‘Cats’ and 19 other musicals that became movies

In honor of the theatrical release of ‘cats’ on friday, here are 20 musicals that have gone from the stage to the screen.

Sarah Harris

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In honor of the theatrical release of “ Cats ” on Friday, here are 20 musicals that have gone from the stage to the screen.

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Judi Dench as Old Deuteronomy in a scene from “Cats.”

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jason Derulo as Rum Tum Tugger in a scene from “Cats.”

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Jennifer Hudson as Grizabella in a scene from “Cats.”

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Ian McKellen as Gus the Theatre Cat in a scene from “Cats.”

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Idris Elba as Macavity in a scene from “Cats.”

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Francesca Hayward as Victoria in a scene from “Cats.”

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This image released by Universal Pictures shows Idris Elba as Macavity, left, and Francesca Hayward as Victoria in a scene from “Cats.”

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‘West Side Story’

The 1957 Broadway musical with music by Leonard Bernstein was made into a film in 1961. Another movie adaptation of “West Side Story” directed by Steven Spielberg is slated to come out Dec. 18, 2020.

‘The Music Man’

The Meredith Willson musical saw its Broadway debut in 1957, later adapted for the screen in 1962 and again in 2003 as a TV film starring Kristin Chenoweth.

‘My Fair Lady’

George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play “Pygmalion” became a Lerner and Loewe Broadway musical titled “My Fair Lady” featuring Julie Andrews and Rex Harrison in 1956 and a movie with Audrey Hepburn and Harrison in 1964.

‘The Sound of Music’

Andrews and Christopher Plummer starred in the 1965 film version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s 1959 musical. A live TV version featuring Carrie Underwood came out in 2013.

‘Hello, Dolly!’

Barbra Streisand played the lead role in Gene Kelly’s 1969 movie made from the 1964 musical based on Thornton Wilder’s 1938 play “The Merchant of Yonkers.”

‘Fiddler on the Roof’

The 1971 film with music by John Williams was based on a 1964 Broadway musical taken from Sholem Aleichem’s “Tevye and his Daughters.”

The 1971 musical became a 1978 film featuring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John. A live TV version featuring Julianne Hough came out in 2016.

The 1977 Broadway musical taken from Harold Gray’s “Little Orphan Annie” comic strip was adapted for the screen in 1982, 1999 and 2014.

‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’

Donny Osmond starred in the 1999 film adaptation of the 1982 musical featuring Tim Rice’s lyrics and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s music.

The 1975 stage musical, based on a 1926 play, became a movie with Catherine Zeta-Jones, Renee Zellweger and Richard Gere in 2002.

‘Phantom of the Opera’

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1986 musical came from a novel by Gaston Leroux and was turned into a film in 2004.

The 1996 Broadway rock musical featuring Idina Menzel, derived from Puccini’s opera “La Boheme,” was adapted into a 2005 film.

‘Hairspray’

The 2007 movie “Hairspray” starring Travolta was based on a 2002 Broadway musical, taken from a 1988 comedy film.

‘Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street’

The 1973 play became a 1979 musical and later a 2007 Tim Burton movie with Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman and Helena Bonham Carter.

‘Mamma Mia!’

The 1999 jukebox musical based on ABBA’s songs became a 2008 film featuring Meryl Streep, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Amanda Seyfried.

‘Les Miserables’

Carter and Seyfried joined a star-studded lineup including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway and Eddie Redmayne in a 2012 movie version of “Les Miserables” based on the 1980 musical taken from Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel.

‘Into the Woods’

Depp, Streep, James Corden, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine are among the cast in Disney’s 2014 “Into the Woods,” which comes from a 1987 Broadway musical inspired by Grimm Brothers fairy tales.

The 2019 film featuring stars like Corden, Taylor Swift, Judi Dench, Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, Rebel Wilson and Jason Derulo comes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 1981 musical based on T.S. Eliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.”

‘In the Heights’

“In the Heights,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s 2008 Broadway musical, is set to be released as a film on June 26, 2020.

The hit 2003 Broadway musical by Stephen Schwartz is expected to be released as a film on Dec. 22, 2021.

Top 20 West End Shows of all time include Cats, Phantom of the Opera and Lion King

A poll of 2,000 adults found Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit tops the bill with Les Miserables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia! and Cats not far behind

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  • 19:55, 28 Jan 2020
  • Updated 16:14, 29 Jan 2020

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit 'The Phantom of the Opera' has been voted the best West End show of all time.

The musical, the third longest running show at 33 years, has had over 12,000 performances at Her Majesty's Theatre in London to date.

One quarter of 2,000 adults polled believe the show - which has netted bigger box office revenues than any other film or stage play in history - is an absolute showstopper.

But although Phantom is a tough act to follow, global phenomenon Les Miserables - the second longest running show - isn't far behind, with 23 per cent of adults voting it a close runner up.

Disney's The Lion King, Mamma Mia! and Cats completed the top five.

The most popular musical song, however, comes from Evita, with 24 per cent voting for 'Don't Cry for Me Argentina'.

The Lion King's 'Can you Feel the Love Tonight?' is the second most popular score, closely followed by 'Any Dream will Do', from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat.

In response to the findings, BuyaGift.co.uk have launched an interactive quiz to test the nation on their knowledge of well-known musical song lyrics.

A spokesman for the gift experience company said: "Dinner and a show in the West End is a world famous tradition, and one enjoyed by all ages.

"There is nothing more exciting than taking up your position in the stalls, and eagerly awaiting the curtains opening and the lights dimming.

"If you know the story and music well the lead up to the event can almost be as exciting as the drama of the night."

The study also found more than half of adults will often listen to musicals in the car with favourites such as 'You're the One that I Want' from Grease and Les Miserables' 'I Dreamed a Dream' featuring on the play list.

And of those who have ventured to the West End, they will attend an average of two shows a year, with almost half wishing they could see more.

For 53 per cent of Brits, dinner and a West End show is their idea of the perfect date night, and eight in 10 would be thrilled if someone bought them tickets as a gift.

Two thirds of adults wouldn't think twice about visiting London just to see a performance, and when they do, one fifth will even dress up to match the theme of the show.

More than one third of those polled, via OnePoll, feel a musical can be more engaging than going to the cinema to watch a film, and 32 per cent feel it's an escape from reality.

Just over a quarter of adults like being part of an audience, and 32 per cent find the stage and sets fascinating.

According to fans a hit musical consists of memorable songs (61 per cent), a brilliant lead (41 per cent) and incredible scenery (39 per cent).

But 16 per cent are impressed with a show which has a deeper message, while 13 per cent like watching real-life adaptations based on interesting historical people.

However, not all shows end up being box office hits, with Moby Dick! The Musical, Viva Forever and Behind the Iron Mask named the top of the flops.

While Oscar Wilde: The Musical and Hunting of the Snark also failed to impress audiences.

A spokesman for BuyaGift.co.uk added: "Not all musicals do well in front of critics, and some fail to pull in the box office figures - some of those in the top 10 didn't even last more than a few weeks.

"Fields of Ambrosia had one of the shortest ever West End runs, while Moby Dick! The Musical was loved by audiences but absolutely panned by critics.

"One thing is for sure, more often than not you will go to see a show in London and watch a triumph, which is why the past time is so loved by Brits."

To test your knowledge of West End shows, take this quiz .

