The world’s most popular musical, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make its UAE debut at Dubai Opera on 16 October 2019 and will run until 9 November 2019.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Play is based on the book by Gaston Leroux.
The musical is partly based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux. The gothic novel is inspired by historical events at Paris Opera House during the nineteenth century.
Theatrical icons and present day stars have starred as the protagonists
The debut of the first ever Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London’s West End on October 9, 1986, and it starred Michael Crawford as the Phantom and Sarah Brightman as Christine.
The Dubai production will see the lead role of The Phantom performed by Jonathan Roxmouth, one of musical theatre’s most exciting talents, alongside female protagonist Christine Daaé, portrayed by rising star Claire Lyon.
Over 40 million copies of the original cast recording have been sold worldwide!
The original cast recording, with more than 40 million copies sold worldwide is the bestselling cast recording of all time and the production has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony Awards on Broadway and four Olivier Awards in London’s West End.
There are some impressive Phantom Phacts
The world-renowned musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber is comprised of 130 members of cast, crew, and orchestra.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is one of the most successful musicals of all time
Since the show’s debut in 1986, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has been seen by 140 million people across 40 countries and 166 cities around the world, with an estimated gross of six billion dollars. The box office revenues are higher than any film or stage play in history, including “Titanic”, “ET”, “Star Wars” and “Avatar”.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA was first adapted into a silent film
Since the novel was published in late March 1910, it’s been adapted multiple times, most notably the 1925 film depiction, and, of course, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Broadway Entertainment Group and DubaiOpera
Chief Executive Officer, Liz Koops has produced shows internationally for over 20 years, and toured productions in 40 countries but there are few destinations in which the debut of a musical theatre classic has been so enthusiastically received as Dubai.
The chandelier weighs a massive one ton!
In the musical, the dazzling replica of the Paris Opera House chandelier is made up of 6,000 beads, consisting of 35 beads to each string. It is three metres wide and weighs a massive one ton! During the musical, the controlled fall of the chandelier makes it look like it’s crashing into the stage!
There are a total of 164 wigs used throughout the production of ONE show!
For each run of The Phantom of the Operashow, there are a total of 164 wigs made fully from human hair.
The Phantom of the Opera is the longest-running show in Broadway history
The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show on Broadway having celebrated an amazing 30 years in 2018.