Nov 24, 2009

The Phantom of the Opera Opens Thursday, November 26th.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera Opens Thurs, Nov. 26th.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The longest-running show in Broadway history!

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s International Award-Winning Musical

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

OPENS THANKSGIVING DAY AT DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Durham , N.C. - Nov. 23 - The Cameron Mackintosh/Really Useful Theatre Company, Inc. production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, premieres at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center, begins Thursday, November 26th and runs through December 20th. Tickets are on sale now and are available at the DPAC box office, online at DPACnc.com, by calling 919.680.2787, or all Ticketmaster outlets. Ticket prices range from $25 to $82.

Groups save big! Bring a group of 15 or more to receive a 15 percent discount and complimentary tickets. DPAC can entertain your family during Thanksgiving with 20% off and complimentary tickets for family groups of just 10 or more. Special pricing is also available for student, military and senior groups. Group savings apply to all performances excluding Saturday nights. Groups save by calling 919-281-0587 for tickets to this amazing musical.

With worldwide grosses estimated at over $5 billion, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the most successful entertainment venture of the twentieth century, surpassing such blockbuster films as Titanic, Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park and Star Wars. The winner of seven Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been seen by over 80 million people in 124 cities in 25 countries. Worldwide, the show consistently plays to larger audiences and in longer engagements than any other musical in history. On January 9, 2006, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA became the longest-running show in Broadway history surpassing Cats’ record-holding run of 7,485 performances. The show celebrated an unprecedented milestone on January 26, 2008 when it reached its twentieth anniversary on Broadway.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme 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.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA had its world premiere on October 9, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London, winning every major British theatre award including the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards. The New York production opened on January 26, 1988 with a then-record advance of $18 million. The musical went on to sweep the 1988 Tony Awards, winning seven, including Best Musical. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA also won seven Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. The original London cast recording was the first in British musical history to enter the charts at number one. It has since gone both gold and platinum in Britain and the United States, selling over 25 million copies.

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA opens Thursday, November 26 and runs through Sunday, December 20.  The Durham engagement of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is a subscription offering of the SunTrust Broadway Series. Visit the official THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA website at www.thephantomoftheopera.com.

Thu, Nov 26 - Sun, Dec 20, 2009

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