TOP 20 BEST WEST END MUSICALS OF ALL TIME

1. The Phantom of the Opera 2. Les Miserables 3. Disney's The Lion King 4. Mamma Mia! 5. Cats 6. Grease 7. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat 8. We Will Rock You 9. The Rocky Horror Show 10. Blood Brothers 11. Wicked 12. Jesus Christ Superstar 13. Chicago 14. West Side Story 15. Evita 16. Jersey Boys 17. Starlight Express 18. Billy Elliot The Musical 19. Miss Saigon 20. Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story

TOP 10 WORST WEST END MUSICALS OF ALL TIME

1. Moby Dick! The Musical 2. Viva Forever 3. Behind the Iron Mask 4. Hunting of the Snark 5. Twang!! 6. Oscar Wilde: The Musical 7. Bernadette 8. Romeo & Juliet The Musical 9. Fields of Ambrosia 10. Love Never Dies

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BEN CRAWFORD

The phantom.

BEN CRAWFORD was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and received a BFA in Music Theatre from The University of Arizona (Bear Down). His Broadway credits include  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  (Mr. Salt), the titular character in  Shrek The Musical ,  Big Fish  (Edward Bloom u/s, Don Price),  Les Misérables  (Javert/Valjean u/s) and  On the Twentieth Century  (Bruce Granit u/s). Ben is so incredibly grateful to be back onstage. Thank you for wearing your masks and being vaccinated! Science rules! Love to Super Parents Tom and Cathy, the gorgeous Kelsey and the incredible Charlotte and Jack Crawford. Repped by CGF Talent. Be sure to check out Ben’s EPs Electronic Pandemic and A Crawdaddy Christmas on all music streaming platforms! @crawdady21

EMILIE KOUATCHOU

Christine daaé.

EMILIE KOUATCHOU  ( Christine Daaé ) is making her Broadway debut in Phantom . Recent credits include Unknown Soldier (Playwrights Horizons), Oklahoma! (Broadway at Music Circus, Sacramento, CA) and Sweeney Todd (Connecticut Repertory Theater). Graduate University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre program. She is extremely grateful for the love and support from her family, friends, team at Authentic Mgmt and CGF Talent, and everyone who has supported her throughout the years. All Black Lives Matter.

JULIA UDINE

Alternate christine.

Julia is thrilled to return to Phantom , where she made her Broadway debut as Christine.  She previously toured the country as Christine with the original cast of the restaged North American National Tour.  She has been fortunate to perform with the Philadelphia Orchestra under Maestro Yannick Nezet-Seguin, celebrating Leonard Bernstein, and has also performed with Josh Groban in the opening of his Stages tour in Atlanta.  Other Theater credits include City Center’s Pirates of Penzance  (Mabel), Jack’s Back (Jenny), Tell Me On a Sunday and Shrek (Fiona). TV includes “Law & Order: SVU” and “All My Children.”  Love and thanks to her family and friends!

JOHN RIDDLE

Raoul, vicomte de chagny.

JOHN RIDDLE ( Raoul, Vicomte de Chagny ) originated the roles of Hans in Disney’s Frozen and Young Anton in The Visit on Broadway.  Off-Broadway: Cal in Titanique . National tour: Evita .  Regional: Kennedy Center, Long Wharf Theatre, Goodspeed, PCLO, Casa Mañana, MUNY.  Other: Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods (Town Hall), The Secret Garden in Concert (Lincoln Center), soloist with the Cincinnati Pops.  TV: “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “One Life to Live.”  Recordings: Frozen , The Visit , John Kander’s Hidden Treasures . @thejohnriddle

Nehal Joshi

Monsieur andre.

Broadway:  Flying Over Sunset ,  All My Sons ,  School of Rock,   Gettin’ the Band Back Together ,  Les Misérables  (Original Revival Cast),  Threepenny Opera .  Off-Broadway:  Cyrano ,  Working  (2008 revision, Drama Desk Award),  Grand Hotel  (Encores!),  Three Sisters . Regional highlights:  Les Misérables  (Dallas Theatre Center),  Oklahoma!  (Arena Stage),   Disgraced  (Arena Stage),  Disney’s The Jungle Book  (Goodman/Huntington).

Video Game: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm .

TV/Film: “Law & Order: SVU,” “The Wire,” “Search Party,” Blackout .

IG: @nehaljoshi.   The first time he stepped on a Broadway stage was to audition for Phantom …he didn’t get it (don’t worry the story ends happily).

CRAIG BENNETT

Monsieur firmin.

Broadway: The Last Ship  (Billy Thompson),  A Tale of Two Cities  (Jerry Cruncher),  South Pacific  (Thomas Hassinger),  Miss Saigon  (Sgt. Schultz). Off-Broadway:  Music in the Air  (City Center Encores!),  Citizen Ruth  (NY Fringe Festival). National tour:  The Phantom of the Opera  (Monsieur Firmin),  The Light in the Piazza  (Signor Naccarelli),  Billy Elliot  (Big Davey),  Mamma Mia!  (Bill Austin),  Ragtime  (Willie Conklin),  Les Misérables  (Combeferre). Regional:  A Little Night Music  (Fredrik),  Randy Newman’s Faust  (Michael),  House of Martin Guerre  (Jehannot), all at the Goodman Theater, Chicago. Thanks to Steve and Dale. Love to Sala and Mako.

RAQUEL SUAREZ GROEN

Carlotta giudicelli.

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Raquel is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with Phantom ! Off-Broadway: Roxanne Conti,  iFigaro (90210)!  (Duke Theater); Grand Dame, Vox Lumiere’s  Phantom of the Opera . Opera: Marzelline,  Fidelio (Opera Carolina); Frasquita,  Carmen  (Opera San Antonio, Venture Opera); Susanna,  Le nozze di Figaro  (Opera on the James); Lauretta,  Gianni Schicchi (Opera on the James, DiCapo Opera); Opera Lyra Ottawa; Syracuse Opera. Prize Winner: Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, Florida Grand Opera YPO Competition. Special thanks to my loving mom and dad, Tara Rubin Casting, Renée Fleming, Joan Lader, UIA Talent and my dream team at Empower Voices Now!

MAREE JOHNSON

Madame giry.

MAREE JOHNSON  ( Madame Giry ) is thrilled to rejoin the Broadway production after recently playing Madame Giry on Sydney Harbour (Handa Opera & Opera Australia). Other Australian credits include  Phantom  (Christine Daaé)  Cats  (Grizabella),  Les Misérables ,  West Side Story  (Maria),  My Fair Lady  (Eliza),  Scrooge  (Isabel/ Helen), two concert productions of  Follies  (Young Heidi, Young Sally) and the lead in Sondheim’s  You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow  at Sydney Opera House. Maree’s U.S. credits include  Zorba  (The Widow),  Passion  (Fosca, Barrymore Award nomination) and  Myths & Hymns  (Emily).  As always, love and thanks to Jason, Audra and Helena.  www.mareejonhnson.com

CARLTON MOE

Ubaldo piangi.

Heralded by  The New York Times  as an “ardent tenor,” Carlton Moe debuted at Carnegie Hall as a soloist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. He has performed with such organizations as the Oregon Symphony, Walla Walla Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Savannah Voice Festival, Opera in Williamsburg, Charlottesville Symphony, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. He holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he attended on a full scholarship. All my love to Alison.

Sara Esty she/her/hers

SARA ESTY she/her/hers ( Meg Giry ) is a former soloist with the Miami City Ballet, and Princess Grace Award recipient for dance. Select theater:  An American in Paris  (Lise Dassin, Broadway/first national tour),  Hoagy Carmichael’s Stardust Road  (Clara, The York Theatre Co.),  Brigadoon  (Jean, NYCC Encores!),  A Chorus Line  (Maggie, Encores!; Cassie, Cape Playhouse),  Alien/Nation (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Forest of Arden Co. Member). Film/TV:  West Side Story  (dir. Steven Spielberg), “Fosse/Verdon,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Love and thanks to BRS/Gage and my family! @estygrl

GISELLE O. ALVAREZ

Ballet chorus.

