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New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Phantom of the Opera (NYC)

From 10 critic and 9,181 member reviews
Members say: Enchanting, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing, Great staging

About the show

In this classic musical - the longest running in Broadway history - a hideously deformed man lives in the cellars of the Paris Opera and takes a beautiful soprano as a student. More…

Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist. "Phantom of the Opera" is the longest running musical in Broadway history and features a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is directed by Hal Prince.

2h 30m | Open run | Majestic Theatre (Midtown W)


90
New York Stage Review

"There are Broadway shows and Broadway shows—and then there is the incomparable 'Phantom of the Opera': Awesome in scale. Luscious with melody. And it’s kinda crazy, too...A recent visit reveals that the production remains in tip-top performance shape, populated by actors whose faces recall Victorian-era daguerreotypes and whose voices do justice to Lloyd Webber’s romantic tunes." Full Review

90
New York Post

“Harold Prince’s powerful operatic-style staging is terrific, remaining taut and shipshape, while the show still acquires just the right style, ornate but quaint, from the late Maria Bjornson’s wonderful production design. Add to this Andrew Lloyd Webber’s sweeping and lush pastiche of a score, and you’ve got a blockbuster…This is not simply one of the longest-running Broadway musicals – it is, more important, one of the all-time best Broadway musicals. It delivers." Full Review

90
Variety

“Andrew Lloyd Webber has taken the Gaston Leroux potboiler about the love-crazed disfigured genius who lives in the catacombs of the Paris Opera and fashioned it into a thrilling and musically rich mass legit entertainment. The 19th century period spectacle, scenic legerdemain, soaring melodies and exceptional singing are at the service of an involving and piquantly offbeat love story, all of it staged with brilliantly organized flair by Harold Prince, back in top form.” Full Review

90
Christian Science Monitor

"Lush melodies ardently performed. Lavish spectacle and stunning effects. Overflowing sentiment and luxuriant fantasy...Britain's Andrew Lloyd Webber has triumphed again, this time with a musical extravaganza that may be his most accomplished…The adapters have turned the sturdy romance into a musical spectacular that is...a dazzling piece of collaborative stagecraft." Full Review

85
The Washington Post

“It is a thrilling show -- as sumptuous as any on Broadway. And it touches the heart in odd and unexpected ways…If you put aside all preconceived notions and let the spell happen, I don't see how you can be disappointed…’Phantom’ follows an insinuating tack -- luring the audience into a luxurious world of gaslight and dark shadows, caressing it with soaring melodies...Buoyed by the strains of Lloyd Webber's lush score, 'Phantom' shimmers with true romanticism." Full Review

80
New York Stage Review

"I went to the Majestic last week to find out what it’s like all these years, and millions, later. It turns out: Kind of a blast...The sets are towering, the costumes lush, the orchestrations overwhelming (in a good way). By setting the show in the world of opera, there are perfectly good reasons for the over-the-top sets, overwrought performances...Hal Prince’s direction remains both overwrought and sensitive, with some truly lovely moments...As good as it is, it is stagnant." Full Review

75
The New York Times

"I found my expectations upended, my jaded armor melting away...I found myself with a new appreciation for this beloved show’s gothic theatricality; the waltzing sweep of Harold Prince’s direction; the grandly soaring melodies of its most celebrated songs...It may or may not be a great musical, according to your tastes, or even a good one, but 'Phantom of the Opera' certainly remains a grand, lavishly decked-out galleon of a show, surging on into the 21st century showing few signs of decay." Full Review

75
CitiTour

"'The Phantom of Opera' not only looks as good as it did in 1988, but still holds the same thrills for audiences as the day it first bowed...'Phantom' will never be my favorite musical; stretches of it drag and the plot remains remarkably simple-minded. But should Prince and the producers continue to make such smart casting decisions, there’s more than a ghost of a chance that this legendary musical will stay on Broadway for another 26 years." Full Review

75
StageZine

"The magic flows from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s immortal music…From its design standpoint, it has been maintained to perfection…The style of acting and singing is more operatic in nature than realistic for the stage. So the cast has its ups and downs…As a whole, 'The Phantom of the Opera' is still a gem of a show, the last of its kind. It’s a link to the theatrical past when the shows were opulent and eye-popping." Full Review

65
New York Daily News

"To say the score is Lloyd Webber’s best is not saying a great deal...What sets ‘Phantom’ apart is the extraordinarily imaginative work of Bjornson, whose sets and costumes are a breathtaking, witty, sensual tribute to 19th century theater...The characters are not fleshed out, the lyrics are forgettable and the melodramatic plot is not as evocative as it might be. Nevertheless, that master conjurer Hal Prince has woven these seemingly outmoded materials into a grand evening of theater." Full Review


100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great acting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see the best musical ever, a true classic. you like the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, great singing, acting, staging.great story

Don't see it if you don't like the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. You don't like classical musicals but need something very modern

100
Funny, Great acting, Intelligent, Confusing, Great singing

See it if you love broadway

Don't see it if if you arnt a fan

100
Exquisite, Great acting, Intense, Must see, Riveting

See it if you appreciate good music, acting, or writing. Go see it.

