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The World’s Most Popular Musical Will Premiere in Southeast Asia Next Year
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The World’s Most Popular Musical Will Premiere in Southeast Asia Next Year

The world’s most popular musical, The Phantom of the Opera will make its premiere in Kuala Lumpur for a limited season at the Istana Budaya from June 15, 2019.

Tickets are now on sale through TicketCharge.

Source: MadbuzzHK
Source: MadbuzzHK

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius known only as the Phantom who haunts the depths of the Paris Opera House.

Mesmerised by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

It is produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group.

The Andrew Lloyd Webber blockbuster has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony awards on Broadway and four Olivier Awards in the West End.

The Phantom of the Opera became the longest-running show in Broadway history on Jan 9, 2006, when it celebrated its 7,486th performance, surpassing the previous record holder Cats.

Source: thestranger.com
Source: thestranger.com

On Jan 1, 2018, it celebrated its 13,000th performance and later that month on Jan 24, the Broadway production celebrated an amazing 30 years on Broadway, New York. With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, jaw-dropping scenery, breathtaking special effects and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer Maria Björnson.

The Phantom of the Opera contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, including The Phantom of the Opera, Think of Me and Music of the Night.

The original cast recording, with over 40 million copies sold worldwide, is the best-selling cast recording of all time.

The Phantom of the Opera is presented in Kuala Lumpur by Lunchbox Productions, Base Entertainment Asia and TEG Dainty.

Source : The Star

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