Broadway debut! New York: Brigadoon (NYCC Encores!) Regional: Maria in Jerome Robbins’ Broadway (TUTS). Concert Dance: CityDance Ensemble, the Washington Ballet, Miami City Ballet. Proud National YoungArts Foundation Alumna. Passionately committed to advocating for a world free of Multiple S clerosis. Endless love to the Alvari for their unconditional support. Passionately committed to advocating for a world free of Multiple Sclerosis. Endless love to Alexander and the Alvari.

POLLY BAIRD

Production dance supervisor/dance captain/ballet swing.

Polly recently appeared in the new Susan Stroman musical, Marie , at Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre. She has toured the country with An American in Paris and Phantom . She is beyond thankful to have been a part of the Phantom Phamily for so many years! Endless thanks to Denny and Seth, as well as her amazing family.

JANINAH BURNETT

Innkeeper’s wife (“don juan triumphant”).

Broadway: Baz Luhrmann’s   La Bohème on Broadway  (Mimí). Principal artist at the Metropolitan Opera, Theatre du Châtèlet Paris, Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Den Norske Opera. TV: “FBI” (guest star). Film: Spike Lee’s  Red Hook Summer  (featured). Debut album:  Love the Color of Your Butterfly  available at janinahburnett.com

XIAOXIAO CAO

Broadway debut! Xiaoxiao was born in China. She danced with Guangzhou Ballet as a soloist in China after her graduation from Guangzhou Art School. In 2012, She moved to the U.S. and joined the Suzanne Farrell Ballet. She’s a dancewear designer as well, her line is called Xiaoxiao Designs (@xiaoxiaodesigns)

KANISHA MARIE FELICIANO

Page (“don juan triumphant”).

Kanisha Marie Feliciano  ( Page ). Broadway debut:  Flying Over Sunset . Credits:  Abduction of the Seraglio ,  Little Women ,  Dinner at Eight ,  Don Pasquale ,  The Ballad of Baby Doe . MM, U of Houston. BM, Westminster Choir College. Love to Nova Thomas and Tom Jaber for helping me find my voice, and to friends and family for unwavering support.

DAVID MICHAEL GARRY

Joseph buquet/don attilio (“il muto”).

Broadway/national tour: Evita, Carousel , A Bronx Tale , The Last Ship , The Phantom of the Opera , Sweeney Todd , Company .  Regional theaters credits include: The Kennedy Center, Cincinnati Playhouse, Arkansas Rep, Paper Mill Playhouse and more.  TV/Film: “Prodigal Son,” “Jessica Jones,” “Elementary,” “Person of Interest,” “Flesh & Bone,” “Unforgettable.”

CHRIS GEORGETTI

Porter/fireman.

Chris proudly made his Broadway debut with Phantom in March 2018! Two-time Rutgers University graduate (BMus and MMus). Host of the Georgetti on Ice! podcast. Represented by CPM Talent Management. All my love to my wife Amanda, my angel of music. chrisgeorgetti.com

KELLY JEANNE GRANT

Madame firmin.

Broadway: Company (Kathy), 2007 Tony Award, revival. National tours: The Phantom of the Opera (Christine alternate), Show Boat (Magnolia u/s), Secret Garden (Rose u/s).  Regional: Cabaret (Sally), Jekyll & Hyde (Lucy), South Pacific (Nellie). TV/Film “Blacklist” (NBC), “Crashing” (HBO), “That D#$n Michael Che” (HBO Max). Thanks Tom, Parents, Barry and daughter Navia!

SATOMI HOFMANN

Wardrobe mistress/confidante (“il muto”).

Credits include Film: Knock at the Cabin . TV: “Law & Order: Organized Crime” (guest star), “Servant,” “Mare of Easttown,” “FBI: Most Wanted.” Theater: The Lodger (Northern Stage), Legacy of the Tiger Mother (Best of SF Fringe). Commercial: Bank of America, IBM, Smartwater. Podcast: I Heart Geek . AEA, SAG-AFTRA. @satomihofmann www.satomihofmann.com

AYAKA KAMEI

Broadway debut! Originally from Ehime, Japan, she’s performed with the International Tour of  The Phantom of the Opera  and   The MET Opera. Endless thanks to Denny and the  Phantom family. Love and big hugs to Vinny, as well as her family and friends! ayakakamei.com 

Jeweler (“Il Muto”)

Broadway: Sweeney Todd , Camelot , Cyrano – The Musical , Phantom.  National Tours:  Camelot , Phantom. Orchestral soloist: Detroit, Syracuse, Charleston WV, Portland, Pittsburgh, Ottawa, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Edmonton, Fort Worth Symphonies, Dayton Philharmonic, National Symphony. Ted’s solo CD available on iTunes. Proud member of Actors Equity Association for 32 years. Visit: TedKeegan.com

Solo Dancer

Kfir began his dance career in Israel, where he was born and raised. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dance and Principal dancer with the Alabama Ballet, Kfir is also a pop singer/songwriter whose latest single is featured on MTV Europe. For more Kfir music visit www.Kfir.com .

KELLY LOUGHRAN

Broadway debut! Tour: Fame (Iris Kelly). Regional: West Side Story , An American in Paris , Singin’ in the Rain . Endless gratitude to Polly and Denny. I love this show and can’t wait to share the magic with our audiences. To Mom, Dad and Kathleen, thanks for believing in me! To God be the glory!

RICHARD POOLE

Monsieur lefévre/firechief.

RICHARD POOLE ( Monsieur Lefèvre/Firechief ). Broadway and national touring credits include Cats (Gus/Growltiger), Les Miz (Valjean), Evita (Che), Joseph… (Joseph standby), Mame (with Angela Lansbury) and Dreamgirls (original production). Other productions include the European tours of Ken Hill’s The Phantom of the Opera (Phantom) and Hair (Claude). Winner, Bay Area Theatre Critics’ Circle Award for Assassins (Booth).

SCOTT MIKITA

Raoul and Phantom in three other versions. Tours: Hal Prince’s Show Boat, Into the Woods, Martin Guerre . Regional: She Loves Me, Company, A Christmas Carol (Goodman), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Steppenwolf), Lend Me a Tenor , Crazy for You . Director: Into the Woods . Northwestern graduate. Love to Hannah and Lily.

Broadway:  The Woman in White.  Off-Broadway:  After the Ball  (Irish Rep). Tours:  Phantom  (Raoul),  Big  (Josh). Las Vegas:  Phantom . Regional:  Evita  (Che),  Jesus Christ Superstar  (Jesus),  Miss Saigon  (Chris),  Aida  (Radames),  Sweeney Todd  (Anthony),  Chess  (Freddie). Love and thanks to my family, Bridget and Connor. Woo Doggies!

TRISTA MOLDOVAN

Spanish lady.

Broadway/National Tours: Christine in Phantom (Broadway’s 10,000th performance), Carlotta in Cameron Macintosh’s Spectacular New Phantom tour, The Bridges of Madison County (Francesca understudy), White Christmas (Betty Haynes). Regional: Cleveland Playhouse, Denver Center, Riverside Theatre, Arkansas Rep, Bay Street Theatre. Alum: Baldwin-Wallace University. Love to her family and to Stephen.

