The Phantom will fall for Christine, a young soprano, for the last time on Feb. 13, 2023, The Phantom of the Opera announced on Sept. 16. Since opening on Jan. 26, 1988, the show has recorded over 13,500 performances in Broadway’s Majestic Theater. The Phantom of the Opera currently holds the record for the longest-running production in Broadway history.
Throughout The Phantom of the Opera‘s more than three-decade run, around 6,500 people have found employment in the production of the show, ABC7 News reports. The show will continue to run in London and Australia.
In its wake, the 1996 revival of Chicago will have a chance to achieve the record for the longest-running production in Broadway history. Chicago opened on Nov. 14, 1996.
In terms of The Phantom of the Opera’s Majestic Theatre, showings following February 2023 remain unclear. The theater has not released any information regarding what show might find a home on its stage next. The theater is one of the largest on Broadway, seating 1,681 guests and hosting many of Broadway’s most successful shows.
Opened on March 28, 1927, the Spanish-style theater was constructed as part of a complex alongside the Theatre Masque, the Royale Theatre, and the Lincoln Hotel. Currently owned and operated by the Shubert Organization, the theater hosted the benefit concert Broadway Answers Selma, to raise money for the civil rights movement. In addition to The Phantom of the Opera, The Majestic Theatre has premiered shows such as Carousel, South Pacific, The Music Man, A Little Night Music, and The Wiz.
From now until February, eager Broadway fans will continue to flock to Majestic Theater to see the show a final time before it closes.
Next, check out Broadway’s historical theaters in Times Square!