Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are on sale now for the premiere Seattle engagement at The Paramount Theatre. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. Tickets are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).
ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY
SEATTLE’S PREMIERE ENGAGEMENT AT THE PARAMOUNT THEATRE APRIL 30 – MAY 10
Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America now that the show has celebrated 27 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK.”
Cameron Mackintosh said, ”After a glorious celebration of 27 phenomenal years on Broadway with no end in sight, I’m delighted that this dazzling new production of PHANTOM has been phenomenally well-received by both audiences and critics alike in the U.K. and now the U.S. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, I am confident North American audiences will fall in love with the PHANTOM in his new guise — for the first time or all over again.”
The new production of PHANTOM is an enormous hit with audiences and critics alike…
“Extraordinarily opulent. This PHANTOM’S storytelling and relationships have an electrifying tension.” – Chicago Sun-Times
“An intense and spectacular new production with a stunning new design,
fresh drama and added momentum.” – Sunday Express (UK)
“Take a deep breath and prepare to be dazzled; this kind
of gorgeous escapism is exactly what audiences need.” – The Scotsman (UK)
“Powerful, gorgeous…and better than ever.” – The Philadelphia Inquirer
“This PHANTOM is for a new generation.” – Roy Leonard, Chicago Now
This new production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is directed by Laurence Connor (the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérables now on Broadway) with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
There are currently eight productions of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA around the world: the flagship London production (approaching 28 Years and counting), New York (27 Years and counting), Sapporo (Japan, 25 Years and counting, in repertory), Budapest (Hungary), Hamburg (Germany), the Asian Pacific Tour (now in Taipei, Taiwan), Moscow (Russia, which had its official opening on October 4, 2014) and Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production now on tour in North America. The next international opening will be in Istanbul (Turkey) in April 2015.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA became the first stage production to reach worldwide grosses of $6 billion, which it did this past summer. Revenues far surpass the world’s highest-grossing film Avatar (at $2.8 billion), as well as such other blockbusters as Titanic, The Lord of the Rings, Jurassic Park and Star Wars.
Worldwide, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has played more than 65,000 performances that have been seen by 140 million people in 30 countries and 151 cities in 14 languages. The show has won more than 70 major theater awards.
There have been three previous U.S. National Tours of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA that grossed over $1.5 billion in combined box office sales and played 216 engagements in 77 cities for an unprecedented total of 36 years and over 14,500 performances to 31 million people.
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will be at Seattle’s Paramount Theatre for 16 performances. The schedule for the Seattle engagement is:
Thursday: April 30, 7:30pm
Friday: May 1, 1:00pm and 8:00pm
Saturday: May 2, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday: May 3, 1:00pm An ASL / AVIA Interpreted performance
6:30pm – An Open Caption performance
*For tickets to the ASL- Open Caption performances, call the TTY line at 888-331-6774.
Tuesday: May 5, 7:30pm
Wednesday: May 6, 7:30pm
Thursday: May 7, 1:00pm and 7:30pm
Friday: May 8, 8:00pm
Saturday: May 9, 2:00pm and 8:00pm
Sunday: May 10, 1:00pm and 6:30pm
Tickets for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA start at $30 and are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849), at select Ticketmaster locations and in person at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm).
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is part of the 2014/2015 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount series, presented by Seattle Theatre Group, with support for the fifth year from KeyBank as the series title sponsor. Brotherton Cadillac is the official auto sponsor, The Roosevelt Hotel is the official sponsor hotel and Alaska Airlines is the official sponsor airline of KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount.