The Phantom of the Opera is a popular musical which was composed by Lloyd Webber in 1986 that is based on an old novel by a French Author, Gaston Lroux assited by Richard Stilgoe. The lyrics to the famous musical were written by Charles Hart, and Richard Stilgoe. The musical is currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, and it has been performed in numerous locations across Europe and in America. The original novel was first published in 1909 as a serialization, and it did not perform well in terms of sales. In fact, it went out of print a number of times in the twentieth century. However, various stage adaptations and films based on the book have actually overshadowed the book, and The Phantom of the Opera 1986 musical is the most successful stage adaptation based on the novel.
Facts About The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera musical opened in 1986 in the West End, and it won the Oliver Award in the same year. The popular musical also opened on Broadway in the year 1988 and went ahead to win the Tony Awards in the same year as the best musical. The main title role in the musical also won the Best Performance by an actor award at both events in 1986 and 1988. The musical also boasts of being the longest-running show on Broadway, with the 10,000th performance being celebrated in February, 2012 on Broadway. The musical also boasts of being the second longest running musical in the West End, as well as the third longest running show in the West End. In fact, it can be said that The Phantom of the Opera is the most successful theatre show, with overall box office sales of more than $5.1 billion worldwide. The central theme in The Phantom of the Opera is based around Christine Daae, a beautiful opera soprano who is the obsession of a man who coaches her at the opera. The girl falls in love with another man and the obsessed man begins to terrorize the opera house as a phantom. The Phantom of the Opera has been performed in many cities including New York, London, Paris, Berlin, and Las Vegas.