The Phantom of the Opera 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 Majestic Theatre is located at 245 West 44th Street in Midtown Manhattan. It has been a Shubert Organization owned and operated theater since it was purchased by the Shubert brothers during the Great Depression. It is one of the largest Broadway theaters, seating more than 1,600 guests. Through the years, the Majestic Theatre has hosted some of the most beloved musicals including Carousel, The Wiz, South Pacific, and 42nd Street. The theater has made an appearance in film and television shows including The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,The Apartment, and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.
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 Show 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).
On average, a ticket to see Phantom of the Opera in New York City will likely run fans around $125.
Phantom of the Opera in New York City Dates
Phantom of the Opera opened at Broadway’s Majestic Theater in New York City on January 26, 1988 and is playing indefinitely with no scheduled closing date.
Phantom of the Opera in New York City Performance Times
Phantom of the Opera is playing in New York City six days a week with the theater dark on Sundays. See below for a typical weekly schedule of performances:
- Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday: 8:00pm
- Tuesday: 7:00pm
- Thursday & Saturday Matinee: 2:00pm