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The longest-running show in Broadway history!
Phantom of the Opera
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s International Award-Winning Musical Directed by Harold Prince
PREMIERES AT DPAC NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 20, 2009
TICKETS ON SALE NOW! GREAT SEATS STILL REMAIN!
Durham , NC- Sept 14- 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, beginning Thursday, November 26th through December 20th. The press opening night is Saturday, November 28th at 8:00pm. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Sept 18 at 10 am 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. Group orders of 15 or more save big by calling 919-281-0587.
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 will play Thursday, November 26 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.