‘The Phantom of the Opera’ extends Broadway run due to demand



The nightly music will continue for eight weeks longer than expected.

The Broadway musical “The Phantom of the Opera” announced in September that it would close in February due to declining ticket sales, but plans have changed.

On Tuesday, the show’s creator, Cameron Mackintosh, announced that the show will now run until April 16.

An unexpected bluster in sales, as well as a busy Thanksgiving week, helped the longest-running show in Broadway history earn $2.2 million in sales last week, according to The New York Times.

“What a wonderful response to the end of the show,” McIntosh told The Times. “We’ve sold almost everything we have on sale.”

The musical will celebrate its 35th anniversary in January.

With music by renowned composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, “Phantom” features a masked music lover who haunts the Paris Opera House.

The Broadway show is directed by Hal Prince. In 1988, the show won seven Tony Awards.

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