Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber
Lyrics by Charles Hart
Book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber
Directed by Harold Prince
Cast: James Barbour, Ali Ewoldt, Jordan Donica, Laird Mackintosh, Craig Bennett, Michele McConnell, John Easterlin, Kara Klein, Linda Balgord
Musical Staging and Choreography: Gillian Lynne
Production Design: Maria Bjornson
Lights: Andrew Bridge
Sound: Martin Levan
First Performance January 9, 1988
Opening January 26, 1988
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
The musical opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, and there have been dozens of productions worldwide since then. Now in its 29th record-breaking year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End, after more than 11,000 performances.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s mesmerizing score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night.