Broadway’s Longest-Running Show, ‘Phantom of the Opera’, Closes in 2023

NEW YORK (WABC) — “Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running Broadway show and an icon of New York City theater, will close early next year.

The show announced Friday that it will commemorate its 35th anniversary on January 26 and will then perform its final performance on Broadway on February 18.

Mayor Eric Adams attended the show earlier this month and kicked off Broadway Week with a performance to celebrate the theater district’s resilience in the wake of the pandemic.

Phantom has been the longest-running show in Broadway history for over a decade.

On Broadway alone, the musical has played more than 13,500 performances for 19.5 million people at The Majestic Theater on West 44th Street.

The show says it has been the largest source of income and jobs in Broadway and US theater history. The New York production alone has employed an estimated 6,500 people, including 400 actors, over the more than three decades of production.

A spokesperson said other international productions will continue, including the flagship production in London, which will celebrate its 36th anniversary on October 9, and will continue to play with no end in sight.

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