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How long? 

How much longer do you think Phantom will stay on Broadway?
2 years or less 14%  14%  [ 4 ]
3 to 5 years 18%  18%  [ 5 ]
6 or more 68%  68%  [ 19 ]
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So I was wondering since the nat'l tour will be closing in September, and the show's rights are being released, what do you thing the ETA is for Phantom staying on Broadway?


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At least 6 years, that's for sure!

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It will stay as long as it continues to be profitable.

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I give it three more years.

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I think Phantom is just one of those staple musicals which will keep on going. As long as it's done well, there'll always be audiences to see it (particularly considering London is such a hot-spot for tourists) and there'll always be another young soprano wanting to play Christine, simple as that. I don't think releasing the rights will make much of a difference. Like Cats and many other professioally-renowned shows, I would be skeptical about seeing them performed by amateur groups as such demanding shows can easily flop in an amateur environment.

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Set_Buildin_Dad wrote:
It will stay as long as it continues to be profitable.


Exactly. It still brings in a wonderful revenue, and continues to be one of the highest grossing shows on Broadway, year after year. I say certainly over six years. It doesn't show any signs of closing soon. It has a VERY loyal fanbase, and new generations will continue to discover it all over again.

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What Is This Feeling? wrote:
Set_Buildin_Dad wrote:
It will stay as long as it continues to be profitable.


Exactly. It still brings in awonderful revenue, and continues to be one of the highest grossing shows on Broadway, year after year. I say certainly over six years. It doesn't show any signs of closing soon. It ha sa VERY loyal fanbase, and new generations will continue to discover it all over again.


Does it really? I had the impression the Phantoms audiences were winding down seeing how it is relatively easy to get tickets...my bad :oops:

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Well, just because it is easy to get a seat, doesn't mean people don't jump at the chance. The Phantom of the Opera has been running for over twenty-two years at the Majestic Theater. This show is a sure pick for tourists and visitors who come to NY to visit, and want to have the experience of seeing a musical. I'm not sure if I'm 100% correct, but I believe just last week they sold to 86% capacity, which is no way near running out of steam. Plus, every holiday season their capacity is usually in the nineties. You can check yourself at http://www.livebroadway.com. Go to Reserach and Information and then NYC Grosses. Like I said, I think there is a good chance it will be around for many years to come. :wink:

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I think when it closes, it's going to be in a landmark year. So either its 25th or 30th Birthday.

Or in 2012 :?

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I really don't mean to be sceptical and I know this world-famous Lloyd-Webber musical has been packing them in since its first Broadway and West End performances. However I do get this sense that even Phantom can't last forever on Broadway or in London. So I would hate to say this, but I might see the Broadway Phantom close in about two to three years' time, and I would predict that the West End version might be up for a little bit longer. No doubt the sequel is attracting theatre crowds who want to know what the original Phantom is about. But I sense that Broadway and London would surely say goodbye to the chandelier one day, and London might surely have to say goodbye to the Les Mis barricades soon...


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I've just seen on the Playbill website that Phantom played to 61 percent capacity, down from 70 percent in the previous week. I know you'll hate me for saying this, but even though this world-famous musical is still popular, it just couldn't run forever on Broadway and in the West End. So while this is so, I've got a hunch that this musical might close in less than a year, maybe even two.

I don't say this to be a spoilsport to any Phan of the musical. I used to think that these musicals could run forever, but after the Broadway productions of Cats and Les Mis, and even the original Fantasticks, closed, I kept wondering when Phantom might follow them.


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My educated guess is around four to five years.


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