The Phantom of the Opera celebrates a Broadway milestone

As The Phantom of the Opera prepares for its final performance on April 16, audiences have been making their way to the Majestic Theatre to bid farewell to the beloved musical. This week, the show achieved a milestone as it welcomed its 20 millionth guest, making it Broadway’s longest running production. The musical also had a strong week, earning $2,227,185 and playing to a full house at 100.61 percent capacity, securing its position at the top of both grosses and capacity.

Here’s a rundown of the top and bottom performers for the week ending on January 22.

Top Selling Musicals

  1. The Phantom of the Opera: $2,227,185
  2. Hamilton: $1,946,800
  3. Funny Girl: $1,933,871
  4. The Lion King: $1,795,439
  5. Wicked: $1,657,437

Highest Capacity Filled

  1. The Phantom of the Opera: 100.61%
  2. MJ The Musical: 100.05%
  3. Hamilton & The Piano Lesson: 99.80%
  4. Hadestown: 99.58%

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on the novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux. The story is set in the Paris Opera House in the late 19th century and follows the life of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius known only as “The Phantom,” who dwells in the catacombs beneath the Opera House and becomes obsessed with a young soprano named Christine. The musical first opened in London in 1986 and has since become one of the most successful and longest-running musicals in history, with productions all over the world. The Phantom of the Opera is known for its elaborate sets, haunting music, and spectacular special effects, as well as its portrayal of a complex, romantic relationship between The Phantom and Christine.

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