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“The Phantom of the Opera” premiere in New York


April 17, 2023

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Members of the cast and crew after the final performance of “The Phantom of the Opera” (Reuters)

Members of the cast and crew after the final performance of “The Phantom of the Opera” (AP).

After 13,981 performances in 35 years, the curtain fell on “Phantom of the Opera” on Broadway Sunday; After the pandemic, I presented a musical in the famous New York theater district, one of its symbols, because there was no public demand to attend it.
One of the show’s strongest moments was the fall of the last heavy and majestic opera chandelier at the Majestic Theater near Times Square, where the music, adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber from Gaston Le Roux’s French novel, was historic. was shown.
As Agence France-Presse noted, the play’s troupe stood in front of its author and received a standing ovation and a long standing ovation when the famous chandelier appeared for the last time in the full auditorium, which could hold about 1,600 spectators. press on
Andrew Lloyd Webber, who composed the songs for Charles III’s coronation as Britain’s king next May, dedicated the program to his son, who died in March of cancer. “Thank you everyone, thank you for making New York a wonderful home for us,” he said.
Daniel Wright, 56, who has attended the show several times before, said the latter was “extraordinary”.
He admitted to crying during “several moments” of emotion. “It’s a comprehensive program.”
He added, “There are reasons why this show has lasted for 35 years. It affected many people as it was a non-time bound task.

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