‘Phantom’ finally unmasks

Musical bows in Leicester Square after 15-year journey

LONDON — The strange 15-year trip of “Phantom of the Opera” from a planned Joel Schumacher film adaptation to a decade-plus of development hell and back again with Schumacher at the helm, was completed Dec. 6 when the screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s London stage blockbuster musical bowed in Leicester Square.

On hand were Lloyd Webber and family, Schumacher, film stars Emmy Rossum, Gerard Butler, Patrick Wilson, Minnie Driver and Miranda Richardson.

More Scene

  • Sundance Parties

    Sundance 2018: The Insider's Party Guide

    LONDON — The strange 15-year trip of “Phantom of the Opera” from a planned Joel Schumacher film adaptation to a decade-plus of development hell and back again with Schumacher at the helm, was completed Dec. 6 when the screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s London stage blockbuster musical bowed in Leicester Square. On hand were […]

  • '12 Strong' film premiere

    '12 Strong': Chris Hemsworth Hopes Film Can Reduce 'Misconceptions' About Afghanistan

    LONDON — The strange 15-year trip of “Phantom of the Opera” from a planned Joel Schumacher film adaptation to a decade-plus of development hell and back again with Schumacher at the helm, was completed Dec. 6 when the screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s London stage blockbuster musical bowed in Leicester Square. On hand were […]

  • Guillermo del Toro, Greta Gerwig and

    Timothée Chalamet Says He'd Love to Work With Christopher Nolan or Guillermo del Toro

    LONDON — The strange 15-year trip of “Phantom of the Opera” from a planned Joel Schumacher film adaptation to a decade-plus of development hell and back again with Schumacher at the helm, was completed Dec. 6 when the screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s London stage blockbuster musical bowed in Leicester Square. On hand were […]

  • Tracee Ellis Ross

    Tracee Ellis Ross at Image Makers Awards: 'Clothing Started as Armor for Me'

    LONDON — The strange 15-year trip of “Phantom of the Opera” from a planned Joel Schumacher film adaptation to a decade-plus of development hell and back again with Schumacher at the helm, was completed Dec. 6 when the screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s London stage blockbuster musical bowed in Leicester Square. On hand were […]

  • Golden Globes Timeline

    Inside the Glamorous Golden Globes After-Parties

    LONDON — The strange 15-year trip of “Phantom of the Opera” from a planned Joel Schumacher film adaptation to a decade-plus of development hell and back again with Schumacher at the helm, was completed Dec. 6 when the screen version of Andrew Lloyd Webber‘s London stage blockbuster musical bowed in Leicester Square. On hand were […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content