Swedish recording artist Peter Jöback will serve as Broadway's 30th anniversary Phantom in Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera at the Majestic Theatre. Jöback, who previously played the role in New York (2013), London (2012), and his native Stockholm (2016), will appear in the show January 15-March 31.
The performance commemorating the anniversary will take place on Wednesday, January 24, with the actual anniversary taking place on January 26. Plans for the evening are still to be announced.
Current Phantom James Barbour will play his final performance on December 23. During the three weeks between Barbour and Jöback (December 25-January 13), the role will be portrayed by principal cast member Laird Mackintosh, who plays the role of Monsieur André. Ali Ewoldt and Rodney Ingram will continue in their roles as Christine and Raoul for the 30th anniversary, with Kayley Ann Voorhees playing Christine at certain performances.
The current and anniversary principal company also includes Mackintosh (Monsieur André), Craig Bennett (Monsieur Firmin), Maree Johnson (Madame Giry), and Kara Klein (Meg Giry), Raquel Suarez Groen (Carlotta), and Carlton Moe (Piangi).
Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.
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