed Leona Lewis as 'Grizabella' in CATS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that Broadway veteran Mamie Parris will assume the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at CIRKUS
by Isa Ponturo - Sep 22, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic 'The Phantom of the Opera' is one of the most successful pieces of theatre and entertainment of all time and continues to captivate audiences all over the world. The first Swedish production in the late 80's was a huge success so this revival was very anticipated by the old and the new generations of Swedish theatre-goers. I heard someone in the audience say that it was like visiting an old friend after almost 30 years. (more...)

BWW Review: Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Album
by Nicole Ackman - Sep 21, 2016

In her latest Broadway album, legendary diva Barbra Streisand teams up with a plethora of Hollywood's brightest stars from Daisy Ridley to Chris Pine. The album is full of Broadway classics like 'Pure Imagination,' 'Losing My Mind,' and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain.' The fact that Streisand impresses with her delightful humor and powerful vocals is no surprise; it is the stars' performances like Anne Hathaway and Melissa McCarthy that are unexpected. Many of the songs include some dialogue, which adds to its feel as a true theatre album. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Sondheim's Screenplay & MacFarlane's TV Show
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 21, 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: Stephen & Seth! (more...)

Five Broadway Stars Announce Performances at Neil Berg's 100 Years of Hollywood at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Following the enthusiastic response to Neil Berg's hit Broadway revue 100 Years of Broadway, creator Neil Berg returns with an all new show, Neil Berg's 100 Years of Hollywood, a musical revue of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's greatest movie musicals and classic films. This highly anticipated engagement features a dazzling cast of five Broadway stars accompanied by an all-star New York band and is set to perform at the Fox Theatre on Sunday, November 6 at 3 p.m.  (more...)

BWW Review: GOAT's JEKYLL & HYDE Is Sexy, but Safe High-Quality Theatre
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2016

Throughout all of human history, there has been something sexy and intoxicating about the fine line between good and evil; the dangerous desire to understand it, to conquer it, to control it. The Greater Orlando Actors' Theatre production of the musical JEKYLL & HYDE, running through Sunday, September 25th at the home of Central Florida Community Arts, ably captures the alluring sexuality of this temptation, but is never able to realize the innate danger that accompanies it. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Anita Louise Combe Sings 'Back To Before' from RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Sep 20, 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, head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre. Click below to watch Anita Louise Combe, as Mother, singing RAGTIME's 'Back To Before' in the recording studio! (more...)


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Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, on Saturday 17 September opened the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford(The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 9/18/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 9/18/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 9/19
by - Sep 19, 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 9/18/2016. (more...)

RAGTIME Releases Its First Picture - Meet Coalhouse Walker Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Ako Mitchell stars as Harlem musician Coalhouse Walker Jr., one of the central characters in the musical 'Ragtime'. This stunning new actor-musician version, with a cast led by West End and Broadway stars EARL CARPENTER and  ANITA LOUISE COMB, will follow critically acclaimed 'Titanic' as the second in-house production at Charing Cross Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

The limited engagement of How to Be an American! will play 10 performances only through September 25, 2016 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Opening Night was last night, September 18 at 7:00 p.m., and BroadwayWorld has photos from the curtain call and festivities below (more...)

THE ENSEMBLIST's Mo Brady Pens Open Letter Following Cameron Mackintosh's Memo to Understudies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Navigating social media use by performers is new territory for the live entertainment world, but rules and regulations are starting crop up for the theatre crowd. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN Opens at Saint Peter's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, on Saturday 17 September opened the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford(The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Stage, Screen Star and 'Broadway Stories' Host Todd Buonopane
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 18, 2016

Get out your calendars as Rob, Kevin and special guest Todd Buonopane, host of the amazing podcast Broadway Stories, sit down and discuss all the shows slated to open in the 2016-2017 Season. From plays to musicals, revivals to special events, these three folks cover it all! Plus: Donny & Marie's summer stock appearances, the brilliance of The Great Muppet Caper, and Alton Brown's dinner theatre experience!  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/17-9/18/2016
by - Sep 18, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 18, 2016 - Sunday, September 18, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Get Swept Away at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 18, 2016

We are continuing the series with Tai (10), Isabella (11), and Charles (8), who just stopped by the Majestic Theatre to check out The Phantom on the Opera. Curious of what they thought about the show? Find out below! (more...)

