Thursday, March 12, 2009

Phantom of the Opera on Broadway-How to get Insider Discount Tickets Today

For over 21 years now The Phantom of the Opera has been playing to excited live audiences that love Broadway theater. It is the longest running show in the history of Broadway. The show plays all over the world and has grossed over $5 billion dollars in ticket sales. I believe it is the largest single entertainment attraction in the world.

The Phantom of the Opera is based on the famous Gaston Leroux novel that tells the story of a mysterious masked man that lurks in the basement and haunts the players at The Paris Opera House. The phantom falls madly in love with Christine, the new young opera soprano wanting her to flee with him while he terrorizes everyone else in the opera house. The Phantom of the Opera has beautiful classical music written by the great Andrew Lloyd Webber, with direction by the legendary Harold Prince.

The Phantom of the Opera won seven 1988 Tony Awards including Best Musical. For over 2300 performances now, Howard McGillin has played the leading role of the phantom, more than any other actor around the world. Marni Raab plays the role of Christine and Tim Martin Gleason plays Raoul (Christine's love interest).

I just found out that on April 24, 2009, Ryan Silverman will take over the role of Raoul in the Broadway production of The Phantom of the Opera. Mr. Silverman has played the role of Raoul in Las Vegas for some time now. He will become the 3rd Las Vegas player to participate in the Broadway version in the last year or so. He will become the 13th person to play Raoul on Broadway. Mr. Silverman recently returned from London after playing the role of "Tony" in West Side Story. He made his Broadway debut in Cry-Baby last year as well.

I have seen The Phantom of the Opera several times in the last 21 years. As I recall, I first started my own Broadway theater ticket service with my friend and partner Bill just before The Phantom of the Opera first began playing on Broadway in New York City. It was the hottest show we ever sold tickets for when the business started and for many years that followed. There have been and will be many other hit shows that play on Broadway, yet I'm not sure we will ever again see a "long term" live theater event like this show ever again friends.

Right now, my company Applause Theater Service,an officially New York State licensed ticket agency operating in the theater district on New York, has access to discount tickets for The Phantom of the Opera for most performances (except Saturday evenings). So if you think you might want to see the greatest success in live theater today, have a look at The Phantom of the Opera show page or just pick up the phone and give us a call at 212-307-7050 or toll free at 800-451-9930. We are open seven days a week and love talking about Broadway theater. We can even suggest some wonderful places to eat before or after the theater. We know all the great places.

If you want to learn about other Broadway Shows, check out our current Broadway theater listings by clicking here.

Enjoy live Broadway theater. It's one of my most favorite things to do in life.

Take care friends.
Rich Gladstone
Applause Theater Service
311 West 43rd Street, suite 601
NY,NY 10036
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