The author is A. L. Webber. For the lyrical part of the work were responsible R. Stilgoe & C. Hart. The script was designed by Lloyd Webber and R. Stilgoe. First act of the musical was shown for the first time in 1985 during a festival in Sydmonton, starring C. Wilkinson, S. Brightman & C. Carter. Premiere took place in early October 1986 at Her Majesty's Theatre. Directed by H. Prince & choreographed by G. Lynne, the leading role were played by M. Crawford (for the first time), S. Brightman & S. Barton. As of May 2016, production continues to go in the West End. It is the 1st longest show ever running in the history of both, West End and Broadway, passing by the mark of 23 000 plays in total on these main scenes and more that 2000 on other scenes of the world (2nd place holder ‘Les Miserables’ counts only 19000+ plays of both WE+BW scenes).
In late January 1988, Majestic Theatre hosted the Broadway’s premiere of this production. Director of performance was H. Prince, choreographer – G. Lynne. The same actors were starring that have been involved in the London production. As of February 2016, it survived through 11,670 performances. In May 2016, the show continues on Broadway. Asian premiere of the musical was presented in the MDM theater in early October 2014. Translation of the lyrics was realized by A. Ivashchenko. Main parts were performed by: D. A. Ermak, I. Ozhogin, E. Bakhtiyarova, T. Kotova & E. A. Zaitsev. As of 2016, the show still continues in several countries worldwide.
1st American national tour started in 1991 in LA. End of touring was in California Pantages Theatre. Production took place in 30 countries on all continents – a show has been watched by at least 150 million people across the globe. In 2004, the film adaptation of the musical was performed. Director of the film was Joel Schumacher. Roles of Phantom, Christine and viscount sang by G. Butler, E. Rossum & P. Wilson accordingly. The musical is award-winning of Outer Critics Circle, Tony, Drama Desk & Laurence Olivier. It is a currently running show.
Release date: 1986
Last Update:May, 18th 2016
Phantom of the Opera, The lyrics list
- Act 1
- Think of Me
- Angel of Music
- Little Lotte/The Mirror
- The Phantom of the Opera
- Music of the Night
- Magical Lasso
- I Remember/Stranger Than You Dreamt It
- Notes/Prima Donna
- Poor Fool, He Makes Me Laugh/Il Muto
- Why Have You Brought Me Here/Raoul I've Been There
- All I Ask of You
- All I Ask of You (Reprise)
- Act 2
- Masquerade / Why So Silent?
- Madame Giry's Tale/The Fairground
- Journey to the Cemetery
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
- Wandering Child
- The Swordfight
- We Hall All Been Blind
- A Rehearsal for Don Juan Triumphant
- Point of No Return/Chandelier Crash
- Down Once More/Track Down This Murderer
- Learn to Be Lonely