Monday, May 23, 2016

Broadway Grosses: The Great White Way Celebrates Another Record-Breaking Year as Attendance & Grosses Reach All-Time High by Ryan McPhee

The 2015-16 Broadway season ended on May 22, marking yet another record-breaking year. Attendance was up by 1.6% and grosses were up by 0.6% from the 2014-15 season, bringing in a total of 1…

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

Starter’s orders for West End Fun Run with Les Mis, Phantom and Kinky Boots by Matthew Hemley

Cast members from shows including Les Miserables, The Phantom of the Opera and Kinky Boots will take to the streets of London

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

In the Wings: From Backstage to Front of House, The Phantom of the Opera Stage Family by Lindsey Sullivan

The Phantom of the Opera has been captivating audiences on the Great White Way since it opened on January 26, 1988. From the powerhouses making the curtain rise and chandelier fall to that f…

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Monday, May 16, 2016

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Michael Crawford in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1988 by Michael Dale

Before taking on the title role in Andrew Lloyd Webber's international smash, Crawford was best known for his physical comedy.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Michael Crawford Sings from THE GO-BETWEEN!

The countdown is officially on for Michael Crawford's highly-anticipated stage return in THE GO-BETWEEN! The production opens on May 27th at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in L…

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Monday, May 9, 2016

David Langham & Chris Cowley Will Join Les Miserables in the West End by Ryan McPhee

The West End company of Les Miserables is about to welcome a new innkeeper and revolutionary. Joining the cast next month are David Langham as Thenardier and Chris Cowley as Enjolras. The tw…

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Saturday, May 7, 2016

Five Reasons To See: The Phantom Of the Opera by Danny Coleman-Cooke

By Danny Coleman-Cooke This week, we headed down to the West End to check out The Phantom of the Opera, which is still pulling in huge crowds 30 years since it opened. Here’s our top five …

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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Fun Home’s Rebecca Luker on Her Unexpected Broadway Return, Living with Tevye & Never Playing ‘Mean or Weird' by

Rebecca Luker on returning to Broadway in Fun Home, getting her start on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera and what it's like living with Tevye from Fiddler on the Roof.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

Hamilton, Waitress, American Psycho & More Shows Set for 2016 Stars In The Alley by Lindsey Sullivan

Hamilton, Waitress and American Psycho are just some of the shows that will be participating in this year's Stars in the Alley. As previously reported, the event is scheduled to take pla…

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Saturday, April 30, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/30/16- INTO THE WOODS by Stage Tube

Today in 2002, the first Broadway revival of Into the Woods opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen …

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Friday, April 22, 2016

West End Star Gina Beck on What Wicked's Glinda & Phantom's Christine Would Think of Her Role in Show Boat by Matt Wolf

Gina Beck has taken over leading roles in Wicked (as Glinda in the West End and also the U.S. tour) and The Phantom of the Opera (as Christine), but at long last the performer is opening a L…

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Photo Flash: PHANTOM's James Barbour Hosts BC/EFA Benefit at Birdland by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the cast of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera singing the music of Frank Wildhorn on Sunday, April 10. BroadwayWorld has photos…

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

15 Minutes With Norm Lewis by Matthew Wexler

Broadway star Norm Lewis heads to New Jersey to perform with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 16. The program’s headliner has garnered critical and audience acclaim and…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Richard Jordan: When is the right time to revamp a musical? by Richard Jordan

Over the past couple of months I have revisited two great long-running musicals: Les Miserables on Broadway, and The Phantom of the Opera on tour in Toronto. Both

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour's Chris Mann to Release New Album by BroadwayWorld

CHRIS MANN, Christina Aguilera's classically-trained finalist from NBC's The Voice and current star of The Phantom of the Opera North American Tour, is set to release his sophomore full-leng…

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HAMILTON Goes Gold; Who Else?

It was announced pre-show last night that HAMILTON reached another milestone, as the musical's cast album officially went Gold (sales of 500k in the United States). That's a *gr…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Interview: Norm Lewis on Singing with the NJSO, ‘Scandal’, and His Penchant for Starring in Unusual Romances by Jose Solis

Norm Lewis has done it all, from big Disney musicals, to Shakespeare in the Park and of course Phantom where he made audiences swoon like never before. His impressive voice, charm and versat…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

See How She Shines! Rebecca Luker Comes to the Fun Home on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue, Rebecca Luker! The Tony nominee is set to join the Broadway cast of Fun Home as Helen Bechdel from April 5 through May 22. Original cast member and Tony…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Broadway Fashion Staples by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots is celebrating its third anniversary. Those signature red boots have become a Broadway beacon, not unlike the mask in The Phantom of the Opera…

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

BWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary Classics by Alexa Spiegel

In a time where source material is a controversial topic, many people state that there have been a lack of original ideas for Broadway shows. Recently, movie adaptations have been the newest…

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Bid To Conduct THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Exit Music and Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS by Michael Dale

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers a chance to sit in the orchestra pit for a performance and them conduct the majestic exit music.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 3/28

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending …

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

BioPix: Sierra Boggess Finds Peace in the Day, Before Rocking Her Nights by #cota

BioPix is a new series by Center On The Aisle (#COTA), offering an inside look at the life of Broadway stars — curated by Broadway stars — through their own photos. By Steve Sch…

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Paul Slade Smith to Step In for Kelsey Grammer in Finding Neverland on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Believe! Paul Slade Smith will take over for Kelsey Grammer when the Emmy winner departs Finding Neverland on April 3. The Audience Choice Award-winning musical is playing at th…

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The Phantom of the Opera's Michele McConnell Shows Off Beauty Products, Fan Gifts & a Faceplant Pic by

The Phantom of the Opera's Michele McConnell reveals how she takes off Carlotta's abundant eye-makeup and a secret weapon that gives her a kick on a two-show day.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Welcome Pair of Principals to Broadway Company by BroadwayWorld

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Har…

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Broadway Vet Rebecca Eichenberger & Grammy Winner John Easterlin Tapped for Phantom on Broadway by

Please, Monsieur: another Giry! Rebecca Eichenberger is set to take on the role of the mysterious ballet mistress in The Phantom of the Opera on April 4. Also joining the company of Broadway…

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

VIDEO: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Jeremy Hays Conducts a 25-Minute Backstage Tour of The Majestic Theatre by Michael Dale

The dashing Raoul takes viewers backstage and reveals secrets of the production's 28-year history.

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Tune In Tonight for Jeremy Hays' Live Backstage Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! by BroadwayWorld

Let the Broadway production's Raoul take you 'past the point of no return' with an exclusive backstage tour at the Majestic Theatre during THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's latest Facebook Live eve…

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