Broadway San Jose's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is Spectacular Now Thru Oct. 2
by Linda Hodges - Sep 17, 2016

San Jose opened their season with the reimagined production of Phantom of the Opera. For going on three decades this show has enthralled audience members young and old and has once again captured the minds of Bay Area audience members at the beautiful San Jose Center for the Performing Arts. Playing now through October 2 this dramatically lush musical, featuring our favorite phantom specter, is spectacular. (more...)

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's THE GIRLS Comes to the West End
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Gary Barlow and Tim Firth's new British musical, THE GIRLS, based on the true story, the film and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls, will open in London's West End at the Phoenix Theatre, with performances from 28 January 2017.  Tickets are on sale from 12.00noon today, Friday 16 September 2016.  The West End premiere follows sold-out runs at the Grand Theatre Leeds and the Lowry Salford late 2015/early 2016.  In the West End, the producers have made a commitment to there being no 'premium-rated' seats, no booking fees and reduced price previews.  (more...)

HOW TO BE AN AMERICAN! Starts Tomorrow at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presents the New2NY Series presentation of the new musical How to Be an American!, a political cabaret based on Plunkitt of Tammany Hall-A Series of Very Plain Talks on Very Practical Politics, adapted by T. Cat Ford (The Chaos Trade, Pow'r in the Blood). The limited engagement of How to Be an American! will play 10 performances only, beginning tomorrow, September 17. (more...)

BWW Interview: Actress Gina Beck Teases WEST END BARES
by Marianka Swain - Sep 16, 2016

This is the seventh outing for hotly anticipated annual burlesque show West End Bares, inspired by the Jerry Mitchell-founded Broadway Bares. Leading West End performers come together to entertain - and get their kit off - in order to raise money for The Make A Difference Trust, which works towards a world free from HIV and AIDS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sierra Boggess Sings PHANTOM Songs in French, Chats Playing 'Christine' Ahead of Paris Debut
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

Sierra Boggess will be sharing her glittering vocals with French audiences, starring as Christine Daae in The Phantom of the Opera, beginning performances in Paris on October 13th at Theatre Mogador. Click below to watch Boggess and the cast perform 'All I Ask Of You' and 'Masquerade' in French, plus hear what Boggess had to say about getting back into character! (more...)

Sumire Joins Eric Anthony Lopez in BROADWAY CHRISTMAS WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Full Principal Casting Announced for Broadway Christmas Wonderland in Japan. Japanese Pop Music & Movie Star Sumire joins the previously announced American Idol alum Eric Anthony Lopez (Carmen-West End, The Phantom of the Opera, Broadway's Inspirational Voices) for 'Broadway Christmas Wonderland' set to open at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan in November.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Lee Medina and More in Starry IN THE HEIGHTS at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In The Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, kicking off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season now. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Healthy Kitties! Dr. Barry Kohn Makes Flu Shot 'House Calls' at CATS
by Walter McBride - Sep 15, 2016

It's flu season! Dr. Barry Kohn makes 'house calls,' visiting CATS cast members Sharrod Williams and Georgina Pazcoguin with flu shots backstage to make sure everyone's favorite Cats stay fit and healthy to perform eight times a week at the Neil Simon Theatre on September 14, 2016 in New York City. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

Over 60 Stars Set for 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

More than 60 of your favorite stars of stage and television will come together for one unforgettable day to appear Sunday, September 25, 2016, at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market and Grand Auction, produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Chris Mann and Shoshana Bean to Ring in the Holidays at Moonlight Amphitheatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Guess who's coming to town? Moonlight Cultural Foundation announces the new date for the 'A Classic Christmas' concert featuring vocalists Chris Mann with special guest, Shoshana Bean. Ring in the holidays with these two Broadway powerhouses on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2016 at the Moonlight Amphitheatre in Vista, Calif. (more...)

Cameron Mackintosh Clamps Down on Understudies Tweeting Appearance Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Navigating social media use by performers is new territory for the live entertainment world, but rules and regulations are starting crop up for the theatre crowd. (more...)

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