The Phantom of the Opera in Chicago Details
This iconic musical has stood the test of time, reigning as one of the best-known shows to ever hit Broadway: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. The production remains in its original home at the Majestic Theatre, where it has played over 13,000 performances since its 1988 U.S. premiere, dazzling theater-goers with its spectacular stage elements (the signature haunted chandelier), stellar performances, and a memorable soundtrack that will have you singing “the music of the night.”
The Phantom of the Opera is based on the 1910 French novel by Gaston Leroux and tells the story of Christine, a beautiful opera singer who becomes the desire of a mysterious man who lives beneath the Paris Opera House. The Phantom hides his disfigured face with what has become the image of the musical — the porcelain white half-mask. Christine is torn between her love for Raoul, the opera’s newest patron, and her undeniable attraction to the Phantom. The production features over 200 costumes, striking set props that include a sweeping staircase and subterranean gondola, and a soundtrack featuring world-renowned songs “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” and “Think of Me.”
The Phantom of the Opera has won more than 70 major theater awards. After its 1986 premiere in London, it received the Laurence Olivier award for Best New Musical and Best Actor in a Musical for Michael Crawford. It also received the Olivier award for Most Popular The Phantom of the Opera in 2002. For Phantom’s Broadway run, it received 10 Tony nominations in 1988 and won seven including Best Musical, Best Performance by a Lead Actor, and Best Director (Harold Prince).
Where is The Phantom of the Opera playing in Chicago?
Don't miss the longest-running show in Broadway history, The Phantom of the Opera playing at the Cadillac Palace Theatre while in Chicago.
How much does it cost to see The Phantom of the Opera in Chicago?
The average resale price for a ticket to see The Phantom of the Opera in Chicago is about $88.00 per person.
How long is The Phantom of the Opera?
The Phantom of the Opera is approximately 2hrs, 30mins.