Based on the French novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera opened in London’s West End in 1986, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Weber, lyrics by Charles Hart, and script by Lloyd Weber co-written with Richard Stilgoe. It instantly captivated audience and has won several has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony’s on Broadway and four Olivier Awards in the West End.
After bringing Phantom of the Opera in its sensational Philippine debut in 2012, PLDT Home and its mobile services arm Smart Communications are once again presenting the world’s most popular musical as it makes its long-awaited return that started on February 20, 2019 at The Theatre at Solaire in Parañaque City.
What makes this classic so endearing that it has become the longest running show in Broadway history, surpassing Cats?
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as the Phantom who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House. Captivated by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. But of course, Christine is in love with someone else—Raoul—and the scene is set for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide. And we are all fascinated by such tropes.
It’s not easy capturing lightning in a bottle, but somehow producers of The Phantom of the Opera around the world have made sure the staging of this classic is the same everywhere else as it has been on Broadway.
“Phantom is undoubtedly a musical masterpiece. We are very excited to be able to bring the show back to Manila for its many faithful fans, as well as for those who have never had the chance to see this legendary show,” said James Cundall, the Chief Executive Officer of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions and producers of the Asian tour of the production, which also visits Singapore and Kuala Lumpur.
The Magical Touch of Andrew Lloyd Webber
No other composer can boast of the kind of success that Lloyd Webber has had. Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Twilight Express, Cats, and a host of other well-loved theater classics benefited from the brilliant scoring of Lloyd Webber. He is regarded as the most commercially successful composer in history. And we are still humming his songs to this day.
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