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Phantom of the Opera to close on Broadway after 35 years

Sep 16, 2022, 4:08 PM | Updated: 4:09 pm

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  The cast of "The Phantom Of The Opera" performs onstage at The 67th Annual...

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09: The cast of "The Phantom Of The Opera" performs onstage at The 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

(Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

Phantom of the Opera, the show that has captivated audiences for 35 years, will be closing on Broadway on Feb. 18 according to the Hollywood Reporter. 

The musical has music composed by Andrew Lloyd Weber and has been playing since January 1988 at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre.

The show was forced to close for a time during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and then reopened in 2021.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 04: Actors from the musical Phantom of the Opera perform at the BBC Platinum Party at the Palace, as part of the Queen's Platinum Jubilee celebrations, on June 4, 2022 in London, England. The Platinum Jubilee of Elizabeth II is being celebrated from June 2 to June 5, 2022, in the UK and Commonwealth to mark the 70th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth II on 6 February 1952. (Photo by Humphrey Nemar - WPA Pool/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 12: People read a notification at the Majestic Theatre that Broadway productions have been suspended on March 12, 2020 in New York City. As the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread in the United States, theater productions on Broadway will be closed until April 12. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 26:  Sierra Boggess, Hugh Panaro, Kyle Barisich and the cast of "The Phantom of the Opera" attend "The Phantom Of The Opera" Broadway 25th Anniversary at Majestic Theatre on January 26, 2013 in New York, New York.  (Photo by Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 09:  The cast of "The Phantom Of The Opera" performs onstage at The 67th Annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on June 9, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions)

It has been Broadway’s longest-running show.

No other information was immediately available.

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Phantom of the Opera to close on Broadway after 35 years