Theater Fans, Say Goodbye to ‘Phantom of the Opera’…Sort Of

Theater Fans, Say Goodbye to ‘Phantom of the Opera’…Sort Of

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For the uninitiated, Phantom of the Opera is a musical with music written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. It’s based on a 1910 novel of the same name by Gaston Leroux. The musical opened in 1986 in London’s West End. It had been running for 34 years, until March 2020 when the theater had to close because of the coronavirus. And yet, as theater fans—not just in the U.K. but around the world—waited with bated breath for the reopening of society and the theater, Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of the musical, announced that …

Endgame for Daniel Radcliffe Play

Endgame for Daniel Radcliffe Play

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The Old Vic theater in London, England, have cancelled all remaining performances of Samuel Beckett’s play Endgame, starring Daniel Radcliffe, amidst the coronavirus pandemic. “It is with great sadness that we have had to decide to suspend the presentation of #OVEndgame for the next two weeks, which is the remainder of its run. All other performances are currently scheduled to go ahead as planned (2 of 3) https://t.co/rdis1TnKDp“ — The Old Vic (@oldvictheatre) March 15, 2020 The play, which began its run in January, was due to continue until March 28th, meaning that this move from the theater scraps the …