The Phantom of the Opera — Broadway’s longest-running show — is scheduled to close in February 2023, the biggest victim yet of the post-pandemic softening in theater attendance in New York.
The musical — a fixture on Broadway since 1988, weathering recessions, war and cultural shifts — will play its final performance on Broadway on Feb. 18, a spokesperson told The Associated Press on Friday (Sept. 16). The closing will come less than a month after its 35th anniversary. It will conclude with an eye-popping 13,925 performances.
It is a costly musical to sustain, with elaborate sets and costumes as well as a large cast and
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