‘Phantom of the Opera’ announces end to historic 35-year run on Broadway

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‘Phantom of the Opera’ announces end to historic 35-year run on Broadway

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After 35 years, one of Broadway’s best-known shows will close its curtains for the final time in 2023.

The “Phantom of the Opera” announced Friday its last performance will be on Feb. 18 at The Majestic Theater in New York.

Based on Gaston Leroux’s horror novel, the musical debuted in early 1988, making it the longest-running show in Broadway history.

During its time on the stage, “Phantom of the Opera” has snagged dozens of awards, including seven Tony Awards – one being for Best Musical.

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  • 'Phantom of the Opera' signage outside of a theatre

    Signage at The 34th Anniversary Performance of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Phantom of The Opera” on Broadway at The Majestic Theater on January 26, 2022 in New York City. (Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

  • Man wearing a mask performs on stage

    Hugh Panaro, the Phantom during “The Phantom of the Opera” Marks Its 7,000th Performance on Broadway at The Majestic Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)

  • Man wearing mask and woman in dress singing on stage

    The cast of The Phantom of the Opera performing during the Platinum Party at the Palace staged in front of Buckingham Palace, London, on day three of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II. (Victoria Jones/PA Images)

  • A group of people wearing Phantom of the Opera masks

    The audience is given phantom masks to wear during the re-opening night performance of “Phantom Of The Opera” on Broadway at The Majestic Theater on October 22, 2021 in New York City. (Bruce Glikas/Getty Images)

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A spokesperson told The Hollywood Reporter that other productions of the musical across the world will continue. Those locations include: England, Australia, Finland, Japan, China and Prague.

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Tickets for the final performance are not yet available, but are expected to be soon.