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May 9th, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera Theater

Address: 245 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036

Description: The Phantom of the Opera is the most financially successful musical of all time. Based on the novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra written by French author Gaston Leroux, the musical is set in the Paris Opera House in 1911 and tells the story of Christine Daaé; her lover Raoul, the Vicomte de Chagny; and the mysterious masked figure who lives beneath the Opera House – known as the Phantom of the Opera.

The show opened at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles. There have been dozens of productions worldwide since. Now, some 20 years after the first production opened, the show has won over 50 Theater awards including 7 Tonys. Current worldwide productions include Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular, which opened at The Venetian Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas in June 2006.

A movie version of The Phantom of the Opera was released in 2004, directed by Joel Schumacher.

Distance from Hotel: 6.7