JUSTIN PECK

Originally from Vancouver, Justin has performed at the Met Opera, the Tony Awards, the Kennedy Center and in various film and TV productions. Broadway: Movin’ Out (Swing), Come Fly Away (original cast, Dance Captain, Hank). Companies: Alberta Ballet, Ballet British Columbia, Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet. Love to Grandma Lil, Button and Kristina.

Christine Daaé over 3,000 performances (Broadway, world/national tours),  Cats  (Hamburg),  The Secret Garden  (JOB),  My Fair Lady  (Media), concerts. Director/Dramaturg:  Steel Magnolias  (Seton Hall),  Trouble in Tahiti/Filthy Habit  (LOON),  Adding Machine  (B-Side), Belleville (Brooklyn College). Producer: FEAR (Off-Broadway). Faculty @iamusicaltheatre. Story Analyst, Amazon Studios. @marnisee

LINDSAY ROBERTS

Broadway debut. Off-Broadway:  Carmen Jones (Cindy Lou, AUDELCO nomination, Best Featured Actress in a Musical);  Brigadoon , New Yorkers ,  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes ,  Lost in the Stars  (Encores!);  Radio City . National tours: The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess ,  Memphis, After Midnight . For our Angel of Music, Quentin Oliver Lee.

Honored to be back at the beloved Majestic with you all! Native of Oakland, CA. Boston Conservatory of Music alumnus. Credits include Broadway/National tour: Leonard Bernstein’s MASS (Carnegie Hall), Phantom , Martin Guerre (U.S. premiere), Carousel , Cats (Grizabella) and 42nd Street . Love to Bennett and Cameron. www.janetsaia.com

PAUL ADAM SCHAEFER

PAUL ADAM SCHAEFER ( Marksman ) is so grateful to be performing in Phantom . Stage work: …Millie (first national, regionally), Company (Barrington), High Society (Walnut Street), …Albertine (Playwrights Horizons), Giant (Playwrights VA), Fantasticks (Maine State). TV: “FBI,” “Blacklist,” “Ways and Means,” “Baker and the Beauty,” “Law & Order,” “Guiding Light.” Many thanks to CPM and Clear.

CARLY BLAKE SEBOUHIAN

NYC credits include  Fiorello!  and  Brigadoon  at City Center Encores!, as well as the original workshop of  An American in Paris . Regional:  Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Fiddler on the Roof, The Nutty Professor, Sweet Charity, Mary Poppins . Film/TV: “The Punisher” (Netflix), “For Life” (ABC),  Equal Standard .

JEREMY STOLLE

Passarino (“don juan triumphant”).

Theater: Beauty and the Beast (Gaston), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Trevor), The Scarlet Pimpernel (Percy), Carousel (Billy), Camelot (Lionel), Jekyll & Hyde (Jekyll). TV: “As The World Turns” (Patrick), “Guiding Light” (Marco), “All My Children,” “Rescue Me.” Thanks to The Mine. Love to my beautiful wife and family.

CARRINGTON VILMONT

Phantom national tour; The Fall of Zalam (Shapeshifter Lab); Hello My Baby! , Half a Sixpence (Goodspeed); The Foreigner (Maltz Jupiter); Cabaret (Pittsburgh Public). TV/Film: “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Breaking Bad,” “Vinyl,” “FBI,” “The Blacklist: Redemption,” “Odd Mom Out,” “Flesh & Bone,” “Royal Pains,” “The Carrie Diaries,” The Tell-Tale Heart , Death in Love .

Tug  is always thrilled to be back at Phantom.  Broadway and tours include  Cats , Chicago  and  Evita . TV: “Law & Order: SVU.” MFA San Diego State University, BFA Syracuse University. Son of Drew and Becky, he hopes you enjoy the show. Stay well!

JIM WEITZER

Monsieur reyer/hairdresser (“il muto”).

JIM WEITZER ( Monsieur Reyer/Hairdresser ). Broadway:  The Phantom of the Opera  (Raoul; Andre, 25 th  Anniversary cast),  Little Women  (John Brooke, original cast album). National tour:  My Fair Lady  (Freddie). Regional:  The Rivals  (Faulkland),  Cabaret  (Cliff),  Anything Goes  (Billy Crocker),  Forever Plaid  (Smudge),  Passion  (Giorgio). Jim is a mental health clinician (MHC-LP) currently taking new clients who live in New York State.  www.freshpathny.com/staff/jim-weitzer

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Princess (“hannibal”).

Christine Daaé in the German company of The Phantom of the Opera . She also covered Christine on the national tour. Regional: Les Misérables , The Taffetas , Beauty and the Beast , West Side Story . Opera: Le Nozze di Figaro , Les Contes d’Hoffmann , L’Elisir d’Amore . Love to my angel.

Broadway:  M. Butterfly , The King and I. National tour:  An American in Paris . Regional:  Brigadoon  (Maggie),  Jerome Robbins’ Broadway  (Eliza),  In Your Arms (White Snake).  Television: “NCIS: Hawaii.”  Ballet Companies: Milwaukee Ballet, Ballet Theatre of Maryland.  Much aloha to my family, John, Patty, Jamie and Nick.  www.ericawong.co, @ericawong.co

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Emmy Rossum and Gerard Butler in The Phantom of the Opera (2004)

A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House.

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  • Trivia In April 2004, an audience of the stage version of "The Phantom of the Opera" in London was asked to stay behind at the end and record the sound effects for the chandelier crash in the movie.
  • Goofs When Raoul is on his way down the stairs to the Phantom's lair, he falls through a hole, down into a pit of water. Iron bars then lower from above, but since Raoul fell straight down into the water, it would be impossible for the bars to be there.

[as he leads Christine down the tunnels of the opera]

The Phantom : [sings] Sing once again with me our strange duet. / My power over you grows stronger yet. / And though you turn from me to glance behind, / The Phantom of the Opera is there, inside your mind.

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The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera debuted in 1988, winning seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Based on Gaston Leroux’s horror novel, it tells the enticing story of the Phantom, who haunts the stage of the Paris Opera and subsequently falls in love with a beautiful young soprano. Audiences are in for a thrilling night of spectacle and romance, accompanied by Broadway’s most unforgettable score.

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Both romantic and scary, The Phantom of the Opera is a thrilling night of theater with grand emotions. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s score, with its beloved signature song “Music of the Night,” sets the mood, but you may also find yourself humming the gorgeous period costumes and simple yet grand sets (even the famous chandelier, which probably falls slower than you’d expect, is a thrill).

"Phantom rules! It remains as fresh and spectacular as ever. Andrew Lloyd Webber's score has a visceral tug more than almost any score written in the past 20 years. Beautiful and romantic, I have to tip my hat: The Phantom of the Opera has aged divinely." NY1 Roma Torre
"Phantom still delivers the goods! Judging by sheer invention, emotional punch and onstage talent, the venerable blockbuster still beats out almost all of the shippersnappers currently on Broadway. Maria Bjornson's flamboyant gothic design and Harold Prince's fantastical staging still have the gleam of finely polished professionalism." The New York Times Jason Zinoman

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Grand opera and lush romance might not be their cup of tea. And the Phantom is a frightening guy. There are old-fashioned scare moments throughout—a dead corpse plunging from a noose, shrieking-for-their-lives ballerinas, that disfigured face... Such sights will either send your kid burying their face in your arm or thinking it’s the coolest show in town.

