The Phantom Comes to the Lied!

If you don’t already know that The Phantom of the Opera is coming to the Lied Center for Performing Arts in October, your Facebook feed looks nothing like ours! When we got the press release from the Lied, we couldn’t contain ourselves. This new production by Cameron Mackintosh is sure to blow the socks off Lincoln audiences, just like it has around the world. Keep reading for the exciting details.

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will make its highly anticipated premiere in Lincoln, NE at Lied Center for Performing Arts, October 23-November 3, 2019. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America.  To purchase tickets, visit LiedCenter.org, call 402-472-4747 or visit the Ticket Office at 301 N. 12th St. Tickets to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will be available as part of the Glenn Korff Broadway Series package. The entire 2019-20 Broadway Series will be announced on Feb. 25, 2019, with ticket packages on sale at 11:00 a.m.

For more information on the production and a video sneak peek, please visit www.ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com/ustour/

“We could not be more excited about hosting The Phantom of the Opera, the most popular Broadway show in history, for the Lied Center’s 30th Anniversary season,” said Bill Stephan, Executive Director of the Lied Center. “This blockbuster musical is the perfect follow up to the record setting performance run of The Book of Mormon during the Lied’s 2018-2019 Season. This spectacular new production, coming to the Lied for the very first time, will thrill Lincoln and greater Nebraska with the extraordinary number of hit Broadway songs and gorgeous production elements.”

Andrew Lloyd Webber said, “Having received great critical acclaim in the U.K. and North America, I am really pleased that Laurence Connor’s new production of PHANTOM will continue to tour the U.S. playing in tandem with the Broadway production which just celebrated 31 years at the Majestic Theatre.”

Cameron Mackintosh said, “With PHANTOM still the reigning champion as the longest-running production on Broadway after 31 phenomenal years, with no end in sight, I’m delighted that this spectacular new production of PHANTOM has been as well-received in the U.S. as the brilliant original and has already been seen by over 4.5 million people across North America since it opened in November 2013. With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, the new PHANTOM is thrilling audiences and critics alike all over again. With the production continuing to be such a success, we are delighted to welcome our exciting new stars to keep the music of the night soaring for many years to come.”

PHANTOM IS AN ENORMOUS HIT ALL OVER AGAIN!

“POWERFUL, GORGEOUS…AND BETTER THAN EVER.”

The Philadelphia Inquirer

“EXTRAORDINARILY OPULENT.  THIS PHANTOM’S STORYTELLING AND RELATIONSHIPS HAVE AN ELECTRIFYING TENSION.”

Chicago Sun-Times

“THE PHANTOM IS BACK. IF YOU LIKED THE SHOW BEFORE, YOU’LL PROBABLY LIKE THIS ONE EVEN BETTER.”

Seattle Times

 “THE SHOW IS AN OPULENT EYEFUL, AN UNDENIABLE TRIUMPH OF ATMOSPHERICS AND TECHNICAL PROFICIENCY.”

Boston Globe

“TAKE A DEEP BREATH AND PREPARE TO BE DAZZLED; THIS KIND OF GORGEOUS ESCAPISM IS EXACTLY WHAT AUDIENCES NEED.”

The Scotsman (U.K.)

“THIS PHANTOM IS FOR A NEW GENERATION.”

-Roy Leonard, Chicago Now

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is presented by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Group, and NETworks Presentations. Directed by Laurence Connor (who co-directed the new production of Les Misérables that is back on tour across North America after a hugely successful revival on Broadway; directed the award-winning new production of Miss Saigon that played London’s West End and Broadway and is now on a tour across North America; and also directed the stage version of the movie School of Rock now playing in London’s West End and on North American Tour), with choreography by Scott Ambler, set design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, sound design by Mick Potter, and musical supervision by John Rigby.  The production is overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA: music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe), book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber, orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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.

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