Cameron Mackintosh will mount a brand new production of legit blockbuster "Phantom of the Opera" for a worldwide tour in early 2012.
Phantom Of The Opera
Teutonic singer Peter Hofmann, who was famous for his perfs in rock, opera and tuners, died Nov. 30 in Bavaria, Germany, of complications from Parkinson's disease. He was 66.
The most daunting problem for Andrew Lloyd Webber's follow-up, "Love Never Dies," is great expectations.
Any theater reporter who has ever covered the celebrity beat has a Liz Taylor story, a Bob Fosse story, a Liza Minnelli story -- some backstage dish that never made it into print but still burns…
Hollywood may or may not love movie versions of stage musicals: At the box office, it's currently a boffo "Chicago," a profitable "Phantom" and a questionable "Rent." For legit, however, there's no…
The drapery of that faded opera house will extend all the way to the lobby and move on its own volition. Huge flames will emerge from faux-Victorian wall sconces. And that iconic chandelier? Now a…
It was early summer 1984, as producer Cameron Mackintosh remembers it, when the composer Andrew Lloyd Webber first called to suggest doing "The Phantom of the Opera'' as a musical. "I thought that…
Any world-weary theater vet who walks down 44th Street at 7:30 p.m. and spots the "Phantom of the Opera" line snaking out of the Majestic Theater and up Eighth Avenue can't help but roll his eyes and…
Flashier than the rising tire in "Cats" and less overbearing than the helicopter in "Miss Saigon," the chandelier in "The Phantom of the Opera" is one of the most beloved set pieces in Broadway…
"The most successful entertainment venture of all time" would seem a rather bold claim to make, a parlor game waiting to happen. But those words are exactly what the press kit for "The Phantom of the…
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