Phantom Of The Opera Broadway Closing

"Phantom of the Opera," Broadway's longest-running production and an classic New York City theater will close early next year.

The opera announced on Friday that it will celebrate its 35th anniversary on January 26th, followed by its final Broadway performance on February 18th.

This month, Mayor Eric Adams attended the play to commemorate Broadway's resiliency after the pandemic.

The musical has expensive scenery, costumes, a huge cast, and an orchestra. After the epidemic, box office grosses have varied, since the show reopened after the pandemic.

Since well over a decade,  Phantom has held the title of longest-running production in the history of Broadway.

The musical has played over 13,500 performances on Broadway alone, in front of 19.5 million people at The Majestic Theatre on West 44th Street.

According to the show, it is the biggest single creator of income and jobs in Broadway and US theatrical history.

About 6,500 people, including 400 actors, have worked on the New York production alone during its more than three decades run.

A spokesman said worldwide performances will continue, including the flagship London production, which will mark its 36th anniversary on Oct. 9.

Phantom will be released in China in 2023 in Mandarin, and a Spanish-language collaboration with Antonio Banderas has been announced.