For nearly 30 years Phantom has been entertaining, enthralling and wowing audiences on Broadway.
Today’s matinee was once again sold out. I was thrilled to see the latest cast on Broadway of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most adored & spectacular musical.
So what is the reason for this musicals success? Well, it’s a love story – it’s actually a love / hate story – even better. Infatuation doesn’t go far enough!
It has remarkable tunes, a captivating set and a sensational cast who bring this creepy, emotional, moving & powerful story to life.
The greatness of Phantom is that as a character he is hideous on every level, however, you cannot help but feel sorry for him by the end. That’s beautiful theatre!
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Unrequited love is never easy and seldom runs smoothly – just ask the chandelier……
Currently headlining this record-breaking musical, is James Barbour who masterfully captivates audiences with his wonderful interpretation of this classic role.
Barbour is a theatre pro and you can tell. He makes it look effortless. He clearly understands pathos, drama and empathy.
His voice is rich & powerful and truly remarkable. Brilliantly menacing yet touching as the Phantom deals with unhealthy obsession of Christine.
Ali Ewoldt is the current Daae on Broadway. What a gorgeous tone. Beautiful vocally and physically – she owns this enormous role.
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What a lot of people forget about Phantom Of The Opera is that as well as being dark and at times depressing, it’s also wonderfully witty and has clever sarcasm and mockery throughout.
Despite still being the original set & production with few tweaks, it’s visually & emotionally as spectacular throughout and some of the illusions are breath-taking by 2017 standards.
This show was certainly ahead of its time.
Having seen Phantom 100’s of times around the world, this cast is superb. Vocally magnificent.
It’s so rare that a show comes along that is timeless. Phantom has everything audiences crave – drama, spectacle and now legendary songs that they know, love and cannot wait to hear.
Who could be unmoved by ‘The Music Of The Night’, ‘Angel Of Music’, ‘Think Of Me’ and ‘All I Ask Of You’.
Don’t miss Phantom Of The Opera at the Majestic Theatre, in the heart of Broadway on 44th Street.
This show is as popular and timeless today as it was the week it opened, that’s 30 years ago next Jan 2018. Bravo Lord Webber.
Review by Alex Belfield for Celebrity Radio 8th May 2017.