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Ben Crawford was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and received a BFA in Music Theatre from The University of Arizona. His Broadway credits include  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory  (Mr. Salt), the titular character in Shrek The Musical , Big Fish (Edward Bloom u/s, Don Price), Les Misérables (Javert/Valjean u/s) and On the Twentieth Century (Bruce Granit u/s). Phantom marks Ben’s sixth Broadway show and he is beyond grateful to be able to jump into this iconic role. Ben has also starred in over twenty regional theatre productions ranging from Che in Evita (Studio Tenn), Starbuck in 110 in the Shade (Ford’s Theatre), Luther Billis in South Pacific (Ogunquit Playhouse), Frederick Barrett in Titanic (MUNY) and Jud Fry in Oklahoma! (Fox Theatre).

Emilie is making her Broadway debut in  Phantom . Recent credits include  Unknown Soldier  (Playwrights Horizons);  Oklahoma!  (Broadway at Music Circus, Sacramento, CA);  Merrily We Roll Along ,  Passing Strange ,  Me and My Girl ,  Violet ,  A Man of No Importance  (University of Michigan);  Sweeney Todd  (Connecticut Repertory Theater). Graduate, University of Michigan’s Musical Theatre program. She is extremely grateful for the love and support from her family, friends, team at CGF Talent and everyone who has supported her throughout the years. 

John Riddle has been seen on Broadway in Frozen (Hans),  The Visit (Young Anton) and on the national tour of  Evita . Other favorites credits include Tony in West Side Story (Casa Mañana), Joe Hardy in Damn Yankees (PCLO), Eric in The Little Mermaid (Muny), Little Dancer (Kennedy Center) and My Paris (Long Wharf). He has appeared in the concert performances of  The Secret Garden (Lincoln Center) and with the Cincinnati Pops, as well as performed his solo show Keep It Simple at Feinstein’s/54 Below.

Sara is honored to be joining the  Phantom  legacy! Former soloist with Miami City Ballet, Princess Grace Fellowship Award recipient for dance. Broadway/First National:  An American in Paris  (Lise Dassin). Other:  Brigadoon  (Jean, NYCC Encores!),  A Chorus Line  (Maggie, Encores!; Cassie, Cape Playhouse),  Marie Dancing Still  (5th Avenue, Seattle),  Alien/Nation  (Williamstown Theater Festival, Forest of Arden Co. Member). Film/TV:  West Side Story  (dir. Steven Spielberg), Fosse/Verdon, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel . Love to BRS/Gage and my family! F+A,NMW. For Nana.

Raquel Suarez Groen is thrilled to be making her Broadway debut with  Phantom ! Off-Broadway: Roxanne Conti,  iFigaro (90210)! (Duke Theater); Grand Dame in Vox Lumiere’s  Phantom of the Opera . Opera: Marzelline, Fidelio  (Opera Carolina); Frasquita,  Carmen  (Opera San Antonio, Venture Opera); Susanna,  Le nozze di Figaro  (Opera on the James); Lauretta,  Gianni Schicchi (Opera on the James, DiCapo Opera); Opera Lyra Ottawa; Syracuse Opera. Awards: Giulio Gari International Vocal Competition, Prize Winner; Florida Grand Opera YPO Competition, Prize Winner. Special thanks to my loving mom and dad, Tara Rubin Casting, Renée Fleming, Joan Lader, Diana and Bernard Uzan and my team at UIA!

Maree Johnson is thrilled to be returning to  The Phantom of the Opera  and making her Broadway debut! Born in Sydney and now living in Manhattan, Maree played Christine Daaé in Cameron Mackintosh’s Australian production. Other Australian credits include  Cats  (Grizabella),  Les Misérables ,  West Side Story  (Maria),  My Fair Lady  (Eliza),  Scrooge  (Isabel/Helen), two concert productions of  Follies  (Young Heidi, Young Sally) and the lead in Sondheim’s  You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow  at Sydney Opera House. Maree’s U.S. credits include  Z orba (The Widow),  Passion  (Fosca, Barrymore Award nomination) and  Myths & Hymns  (Emily). As always, love and thanks to Jason, Audra and Helena.

Craig Bennett's Broadway credits include  The Last Ship (Billy Thompson), A Tale of Two Cities (Jerry Cruncher), South Pacific (Thomas Hassinger) and  Miss Saigon (Sgt. Schultz). Off-Broadway: Music in the Air (City Center Encores!), Citizen Ruth (NY Fringe Festival). National tour: The Phantom of the Opera (Monsieur Firmin), The Light in the Piazza (Signor Naccarelli), Billy Elliot (Big Davey), Mamma Mia! (Bill Austin), Ragtime (Willie Conklin), Les Misérables (Combeferre). Regional: A Little Night Music (Fredrik), Randy Newman’s Faust (Michael), House of Martin Guerre (Jehannot), all at The Goodman Theater, Chicago. Thanks to Steve and Dale. Love to Sala and Mako.

Broadway:  All My Sons ,  Phantom of the Opera  (closing cast),  Flying Over Sunset ,  School of Rock ,  Gettin ’ The Band Back Together ,  Les Miserables  (Original Revival Cast),  Threepenny  Opera .  Off-Broadway includes:  Cyrano ,  Working  (2008 revision),  Grand Hotel  (Encores!),  Three Sisters .  Regional credits includes Arena Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Goodman Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, The Kennedy Center.  Video Game: World of Warcraft: Cataclysm.  Film/TV: Law & Order SVU (NBC), The Wire (HBO), Search Party (HBO),  Blackout .

Heralded by  The New York Times  as an “ardent tenor,” Carlton Moe debuted at Carnegie Hall with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra in 2013. A native of Portland, Oregon, he has performed with such organizations as the Oregon Symphony, Walla Walla Symphony, Aspen Music Festival, Napa Music Festival, Savannah Voice Festival, Opera in Williamsburg, Charlottesville Symphony Society, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Portland State University and a Master of Music degree from Manhattan School of Music, where he attended on a full scholarship.

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Top 10 longest-running musicals currently in London's West End

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Whether you're looking to book a ticket to some of the best shows in town, or want a reminder of the best London has to offer, we revisit the 10 longest-running musicals in the West End which are still currently running.

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1. Les Miserables

Opened 8th October 1985

Running in the West End for a whopping 36 years and counting, Les Miserables is the longest-running musical in the West End (and the second longest-runner in the world). With music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and English lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, it is about the French peasant Jean Valjean who has served 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread for his starving family. On the hunt for redemption, he breaks his parole, but police inspector Javert is hot on his heels.

It features the songs "I Dreamed a Dream", "Lovely Ladies", "Who Am I?" and "Do You Hear the People Sing?". After initially opening at the Barbican Centre in 1985 as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's programme, it opened at the Palace Theatre later that year, and transferred to its current home - the Sondheim Theatre - in 2004.

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2. The Phantom of the Opera

Opened 9th October 1986

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera opened in the West End in 1986, when Lloyd Webber teamed up yet again with Cats producer Cameron Mackintosh. The composer wanted to write a romantic piece, using Gaston Leroux's book The Phantom of the Opera as a basis. What resulted was one of the most iconic pieces of British musical theatre.

It is about the character Christine, a soprano singer who becomes the obsession of a mysterious musical genius who lurks beneath the Palais Garnier in Paris. It has been running at Her Majesty's Theatre since 1986 and even spawned a sequel, Lloyd Webber's Love Never Dies . Over the years, The Phantom of the Opera has seen many great actors take on the titular role, including Michael Crawford (originator), Peter Polycarpou, John Owen-Jones and Ramin Karimloo.

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3. Mamma Mia!

