ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
IN A SPECTACULAR NEW PRODUCTION BY CAMERON MACKINTOSH
PORTLAND’S ENGAGEMENT AT KELLER AUDITORIUM MAY 13–23
Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THEPHANTOM OF THE OPERA are on sale now for the Portland engagement at Keller Auditorium. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.
For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com.
Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “It’s wonderful to have a new production of PHANTOM touring America now that the show has celebrated 27 years on Broadway. Director Laurence Connor has done an amazing job and this production has received huge critical acclaim in the UK.”
Cameron Mackintosh said, ”After a glorious celebration of 27 phenomenal years on Broadway with no end in sight, I’m delighted that this dazzling new production of PHANTOM has been phenomenally well-received by both audiences and critics alike in the U.K. and now the U.S. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, I am confident North American audiences will fall in love with the PHANTOM in his new guise— for the first time or all over again.”
This new production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is directed by Laurence Connor (the 25th Anniversary production of Les Misérablesnow on Broadway) with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter and musical supervision by John Rigby. The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
There are currently eight productions of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA around the world: the flagship London production (approaching 28 Years and counting), New York (27 Years and counting), Sapporo (Japan, 25 Years and counting, in repertory), Budapest (Hungary), Hamburg (Germany), the Asian Pacific Tour (now in Taipei, Taiwan), Moscow (Russia, which had its official opening on October 4, 2014) and Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production now on tour in North America. The next international opening will be in Istanbul (Turkey) in April 2015.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA became the first stage production to reach worldwide grosses of $6 billion, which it did this past summer. Revenues far surpass the world’s highest-grossing film Avatar (at $2.8 billion), as well as such other blockbusters as Titanic, The Lord of the Rings,Jurassic Park and Star Wars.
Worldwide, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has played more than 65,000 performances that have been seen by 140 million people in 30 countries and 151 cities in 14 languages. The show has won more than 70 major theater awards.
There have been three previous U.S. National Tours of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA that grossed over $1.5 billion in combined box office sales and played 216 engagements in 77 cities for an unprecedented total of 36 years and over 14,500 performances to 31 million people.
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
TICKET AND PERFORMANCE INFORMATION
May 13–23, 2015 | Keller Auditorium, SW 3rd & Clay
Wednesday, May 13 | 7:30pm
Thursday, May 14 | 1:00pm and 7:30pm (7:30pm is an ASL Interpreted Performance)
Friday, May 15 | 7:30pm
Saturday, May 16 | 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Sunday, May 17 | 1:00pm and 6:30pm (6:30pm is an Open Captioned Performance)
Monday, May 18 | 7:30pm
Tuesday, May 19 | 7:30pm
Wednesday, May 20 | 7:30pm
Thursday, May 21 | 1:00pm and 7:30pm
Friday, May 22 | 7:30pm – Open Captioned Performance
Saturday, May 23 | 2:00pm & 7:30pm – (2:00pm is an ASL Interpreted Performance)
For information on ADA seating, please call the Portland Opera Box Office at 503-241-1802 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Ticket can be purchased:
Portland Opera Box Office: 503- 241-1802 or toll free at 866-739-6737
Portland’5 Box Office: 800-273-1530 All TicketsWest locations
U.S. Bank Broadway in Portland is a partnership between Portland Opera and Broadway Across America.
Official show site: www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com