Why Watch The Phantom of the Opera
Based on the 1910 French novel "Le Fantôme de l'Opéra" by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway’s longest-running hit. Loved by critics and audiences alike, the show has been stunning viewers since its debut in 1988. With an award-winning musical score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, the show’s songs and music have become a pivotal part of Broadway history. Witness iconic performances from the magnificent James Barbour and the charming Ali Ewoldt, and prepare to be captivated by suspense and romance.
A haunting yet beautiful story, The Phantom of the Opera revolves around gorgeous soprano, Christine Daaé. A rising star, Christine takes the help of the Phantom, a musical genius who composes operas for her to practice. Lonely and deeply romantic, the Phantom, becomes obsessed with his love for Christine. When she begins seeing another man, the Phantom grows furious, terrorizing the opera house. A dark and mysterious love story, find out where Christine’s heart leads her.
Opera fans | Romantic tragedy | First-time theatergoers
“Phantom still delivers the goods! Judging by sheer invention, emotional punch and onstage talent, the venerable blockbuster still beats out almost all of the shipper snappers currently on Broadway. Maria Bjornson's flamboyant gothic design and Harold Prince's fantastical staging still have the gleam of finely polished professionalism.”
– The New York Times
“It's gorgeous nonsense to look at, and in director Joel Schumacher's hands, "Phantom" emerges as one of those queer works of art that actually improve somehow as they get tackier and more removed from the original.”
– Washington Post
Know Before You Go
Suitable for ages 8 and up. Children under 4 will not be admitted.
The theatre has a seating capacity of 1645. For tips on how to choose the best seats, you can refer to our Majestic Theatre Seating Chart Guide.
Strictly prohibited. If you'd like to grab a meal before or after the show, check out our guide to the 30 Best Restaurants in the Theater District.
Smart and casual wear is recommended. Keep in mind, the theatre is air conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.
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