Opened 6th April 1999

Written by band members Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus, Mamma Mia! is arguably the world's most successful jukebox musical, based on the songs of Swedish pop group ABBA. Featuring the hits "Super Trouper", "Dancing Queen", "Take a Chance on Me" and, of course, Mamma Mia, the story tells of Sophie who invites three men who may be her father to her wedding on the Greek island of Kalokairi. It first opened in the West End in April 1999 at the Prince Edward Theatre, before transferring to the Novello Theatre in 2012.

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4. The Lion King

Opened 19th October 1999

The first production of Disney's musical The Lion King was mounted in Minneapolis in 1997, just three years after the smash-hit film premiered on the silver screen. The stage show boasts songs by Elton John and Tim Rice, including the classic "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?', as well as additional musical score by Hans Zimmer.

It tells the story of Simba, a young lion who must succeed his father as the King of the Pride Lands, with many of the cast dressed as animals or controlling giant hollow puppets. It has been running at the Lyceum Theatre in the West End since October 1999.

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Opened 27th September 2006

Based on the 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Wicked tells the story of witches Elphaba and Glinda who enrol at Shiz University. The musical phenomenon opened at the Apollo Victoria Theatre in 2006 following three successful years on Broadway. So successful, in fact, that in March 2016 it joined The Lion King and The Phantom of the Opera as the only Broadway shows to surpass $1 billion in total revenue. Fans love to see different actors take on the two lead roles (cast changes are must-see performances for die-hard fans), and the names who have donned the black hat include Louise Dearman, Willemijn Verkaik, Rachel Tucker, Idina Menzel and Kerry Ellis.

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6. Matilda the Musical

Opened 24th November 2011

Tim Minchin's first foray into musical theatre came when his musical adaptation of the Roald Dahl novel ran at the RSC in Stratford-upon-Avon. It tells the story of Matilda, an intelligent young girl whose parents would rather she watched television then read her favourite books, and sees her sent to a school ran by the horrible head mistress Miss Trunchbull.

Following its success, it opened at the Cambridge Theatre in late 2011. The playful musical was widely praised for its score, which includes the numbers "Naughty", "When I Grow Up" and "Revolting Children". After it opened, the four actresses who shared the lead role became the youngest actors to ever win an Olivier Award.

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7. The Book of Mormon

Opened 21st March 2013

The brainchild of South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Book of Mormon took the pair eight years to fully develop with Avenue Q writer Robert Lopez. The story is of two Mormon missionaries who try to share their scriptures with residents of a remote Ugandan village. Running at the Prince of Wales Theatre since March 2013, the musical features the numbers "Hello!", "You and Me (But Mostly Me)" and "Tomorrow Is a Latter Day."

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8. Hamilton

Opened 21st November 2017

After causing a sensation on Broadway, the musical theatre phenomenon Hamilton found its London home at the Victoria Palace Theatre in December 2017. The Pulitzer Prize-winning musical includes a mash-up of hip-hop, R&B and soul songs to tell the story of the American founding father Alexander Hamilton. Even though it's been in London for just a few years, Hamilton is well on its way to becoming a timeless musical.

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9. Tina the Musical

Opened 17th April 2018

West End audiences were treated to the world premiere of Tina the Musical on their home turf. Inspired by the life and career of Tina Turner, all of her greatest hits feature, including "Proud Mary" and "Nutbush City Limits." Productions of Tina the Musical are now on Broadway and in Europe, but you can see the original at London's Aldwych Theatre.

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10. Six the Musical

Opened 16th January 2019

All you need for a hit musical is a good idea. And that's exactly the case for Six the Musical , the five-time Olivier-nominated smash that's set the world on fire. The historical, musical sensation follows Henry VIII's six wives as they share their stories at the mic. But it's not an ancient relic though, these ladies wear their lipgloss, their fanciest outfits and storm the stage. Since opening at the Arts Theatre in 2019, Six has moved to larger venues to keep up with audience demand, playing at the Lyric Theatre and now the Vaudeville Theatre.

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Gerard Butler's 'Phantom of the Opera' Was Good, You Guys Are Just Mean

Underrated? Maybe. Over-hated? Definitely.

Ah, yes, everyone's favorite or least favorite musical movie. A film that you can ask someone about, and they will either sing its praises with fond nostalgia or go on an hour-long rant about how it's the greatest misuse of a stage production of all time . The Joel Schumacher-directed The Phantom of the Opera is by far not the worst adaptation of Gaston Leroux 's novel, those who have seen the 1998 Dario Argento film can verify, but it sure isn't the best. When I first became obsessed with the masked musician, I had many unkind words for the 2004 movie, and it's not as if all of my complaints were unfounded.

There are reasons that this movie is so polarizing. While the production is gorgeous, Alexandra Byrne 's costumes are amazing, the sets are sweeping, and the orchestra is on point, in short: it's a pretty movie. But how it fails is the two things the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical needs: it needs the depth of emotionality, and even more importantly it needs a great cast of actors to tie it all together.

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Patrick Wilson as Raoul De Chagny is a total exception; he was brilliant, perfect for the role, even. The supporting cast was also perfectly fine, but that's not where the real issue is, because the two characters people have their eyes on are the ingénue Christine Daae, here played by Emmy Rossum, and the Opera Ghost himself, played by none other than Gerard Butler . Rossum's issue was plain and simple: She was way too young, being 17 years old at the time of filming. This is even more uncomfortable considering how hard they leaned into the romantic and seductive elements of the story, given that both Wilson and Butler were twice her age.

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Butler, on the other hand, is a whole other story, and a lot of it comes down to being given the burden of playing such an iconic character. This film has a very, very long production history, being in the works since the days of Sarah Brightman and Michael Crawford, who were originally considered before it became way too late. A lot of actors were considered to play the eponymous role, including Hugh Jackman and Antonio Banderas, which maybe would've been a shock to average moviegoers, but not to those in the know. Why didn't they just pull a Jesus Christ Superstar and cast understudies from the Broadway or West End production? I don't know. No matter which direction they went in, someone was bound to be upset either way. Eventually, Butler was cast, and people had some notes.

Let's get the complaints out of the way. No, Butler was not a classically trained singer, and his performance is at times mentioned in the same category as Pierce Brosman in Mamma Mia and Russell Crowe in Les Misérables. He wasn't awful, but a character like the Phantom needs to be more than not awful, being one of the most enduring and iconic roles in all of musical theater. The deformity that condemned him to a life of violence and seclusion looked more like a bad rash.

Those who took issue with this version of the Phantom just didn't like how purposefully attractive they made him, which is a perfectly valid issue to have. That was the direction that they went with for this film in most regards. The costumes are the same way, as are a lot of the directions for the performances. It's considerably easier to tell when comparing the film and the stage production side by side where the weaknesses are.

He Might Be Underrated, But He Was Absolutely Over-Hated

However, none of this is Butler's fault, and he tried his absolute best. He was not an experienced singer before shooting this film. He was in a rock band as a student, and he was aware of how strange it was to be in that position. But both Schumacher and Webber believed Butler's singing voice had an edge to it that they felt fit the character, and Butler put the hard work in to be ready for this movie. More importantly, in spite of the idea that the director and producer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, had in their head for the Phantom, which was more of the darker side of a love triangle than a sympathetic villain, Gerard's performance as the Phantom is actually pretty underrated.

