The Phantom of the Opera

Musical - Original

Majestic Theatre

  • First Preview: January 9, 1988
  • Opening Date: January 26, 1988
  • Closing Date: Currently Running
  • Previews: 16
  • Performances: 11159 as of November 23, 2014

Book: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Richard Stilgoe

Music: Andrew Lloyd Webber

Lyrics: Charles Hart

Synopsis

Based on the novel Le Fantome de L'Opera by Gaston Leroux, Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical depicts a disfigured musical genius who haunts the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera and exerts strange control over a lovely young soprano.

 

Opening Night Cast · Current Cast

Michael Crawford in The Phantom of the Opera Michael Crawford The Phantom of the Opera
Sarah Brightman in The Phantom of the Opera Sarah Brightman Christine Daaé
Steve Barton Raoul
Judy Kaye in The Phantom of the Opera Judy Kaye Carlotta Guidicelli
Cris Groenendaal in The Phantom of the Opera Cris Groenendaal Monsieur André
Nick Wyman in The Phantom of the Opera Nick Wyman Monsieur Firmin
Leila Martin Madame Giry
David Romano Ubaldo Piangi
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Opening Night Production Credits

Richard Stilgoe Richard Stilgoe Book
Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber Book
Andrew Lloyd Webber Andrew Lloyd Webber Music
Charles Hart Charles Hart Lyrics
Richard Stilgoe Richard Stilgoe Additional Lyrics
Harold Prince Harold Prince Director
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Awards


Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Michael Crawford Winner
1988 Outstanding Actress in a Musical Sarah Brightman Nominee
1988 Outstanding Choreography Gillian Lynne Nominee
1988 Outstanding Costume Design Maria Björnson Winner
1988 Outstanding Director of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1988 Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical Judy Kaye Nominee
1988 Outstanding Lighting Design Andrew Bridge Winner
1988 Outstanding Music Andrew Lloyd Webber Winner
1988 Outstanding Musical   Nominee
1988 Outstanding Orchestrations Andrew Lloyd Webber
David Cullen
Winner
1988 Outstanding Set Design Maria Björnson Winner

New York Drama Critics' Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Best Musical Andrew Lloyd Webber
Charles Hart
Richard Stilgoe
Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Outstanding Actor in a Musical Michael Crawford Winner
1988 Outstanding Costume Design   Winner
1988 Outstanding Lighting Design Andrew Bridge Winner
1988 Outstanding New Broadway Musical   Winner
1988 Outstanding Set Design   Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1988 Actor in a Musical Michael Crawford Winner
1988 Book of a Musical Richard Stilgoe
Andrew Lloyd Webber
Nominee
1988 Choreography Gillian Lynne Nominee
1988 Costume Design (Play or Musical) Maria Björnson Winner
1988 Direction of a Musical Harold Prince Winner
1988 Featured Actress in a Musical Judy Kaye Winner
1988 Lighting Design (Play or Musical) Andrew Bridge Winner
1988 Musical   Winner
1988 Original Score Andrew Lloyd Webber
Charles Hart
Richard Stilgoe
Nominee
1988 Scenic Design (Play or Musical) Maria Björnson Winner

Grosses

Week Ending Week # This Week Gross
Potential Gross
Diff $ Avg Ticket
Top Ticket
Seats Sold
Seats in Theatre
Perfs
(Prev)
% Cap
This Week
Diff %
Cap
Nov. 23, 2014 26 $676,699
$1,514,575
-$38,432 $81.87
$200.00
8266
1605
8
0
64.38% -1.43%
Nov. 16, 2014 25 $715,131
$1,514,575
-$5,837 $84.63
$200.00
8450
1605
8
0
65.81% -2.02%
Nov. 9, 2014 24 $720,968
$1,514,575
-$3,354 $82.77
$200.00
8710
1605
8
0
67.83% -1.08%
Nov. 2, 2014 23 $724,322
$1,514,575
- $81.86
$200.00
8848
1605
8
0
68.91% -
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Totals

Last 4 Weeks
  $2,837,120
$6,058,300
  $82.78 34274
51360
32
0
66.73 %  
Cumulative
  $983,284,296
$937,162,091
  $60.55
$201.25
16357811
17972121
11159
16
91.02 %  
 
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