The Phantom of the Opera extends West End run

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The Phantom of the Opera has extended its West End run at His Majesty’s Theatre, with bookings being taken until September 28, 2024.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s production recently marked 37 years on London’s West End, in the same year the play closed on Broadway. 

The Phantom of the Opera had featured on Broadway for 35 years, playing 13,981 shows and grossing more than $1.3bn (£1bn/€1.3bn) before closing in April. 

It first opened on the West End in 1986 and in New York in 1988 at the Majestic Theatre, where it remained for more than three decades.

The Phantom of the Opera was the longest running show in Broadway history, and the second longest-running West End musical behind Les Misérables. It is the third longest-running show overall behind The Mousetrap and Les Misérables.