Longest running show on Broadway, ‘Phantom of the Opera’ to close

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By Danielle Broadway (Reuters) – “The Phantom of the Opera,” the longest-running show on Broadway, is set to close on Feb. 18, 2023 due to a sharp drop in ticket sales even after New York theaters reopened following the pandemic lockdown. “Phantom” is a staple within the Broadway world with over 70 major theater wins and 13,733 performances since its debut in 1988. Despite its legacy, the New York Post reported that the show was losing $1 million a month. Fans mourned the news across social media, reflecting on what the show has meant to thespians and audiences alike. In January, the show cast…

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