New York | 2h 30m | Open run

The Phantom of the Opera (NYC)

From 10 critic and 9,469 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
Great singing, Great staging, Must see, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You love musicals. This show has it all. Great music, great sets, and a great story.

Don't see it if You don’t like musicals.

100
Romantic, Masterful, Intelligent, Great staging, Great singing

See it if You want your mind to be transported to another world.

Don't see it if You want funny and lighthearted experience.

100
Great singing, Great staging, Romantic

See it if We were shocked at how much we liked it. All around fantastic. Singing, story, set. A surprising 5 stars since not many people talk about it

Don't see it if It’s a classic, u should see it. There is a reason it’s the longest running show, as we found out.

100
Absorbing, Enchanting, Great singing, Exquisite, Riveting

See it if you can get good seats. I wasn't a fan the first time sitting in back. Saw it front row w/ Norm Lewis & Sierra Boggess. It was perfection!

Don't see it if you have a fear of falling chandeliers. (spoiler alert!)

100
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if beautiful and breathtaking show

Don't see it if don't see it if you don't like musicals.

100
Ambitious, Edgy, Great acting, Great singing, Great writing

See it if You love an amazing broadway masterpiece.

Don't see it if you hate broadway shows

100
Delightful, Absorbing, Entertaining, Exquisite, Masterful

See it if If you want to enjoy one of the best musicals ever you must see Phantom at least once. The music is beautiful as are the lyrics.

Don't see it if If you don’t like traditional big stage Musicals, skip this one.

100
Absorbing, Dizzying, Great staging, Epic, Must see

See it if you like theatre. Period. Chances are there will be something that will enrapture you, from the score to the choreography to the ambiance.

Don't see it if you don’t like shows with 95%+ singing. If you prefer plays and dislike musicals because there’s too much singing, that might be a downfall.

100
Absorbing, Exquisite, Great singing, Great acting, 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, Confusing, Great singing, Great acting, Intelligent

See it if you love broadway

Don't see it if if you arnt a fan

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

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

Don't see it if You hate broadway

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

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
Must see, Masterful, 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.

Also The Phantom Of The Opera is a true masterpiece of the craft of Broadwa... Read more Read less

100
Delightful, Entertaining, Exquisite, Great singing, Masterful

See it if Like musicals

Don't see it if Don’t like musicals

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

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, Enchanting, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if wonderful all the away around

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

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

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
Romantic, Profound, Masterful, Great singing, Exquisite

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, Must see, Classic, Enchanting, 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
Entertaining, Great acting, Epic, Great staging, Intense

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 singing, Great writing

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 staging, Great singing

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, Romantic, Thought-provoking, Intelligent, Profound

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, Great singing, Great staging, Masterful, Must see

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.


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Offer valid on select orchestra and mezzanine seats now through 4/11/19. Offer is subject to availability and prior sale; not valid on prior purchases; cannot be combined with any other discounts or promotions. No exchanges or refunds. All prices include a $2.00 theater restoration fee. Offer expires 4/11/19 but may be revoked at any time. Limit 19 tickets per order.

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