The Phantom of the Opera, in Theater – 2022 Performance Schedule
Sure, there are musicals out there about the rise of social media and a particular founding father we’ve all grown to love… but there’s one show that will never go out of style – Phantom of the Opera. It’s been a major hit worldwide for over 30 years. The show was even adapted into a 2004 film featuring Emmy Rossum (also known as Fiona Gallagher from Shameless) as the female lead. It’s the show that any musical theater fan needs to see at least once, and it’s now playing in New York City’s Majestic Theater through September 2022.
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s famous musical tells the story of a mysterious masked figure who lurks in the catacombs beneath the Paris Opera House. His undying love for young singer Christine leads him to terrorize all who live there and cause fatal issues around the establishment. There are plenty of reasons why Phantom of the Opera has stayed so famous throughout the decades, one of which is that the show is relatable and relevant.
While the musical has a classy backdrop, fancy costumes, and ultra-sophisticated vibes, the plot isn’t too far off from any other movie or TV show you’d find today. It features a love triangle in which a misunderstood man finds himself full of jealousy and rage over a woman he loves but knows he can never have. The Phantom has lived his entire life in the shadows due to people fearing him for something he has no control over – his appearance – and becomes a villain that you both hate and pity simultaneously throughout the show.
Who can’t relate to the feeling that you don’t belong or that the one you desire doesn’t love you back? Place these feelings over a stunning soundtrack and grand set design, and you’ll see why The Phantom of the Opera is one of the longest-running shows on Broadway.
It’s also one of the top shows that come to mind when people think “musical theater,” as it’s gone mainstream over the years. In addition to the 2004 film starring very famous actors like Gerard Butler, Emmy Rossum, and Patrick Wilson… the show has been seen by millions of people, and Beyonce even performed “Learn to Be Lonely” at the Oscars. Check the following dates and get your Phantom of the Opera tickets today!