This role makes so much sense when you learn that it was his performance in Dracula 2000 that drew Schumacher's eye, playing a darkly brooding, revenge-driven monster. Singing aside, which really was just fine, where Butler shines is in the acting performance of The Phantom. He almost works in spite of the emotionally clumsy direction, and the whole Mills & Boon vibe the movie had. He wasn't afraid to go to a terrifying and ugly place when he needed to, like in the murders, and at the moment when Christine rips off his mask. He played the role as if his charm is a very fragile veneer for something furious and unstable. He can act superior around the people he's haunting, throwing his voice around and openly mocking the Opera House staff because he knows they're too scared to do anything about it, but when Christine shows him affection, he fully breaks down and weeps like a lost little kid.

An Olive Branch For 2004's Phantom

The Phantom, as a character in any of his many adaptations, is one with a lot of layers. Just watching one man slowly chip away bit by bit until the ending gives way to the center: Someone who has been devoid of love his entire life and is desperately crying for help. Butler plays his layers quite well. Starting off with seductive, dominant, and alluring, then becoming volatile and domineering, and the Final Lair where he stands in front of Christine and just starts sobbing. It still gets me, Gerard Butler had his moments as The Phantom, and does it with an edge and a danger that someone who would go on to play Leonidas could give it.

I really do anticipate that both camps won't really be happy with my conclusion, either in saying that Gerard Butler as the Phantom is okay, or in saying that it was just okay. I think it's time this film moved into the same territory as the first Twilight movie, and that we, those who really didn't like this movie, made peace with its existence. The first eight years were undeniably hard, at a loss for any other version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical that was accessible. But 2012 came along, and the 25th-anniversary performance at the Royal Albert Hall was released on DVD. So if you want a definitive version with a cast that many consider to be the best, there it is. There is so much more to the story beyond one musical and one movie , needless to say, Gerard Butler's Phantom is not the end of the world. Was it the greatest musical adaptation ever? No, far from it. But it had its strengths, and there are people out there who do love it, and now that I'm older, and hopefully wiser, I can kind of see why.

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There are many iconic stars on and off Broadway that are still being performed today, much to audiences' delight.

With the recent announcement of the show's upcoming closure in 2023, many theatergoers will be thinking fondly of their memories with the Phantom of the Opera . Playing at the Majestic since 1988, Phantom is one of the longest-running shows ever to grace the Broadway stage and has since become a major part of musical theater history.

That being said, the Phantom is not the only character to tread the boards for decades. There are many iconic stars on and off Broadway that are still being performed today, much to audiences' delight. From masked musicians to jukebox musicals by ABBA, there are dozens of shows to have lived long lives.

Rent (1996-2008)

Although arguably an acquired taste, Rent is a Broadway musical that lasted decades longer than its famous 525,600 minutes. With a stage career spanning twelve years on Broadway, the heart-wrenching musical had a fairly decent career after it left theaters in 2008.

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An American take on La Boheme, the musical saw a cast of artists and creatives struggling with obstacles like relationships, poverty, and the AIDS epidemic in Manhattan's East Village. The drama took home several awards, including a Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards. Take it or leave it, there's no denying the show's popularity or longevity.

Beauty And The Beast (1994-2007)

It's a tale as old as time, a song as old as rhyme, and one of the longest-running shows on Broadway. With an opening at the Palace in 1994 and closing at the Lunt-Fontaine Theater in 2007, Disney's first foray onto the stage was met with wide acclaim and even an Olivier Award in 1998.

The stage adaptation of the Disney animated muiscal was a fantasy brought to life. Before the live-action remakes were all the rage on the big screen, this stellar stage version was the closest thing fans got to seeing the characters in full form outside the parks. With elaborate sets and costumes, audiences were captivated by a more tangible take on Disney's most romantic story.

Mamma Mia! (2001-2015)

Jukebox musicals aren't exactly a new phenomenon on the Broadway stage, but none existed quite as long as ABBA's Mamma Mia! Running eight years after its successful film adaptation with Meryl Streep, the original production called New York its home for 14 happy years.

The musical rom-com with a soundtrack by the Swedish pop sensation has cultivated a mass of fans just as large as the band that inspired it. Nominated for several awards including five Tony's and two Drama Desk Awards, the musical was certainly more than a "Super Trooper."

A Chorus Line (1975-1990)

One singular sensation with 15 years on Broadway took a simple premise and turned it into one of the biggest and most famous productions in the history of the medium. A musical about the audition process might not seem like the most invigorating subject matter, but the compelling cast of characters hoping they get it is more than enough to keep an audience invested.

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With three Tonys under its belt and some of the catchiest tunes on its soundtrack, A Chorus Line is certainly more than just the standout company-focused musical. And audiences are still humming its theme song decades after it stopped playing.

Les Misérables (1987-2016)

Although this sung-through adaptation of Victor Hugo's tragic novel of the French Revolution first found its audience in its home country seven years prior, the American production ran from 1987 to 2016. Audiences heard the people sing for just under thirty years before its closing.

The tale of Jean Valjean and the perils of characters like Cosette and Marius was an emotional rollercoaster with dark and tragic twists that the author was known for. The production had a litany of awards and concert variations that permanently cement it in the Broadway consciousness.

Wicked (2003-)

While it drastically differed from the best-selling novel that inspired it, Gregory Maguire's Wicked remains one of the longest playing shows on Broadway, and it continues to run well after the book series has concluded. This reimagined prequel to The Wizard of Oz has stood alongside other Broadway greats since 2003 and shows no sign of ceasing anytime soon.

Since both the book and the musical's premiere, the characters of Elphaba and Glinda have breathed new life into L. Frank Baum's classic tale. With its steampunk dragon clocks, flying monkeys, and scarecrows dancing through life, audiences definitely aren't in Kansas anymore.

Cats (1982-2000)

The Phantom of the Opera might be his most famous and most successful musical, but true theater fans know that it was far from his first and only contribution to the Broadway stage. Before the questionable CGI animated movie, Cats was one of the most popular and successful musicals of the '80s.

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To say the show was a product of its time would be something of an understatement, especially with its punk-inspired costumes and influences. However, the Jellicle tribe was able to scurry off the stage in 2000 with more than a few awards and quite the furry and fabulous reputation.

The Lion King (1997)

The Lion King was one of Disney's most successful animated features for decades, so it makes perfect sense that it should be one of the most successful and recognizable productions still on Broadway and on tour 25 years later. As famous as the film that inspired it, the musical has been a fixture of the Broadway stage since 1997.

Disney truly took a gamble on Julie Taymor's vision when the show first premiered, but it was a stab in the dark that truly paid off. Famous for its use of masks, puppetry, and African-inspired aesthetic, it remains at the Minkoff and retains its crown to this day.

Chicago (1996)

It might seem strange to some for a Broadway revival to outdo the original run, but the 1996 version of Bob Fosse's Chicago did exactly that. This jazzy musical concerning the merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail, namely Roxie Heart and Velma Kelly, has been playing fast and loose since 1996.

26 years on the Broadway stage hasn't hindered its reputation either, as this more contemporary reimagining of the 1975 original is still as steamy and seductive as its ever been. If the run continues till 2031, it will have officially passed Phantom as the longest-running show in Broadway history.

The Phantom Of The Opera (1988-2023)

Of course, no collection of immortal broadway shows would be complete without mentioning The Phantom of the Opera. Soon, New York will have to unmask one of its most prominent theatrical features after a historic run on stage. Set to end its illustrious career in 2023, the Phantom will have lurked and lingered on Broadway for 35 years.

1988 saw Andrew Lloyd Webber craft and bring to life one of the most beautiful gothic horror stories into a musical phenomenon never seen before. The costumes, props, set pieces, and the infamous chandelier brought an adaptation of Gaston Leroux's novel off the page and onto the stage in a revolutionary way. The music of the night may soon be over, but the Opera Ghost will depart with a large collection of awards and an even larger sea of fans and admirers.

