The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera is currently the longest-running musical on Broadway. It is based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, which was written in 1910. The Broadway cast features James Barbour as the Phantom, Ali Ewoldt as Christine Daaé and Rodney Ingram as Raoul. The music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who is also known from Cats and the School of Rock. The Phantom of the Opera is your standard love story, but it does not feel like it was made with a stencil. After seeing the Phantom of the Opera, it is no surprise to me that it is the longest running musical on Broadway. The music was remarkable and very dramatic, and the actors’ performances were outstanding. The singers easily met the high Broadway standards and the songs got stuck in my head for days. I also must give a shout out to the people who oversaw the props, because everything on the stage was beautiful and fit in with the themes and general aesthetic of the musical. The Phantom of the Opera is a classic, and I would absolutely recommend for people who want to see a guaranteed Broadway hit.