⭐ THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA WEST END PRODUCTION WILL RETURN – UNCHANGED ⭐
Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Really Useful Group has confirmed that The Phantom of the Opera has not closed permanently and has insisted the “brilliant original” will be returning to the West End.
RUG president Jessica Koravos told The Stage that reports that Phantom had closed permanently, based on an interview Cameron Mackintosh gave to the Evening Standard, were wrong, and that the show was only being closed to allow works to be carried out to both the show’s set and the theatre where it has been performed for 34 years.
She said the musical would return unchanged, using the work of the original creative team, including director Hal Prince and designer Maria Björnson.
Koravos commented: “We are in the process of designing and costing it now, but all the modern technology that exists now and didn’t 35 years ago will be incorporated. It will be Maria Björnson’s design, it will be the original version. It is not a new version of the show – it will be the original Phantom”
Koravos also said no other show would come into the theatre before Phantom and that the venue would remain dark until then.
Wonderful news! ! ! I’m so glad they have come out and cleared up the confusion.
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