Don't see it if You hate broadway

100
Absorbing, Intense, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to have a hauntingly gorgeous experience. The best Broadway staging I've ever seen. The effects were so smooth and breathtaking.

Don't see it if you don't want to see an epic Broadway classic.

100
Masterful, Must see, Great singing, Great staging, Brilliant direction

See it if You want to witness a true rarity of Broadway. A real, sure-fire, smash. It's the Diamond that shines brightest on The Great White Way.

Don't see it if You have no sense of romance, fantasy, or a suspension of disbelief.

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100
Delightful, Exquisite, Masterful, Entertaining, Great singing

See it if Like musicals

Don't see it if Don’t like musicals

100
Epic, Masterful, Profound, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you want to see a spectacle of a show done well.

Don't see it if You don't care for Andrew Lloyd Webber or a show with a lot of singing!

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if wonderful all the away around

Don't see it if you don't like amazing s hows

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Must see, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if You are a fan of the story or of Andrew Lloyd Webber; if you wish to see a masterpiece staged by one of the greatest directors in history

Don't see it if You don't enjoy Andrew Lloyd Webber; if you seek small, intimate theater

100
Exquisite, Masterful, Profound, Romantic, Great singing

See it if Truly a masterpiece of timeless theatre! Beautiful sets, costumes and story. It is intense throughout and powerful! Have seen it twice!

Don't see it if if you do not like theatrical opera

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Intense, Masterful, Great singing

See it if You love enchanting music and being captured by the actions on stage

Don't see it if Eerie love stories are not your thing

100
Delightful, Enchanting, Must see, Classic, Great singing

See it if Looking for a Broadway classic

Don't see it if Not a fan of great musicals and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

100
Epic, Great acting, Intense, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if This is what they call "A Dark Musical. I have seen it over 15 times! It never disappoints me. The music is spellbinding,

Don't see it if Don"t like lots of very dramatic singing. Also if u don't like opera, that can be a disadvantage.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing, Great singing

See it if Wonderful story Great acting singing staging. Loved everything about this show

Don't see it if Very long. 3 hours

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Entertaining, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love the music of Andrew Lloyd Weber

Don't see it if you don't like a great musical and not particularly a fan of Weber

100
Absorbing, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Profound, Romantic

See it if You love classics with great music, acting, and romance

Don't see it if You don't like traditional musicals

100
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you like creative staging, a timeless story, and dramatic effects.

Don't see it if you don't like musicals that are completely sung though, if you don't like opera, if you don't like special effects.

100
Enchanting, Epic, Great acting, Romantic, Great singing

See it if you love ALW

Don't see it if don't like romantic story

100
Absorbing, Masterful, Riveting, Great singing, Great staging

See it if You love beautiful singing, with heart tugging... romantically touching.

Don't see it if You don't lots singing and not looking for a drama.

100
Enchanting, Epic, Must see, Great singing, Great staging

See it if you love classic Musicals and appreciate talent. If you have heard and like the soundtrack, nothing beats the live performance.

Don't see it if you dont like musicals/opera you are looking for a funny-kid friendly show.

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Enchanting, Exquisite, Great acting

See it if You love music, great for kids 9+, and want a story line. This was my 4th time seeing it and it still captivates me.

Don't see it if Just see it

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Masterful, Great singing, Great staging

See it if Even though it has been around for the longest time, it still lives up to Broadway standards today

Don't see it if If ya happen upon tickets, not something I would go out of my way to c

100
Masterful, Must see, Profound, Riveting, Great singing

See it if The Phantom Of The Opera is a profound show that captures the true essence of broadway! Once you see it, you will be obsessed.

Don't see it if You do not want to see the timeless story and hear the unforgettable score.

100
Enchanting, Intense, Masterful, Must see, Romantic

See it if Most everyone needs to see this at least once. It's a musical theatre classic that despite its long run does not feel dated at all.

Don't see it if MAYBE give it a miss if you have a low tolerance for period gothic stuff.

100
Absorbing, Clever, Exquisite, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Those who enjoy operatic type music, a suspenseful and romantic book and an evening of magnificent entertainment must see this show.

Don't see it if If you are someone who does not enjoy an all sung show, skip this one


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