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     Frank Mastrone grew up in Monroe, CT and earned a BFA from Central CT State University. He began singing professionally at JP’s Good Time Emporium in Hartford as a “Singing Waiter.” (really…) 

     A few years after moving to NY (and becoming a heck of a waiter) Frank was asked to join the first national tour of CATS , traveling from San Francisco to Boston. Two years later he was the last person hired for the original cast of T HE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, making his Broadway debut in what would turn out to be the longest running show in Broadway history.  

     Frank soon took to the road again in the role of Jean Val Jean in Les Miserables , eventually joining the NY Company. 

     Off-Broadway was next with TAPESTRY: The Music of Carol King ; but the show was short lived and Frank joined a tour of the pop-opera EVITA , as the Tango singer Augustine Magaldi, performing in sixty one cities in forty-nine weeks! 

     Frank again landed in New York in BIG: The Musical , based on the hit film. Than; JEKYL & HYDE for a nearly four year run and the chance to understudy and perform the title role dozens of times!  

     One fascinating experience was touring in the hit show MAMMA MIA from coast to coast for over a year “in a mini-van with his wife and infant triplet daughters!” Other Broadway include SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, CATS , and most recently another six year run in PHANTOM . 

     Frank has performed in London where he made his Royal Albert Hall debut in the concert version of the Benny Annderson/Blorn Ulvaeus (the ABBA guys) musical KRISTINA (live CD available on DECCA). 

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Over the past decade the GMGP team have been involved in producing numerous shows from CATS and RSC’s Matilda in Manila, Disney’s The Lion King, Les Misérables, MAMMA MIA! And WICKED, The Sound of Music, West Side Story and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

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My vote is also for Wicked! Fantastic show. I read the book before seeing the show and it did not disappoint. Enjoy!

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I'm with the above on Wicked but understand because of the discounts available on the others you will be paying about twice as much to see Wicked if that is your pleasure.

I have seen both and would suggest Wicked. It's an excellent musical with nice cast. There is also a parking lot in the same building as the musical so you don't have to search for parking if you are driving. Rate is around 28 dollars.

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I saw Wicked last month and I absolutely loved it!

I've seen all three that you've listed as Options.

Wicked would be my first pick by far. Loved it.

Saw Phantom some years ago and it was great too, and say Mama Mia just last month. It was good, but not great.

I would agree. Mama Mia was a bit disappointing for me as well.

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Def Wicked! I've seen it 4 times! I want to see it on broadway in oct but hubby won't let me see it again!

I agree - see Wicked.

Mamma Mia - so so, and I am one of the few who think Phantom is overrated.

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    99+ Photos Drama Musical Romance A young soprano becomes the obsession of a disfigured and murderous musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opéra House. Director Joel Schumacher Writers Gaston Leroux Andrew Lloyd Webber Joel Schumacher Stars Gerard Butler Emmy Rossum Patrick Wilson See production info at IMDbPro RENT/BUY from $3.99

  10. The Phantom of the Opera

    Story. The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera debuted in 1988, winning seven Tony Awards® including Best Musical. Based on Gaston Leroux ...

  11. PDF Broadway Series History

    1998-1999 The Will Rogers Follies Guys and Dolls Grease The Who's Tommy Jesus Christ Superstar Radio City Musical Hall Spectacular The Phantom of the Opera Annie Get Your Gun Jelly's Last Jam The Sound of Music Blood Brothers Hello, Dolly! Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat CATS Jekyll and Hyde

  12. Show History

    The Phantom of the Opera (Special Engagement) Love Never Dies; 2016-2017. Finding Neverland (National Tour Launch) Stomp (Special Engagement) ... Cats (Special Engagement) Mamma Mia! (Special Engagement) Jesus Christ Superstar; The Phantom of the Opera; The Full Monty; Riverdance (Special Engagement) Forever Plaid;

  13. Role Call with Judy Kaye (WICKED, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, MAMMA MIA

    Get Tickets to WICKEDhttp://www.broadway.com/shows/wicked/Tony winner Judy Kaye on her roles WICKED, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, GREASE, MAMMA MIA! and many more.

  14. Ramin Karimloo to star in The Phantom of the Opera in Italy

    Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera is set to open in Italy in 2023. Premiering at Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia in Trieste, this marks the first time the show has opened in Italy. Leading the cast as The Phantom is Olivier and Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo, who has previously played the role in London's West End ...

  15. The Top 10 Highest-Grossing Broadway Shows of All Time

    1. The Lion King, $1,463,250,222. Broadway's third-longest-running show is also its highest grossing, and by a fairly wide margin. Based on the hit 1994 Disney animated film, this musical has ...

  16. Top 10 longest-running musicals currently in London's West End

    The Phantom of the Opera Opened 9th October 1986 Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical The Phantom of the Opera opened in the West End in 1986, when Lloyd Webber teamed up yet again with Cats producer Cameron Mackintosh. The composer wanted to write a romantic piece, using Gaston Leroux's book The Phantom of the Opera as a basis.

  17. Universal Hopes 'Cats' Is To 'Mamma Mia!' As 'Rise ...

    'Cats' may benefit from both spillover for and disinterest of, especially overseas, 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' just as 'Mamma Mia!' scored huge overseas alongside 'The Dark Knight' in July ...

  18. Phantom of the Opera star John Cudia and Mamma Mia star Judy McLane

    Get tickets to PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: http://www.theatermania.com/broadway/the-phantom-of-the-opera_30/The stars of Broadway's Mamma Mia! and Phantom of the O...

  19. Gerard Butler's 'Phantom of the Opera' Actually Wasn't That Bad

    An Olive Branch For 2004's Phantom. The Phantom, as a character in any of his many adaptations, is one with a lot of layers. Just watching one man slowly chip away bit by bit until the ending ...

  20. Phantom Of The Opera & 9 Other Longest-Running Shows On Broadway

    With the recent announcement of the show's upcoming closure in 2023, many theatergoers will be thinking fondly of their memories with the Phantom of the Opera. Playing at the Majestic since 1988, Phantom is one of the longest-running shows ever to grace the Broadway stage and has since become a major part of musical theater history. That being said, the Phantom is not the only character to ...

  21. Frank Mastrone on line

    Two years later he was the last person hired for the original cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, making his Broadway ... One fascinating experience was touring in the hit show MAMMA MIA from coast to coast for over a year "in a mini-van with his wife and infant triplet daughters!" Other Broadway include SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER, CATS, and most ...

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    For over a decade the GMGP team have been involved in presenting numerous productions in Manila including CATS, RSC's Matilda, Disney's The Lion King, Les Misérables, MAMMA MIA!, WICKED, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and The Sound of Music. ... MAMMA MIA!, WICKED, The Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and The Sound of Music ...

  23. re Phantom of the Opera, Wicked & Mamma Mia

    Enjoy! I saw Wicked last month and I absolutely loved it! Saw Phantom some years ago and it was great too, and say Mama Mia just last month. It was good, but not great. I would agree. Mama Mia was a bit disappointing for me as well. This post has been removed at the author's request. To read more about editing your posts, please follow this link:

  24. The Broadway Cast Of "American Idiot"

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  25. Phantom of Opera,Mamma Mia,Nicholas Martin, Organ

    Nicholas Martin playing Technics Organ at the Bonington Theatre, Arnold for Nottingham Organ Society on 24 March 2014.