The Phantom of the Opera
See the most popular and successful of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical.
The Succcess of the Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera is the jewel in the crown of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Really Useful Group's copyrights. It is estimated that over 52 million people have seen the show world-wide and i n December 1999 The Phantom of the Opera was hailed as the most successful show of the century following the news that worldwide box office sales had topped $3 billion. A spokesperson for the Really Useful Company Production Company said that this meant, "the Phantom's box office revenues are higher than any film or stage play in history, including blockbusters like Titanic, ET and Star Wars." Lloyd Webber's musical Cats, which has worldwide box office sales of around $2 billion, is the second most successful theatre production.
The musical Phantom of the Opera opened at Her Majesty's Theatre on 9 October 1986 and since then it has been shown in 110 cities in 20 countries to over 70 million people - grossing over £1.6 billion. The musical has won over 50 major theatre awards, including seven Tony's on Broadway and three Olivier Awards in the West End including for 'Best Musical' and, at the 2002 Awards, the 'Audience Award for Most Popular Show'
The Story of the Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera is adapted from Gaston Leroux's novel written in 1911 of the same name. Set in 1870 Paris, this is a love story between a disfigured musical genius and his young protege. The Phantom trains his protege - Christine to become the star of the operas shown within the opera house, eventually falling in love with her. His jealosy knows no bounds with the arrival of his protege's childhood sweetheart.
The Phantom of the Opera is a riveting story with a very powerful atmosphere - a gothic love story and a show not to be missed.
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