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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Coming to Broward Center Next Month

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group present their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, currently on sale for the premiere Fort Lauderdale, FL, engagement at Broward Center for the Performing Arts. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast onstage!

Cooper Grodin portrays the man behind the mask, 'The Phantom,' with Julia Udine as 'Christine Daaé,' Ben Jacoby as 'Raoul,' Jacquelynne Fontaine as 'Carlotta Giudicelli,' Brad Oscar as 'Monsieur Firmin,' Edward Staudenmayer as 'Monsieur André,' Linda Balgord as 'Madame Giry,' Frank Viveros as 'Ubaldo Piangi' and Hannah Florence as 'Meg Giry'.

Beginning November 25, Chris Mann will make his theatrical national tour debut as 'The Phantom,' with Katie Travis as 'Christine Daaé,' Storm Lineberger as 'Raoul,' David Benoit as 'Monsieur Firmin,' Anne Kanengeiser as 'Madame Giry' and Morgan Cowling as 'Meg Giry.'

The Ensemble includes Adam Bashian, Krista Buccellato (beginning Nov 25), Nick Cartell, Dan Debenport, Amy Decker, Mark Emerson, David Foley, Jr., Celia Hottenstein, Christopher M. Howard, Merritt David Janes, Edward Juvier, Ted Keener, Luke Lazzaro, Jay Lusteck, Katie McCreary, Grace Morgan, Christy Morton, Lindsay O'Neil, Quinto Ott, Eric Ruiz, Allan Snyder and Marguerite Willbanks. The Corps de Ballet includes Christina Dooling (beginning Nov 25), Sarah DeBiase (beginning Dec 8), Anjelica Bette Fellini, Ramona Kelley, Abigail Mentzer, Lily Rose Peck, Alexandra Pernice, Tara Sweeney and Micki Weiner.

This new production of The Phantom of the Opera is directed by Laurence Connor (the 25th Anniversary production of LES MISERABLES now on Broadway) with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Bjo?rnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. The Phantom of the Opera has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantome de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

To purchase tickets, visit www.browardcenter.org, call 1-800-745-3000 or visit the Box Office at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 201 SW Fifth Avenue, Ft Lauderdale, FL, 33312. Ticket prices start at $34.75.

Photo Credit: Matthew Murphy

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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Coming to Broward Center Next Month
Cooper Grodin as The Phantom and Julia Udine as Christine

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Coming to Broward Center Next Month
Julia Udine as Christine and Cooper Grodin as The Phantom

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Coming to Broward Center Next Month
The company performs 'Masquerade'

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Coming to Broward Center Next Month
Julia Udine as Christine and Ben Jacoby as Raoul

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Coming to Broward Center Next Month
Linda Balgord as Madame Giry



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