To simply quote the musical, “The Phantom of the Opera is here!” The reimagined production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Broadway classic begins performances in Boston on June 26. The new national tour will play the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center through July 20.
Following an acclaimed sell-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of The Phantom of the Opera arrives in the U.S., featuring a brilliant new set and staging. The story centers on the thrilling love triangle between the mysterious Phantom, Christine and Raoul at the Opera Populaire in Paris. Lloyd Webber’s score includes the beloved songs “Music of the Night,” “Think of Me” and “All I Ask of You.”
The production is directed by Laurence Connor with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, costumes by Maria Bjornson, lighting by Paule Constable and sound design by Mick Potter.
The cast includes Cooper Grodin as The Phantom, Julia Udine as Christine Daaé, Ben Jacoby as Raoul, Jacquelynn Fontaine as Carlotta, Brad Oscar as Monsieur Firmin, Edward Staudenmayer as Monsieur Andre, Linda Balgord as Madame Giry, Frank Viveros as Piangi and Hannah Florence as Meg Giry.
The Phantom of the Opera made its world premiere in London’s West End in 1986, where it still plays today. Lloyd Webber’s musical thriller has been running on Broadway since 1988, where it has grossed over $890 million in ticket sales and recently celebrated its 25th anniversary.