Phantom of the Opera premiered in London in 1986 with Michael
Crawford as The Phantom and Sarah Brightman as Christine. Based
on the novel by Gaston Leroux, Phantom tells the story
of a strange, disfigured man who lives in the bowels of the Paris
Opera House. He becomes obsessed with Christine, a young singer,
and takes it upon himself to further her career at any cost--even
if it means murder.
The Phantom of the Opera was transferred to Broadway
in 1988 with Crawford and Brightman repeating their roles. The
show was a resounding success and gave Andrew Lloyd Webber the
distinction of being the first composer to have three musicals
running simultaneously in London and New York.
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