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Broadway musical Phantom of the Opera tickets

The Phantom of the Opera became the longest running Broadway production ever when it overtook Cats on January 6, 2006 with its 7486th performance. The world premiere of the musical was on September 27, 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theater in London. The first Broadway production opened on January 9, 1988 at the Majestic Theater. The Phantom of the Opera has been made into a major motion picture as well. It is perhaps the most popular musical in the history of Broadway.

 

The story of Phantom of the Opera revolves around three major characters. One is a facially disfigured genius musician and composer who wears a mask to hide his deformity and is known as the Phantom that haunts the Paris Opera House. He is enamored by Christine Daae, an opera chorus girl whom he takes under his wing and trains her to become a fine opera singer. Christine is in love with Raoul, whom she has known as a child and whom she rediscovers at the Paris Opera House.

 

The story begins with a scene in 1911, with Raoul as a seventy year old wheelchair bound man who is present at the auction of objects of the Paris Opera House. The auctioneer explains the relevance of a chandelier on display in relation to the Phantom of the opera and then the scene shifts back to the Paris Opera House in its heights.

 

We see the prima donna Carlotta at a rehearsal for the opera, Hannibal, when suddenly a backdrop falls, nearly killing her. There are cries of “It’s the Phantom” and she refuses to sing after that. Christine is then asked to perform by her friend who is the ballet teacher’s daughter. Raoul sees her there and recognizes her as his childhood friend. He wishes to take her for dinner but she refuses saying her music teacher will not permit it. After that we discover that her music teacher is the Phantom himself who is obsessed with her.

 

The rest of the story progresses with her love for Raoul blossoming and the phantom’s rage at that. In the end, Christine is kidnapped by the Phantom who asks her to stay with him forever or he would kill Raoul. Her decision brings with it the end of the story of the Phantom of the Opera.

 

The musical is directed by Harold Prince with haunting and unforgettable music composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber who also wrote the script. The cast includes Howard McGillin as the Phantom, Jennifer Hope Wills as Christine and Michael Shawn Lewis as Raoul. The show has won over fifty awards including three Olivier Awards and seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

 

The Phantom of the Opera tickets are in high demand even after so many performances. To get your tickets at the best price your best option would be to contact the box office at the Majestic Theater where it has been running for the last nineteen years, the only Broadway production to do so. Your other options include ordering tickets on the phone or online.

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Super Mario Maker Levels Really Get Musical

Super Mario Maker Levels Really Get Musical
Last month, we looked at one of the first Super Mario Maker music levels. A user named Kocobé had hidden Rick Astley's “Never Gonna Give You Up” in a level called “All the costumes unlocked.” It was the first of many song-based levels in the game, and …
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Ghost the musical tickets

Ghost The Musical tickets at the Piccadilly Theatre London is becoming the night out for many a celeb popstar – Kylie, Peter Andre, JSL and Saturdays duo Marvin and Rochelle to name just a few. Even Dame Judi Dench loved the show saying ‘I was absolutely enchanted by the magic of Ghost. Simply sensational. Stupendous!’.

The story of Ghost The Musical began back in 1990. Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Film in 1990, Ghost The Musical became a blockbuster hit and an instant classic, winning numerous awards worldwide. The film starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore, Tony Goldwyn and Whoopi Goldberg and was directed by Jerry Zucker. Bruce Joel Rubin’s script won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and Whoopi Goldberg won the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of psychic Oda Mae Brown.

Now Bruce Joel Rubin has adapted his film script to a West End show that is set to become another classic on the stage with huge critical and commerical success. The show has music from Dave Stuart of Eurythmics fame. “It has been my honor to be a part of the team given the opportunity to create a musical around this powerful love story,” composer Dave Stewart said. “Imagining a love strong enough to bridge this world and the afterlife is fertile ground on which to build a big, romantic musical. Imagine a love that strong. It’s been one of the most amazing experiences of my career.” He has collaberated on music and lyrics with six time Grammy Award winner Glen Ballard who worked closely with Michael Jackson.

Celebs and theatre goers from the other side of the pond are going to be able to get to see the show as the producers have now announced a Broadway opening from March 2012. Theu have yet to announce the US cast.

Ghost The Musical reviews from the critics were full of praise for the production:

“A dazzling display of undying love – resistance is futile!” – The Times of London

“Magical! Ghost looks set to keep audiences laughing, gasping and holding back tears for a long time to come.” – Daily Telegraph

“A new West End hit has landed. Gleaming stage-craft,
full-throttle heartache and beguiling special effects.” – Time Out

“Gasp-inducing ingenuity and technical wizardry make Ghost The Musical an unearthly hit!” – Evening Standard

“Genuinely moving, brilliantly funny!” – Sunday Telegraph

“Simply out of this world!” – The Sun

“Genuine theatrical magic!” – Front Row, BBC Radio 4

“A production of spectacular visual dynamism!” – Independent

“A visual sensation that thrills, amazes and pulls at the heart strings. Ghost should run for years and years to come!” – OK! Magazine

Full of special effects, a strong and moving storyline and topped off with the classic Unchained Melody, search Ghost The Musical tickets and get to the Piccadilly Theatre London for a memorable night out in the West End!

Full of special effects, a strong and moving storyline and topped off with the classic Unchained Melody, search Ghost The Musical tickets and get to the Piccadilly Theatre London for a memorable night out in the West End!