On Monday December 6, Sean MacLaughlin and Liz McCartney took over the roles of Raoul and Carlotta, respectively, in the longest-running show in Broadway history - The Phantom of the Opera.
Sean MacLaughlin returned to the role of Raoul after performing it on the closing leg of the national tour of Phantom. He first joined the tour in 2007, and began playing Raoul in February 2009 until the tour's close in October.
Liz McCartney is also no stranger to her role, having playEd Carlotta for over 600 performances on Broadway, beginning in 1999.
The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway in 1988 and has since played more than 9,500 performances at the Majestic Theatre, making it the longest-running show in Broadway history. 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.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is directed by Harold Prince. Lyrics are by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe) and the book is by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA has production design by the late Maria Björnson, lighting by Andrew Bridge and sound design by Mick Potter with original sound by Martin Levan. Musical staging and choreography is by Gillian Lynne. Orchestrations are by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The performance schedule for THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is Monday evenings at 8PM, Tuesday evenings at 7PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8PM, with matinees on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2PM. Ticket prices range from $26.50 - $131.50 with Premium Tickets also available. To order tickets visit telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.