United Arab Emirates, Dubai – 6 October 2019 – Due to overwhelming high demand, Broadway Entertainment Group and Dubai Opera are pleased to announce yet another extension to the Dubai premiere of the multi-award-winning show. Five more shows will be added to the UAE debut of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA meaning musical theatre fans and Phantom aficionados will have five more opportunities to see the world’s most popular musical in Dubai. Launching on 16 October and now running until 9 November 2019, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will now run for four weeks, with tickets for the new performances going on-sale to the general public on 6 October 2019.
The launch of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Dubai will represent a breathtaking spectacle with 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, including a thrilling performance of The Phantom, played by one of musical theatre’s most exciting talents, Jonathan Roxmouth, alongside female protagonist ‘Christine Daaé’, portrayed by rising star Claire Lyon. Magnificent scenery, stunning choreography and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer Maria Björnson will light up the stage throughout the performance. THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will transform the iconic Dubai Opera stage with state-of-the-art lighting and special effects, many of which are a first for the region.
“We are proud to have brought theatrical productions to 40 countries globally, but there are few destinations in which the debut of a musical theatre classic has been so enthusiastically received as Dubai. We are thrilled to announce yet another extension to THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, giving fans across the region the chance to experience one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring musicals in the modern bright lights of Dubai for an even longer period of time. So, whether you are a Phantom fan, or a first-timer, experiencing the breathtaking production in the magnificent setting of Dubai Opera should be top of your cultural wishlist!” said Liz Koops, Chief Executive Officer of Broadway Entertainment Group.
The spectacular visual elements of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA are accompanied by a thrilling musical performance, including some tracks such as The Phantom of the Opera, Think of Me, and Music of the Night. The original cast recording, with more than 40 million copies sold worldwide is the bestselling cast recording of all time and the production has won over 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony Awards on Broadway and four Olivier Awards in London’s West End.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA brought to you by Du Live is presented in Dubai by Broadway Entertainment Group and Dubai Opera, and will debut on 16 October 2019 and continue to run until 9 November 2019. Tickets for the new performances will be available to purchase from 6 October 2019 from www.dubaiopera.com, all Virgin Megastores UAE, Platinum List, and through the Dubai Calendar app.
About Dubai Opera:
Dubai Opera is a truly unique venue and the city’s first purpose built multi-format performing arts theatre, situated in the heart of Downtown Dubai. With an iconic dhow-shaped design rooted in Emirati heritage, Dubai Opera offers the ultimate flexibility of a proscenium arch theatre, an acoustic concert hall and a 2000m2 flat floor event space, and is the definitive destination for quality entertainment productions and performances. Dubai Opera's stage hosts an incredible array of world-class talent, with opera, ballet and classical music concerts and productions at the core, Dubai Opera also stages musical theatre, fashion shows, jazz, comedy, family shows and a full range of live entertainment.
About Broadway Entertainment Group:
Broadway Entertainment Group is the world’s first theatrical distribution company to consolidate an international circuit through its network and bring quality entertainment into the markets of Europe, the United Kingdom, the Middle East, North America, South and Central Asia. Chief Executive Officer, Liz Koops has produced shows internationally for over 20 years, and toured productions in 40 countries.
Forthcoming international presentations include Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Illusionists, Thriller Live, The Wizard of Oz, Piaf! Le Spectacle, Broken Wings, Formidable Aznavour, The Greatest Love of All Starring Belinda Davids, and The Kite Runner.
Broadway Entertainment Group has previously toured Andrew Lloyd Webber’s CATS and Evita, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Kinky Boots, Dreamworks’ SHREK the Musical, Annie, Ghost The Musical, Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs, Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake (Winner of Olivier and over 30 International Awards).
Previous productions produced by Liz Koops include: Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Winner of Tony, Olivier and other International Awards), Mathew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Fosse, Chicago – The Musical, Miss Saigon, Gumboots, Slava’s Snow Show, Bounce, Lady Salsa, Circus Oz, Lano and Woodley, Mum’s the Word, Rudy Coby, Shaolin Kung Fu Warriors, Sister Act, and Jerry Seinfeld World Tour.
Broadway Entertainment Group operates from Dubai, London and Australia.
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