A week of festivities are in store as the longest-running show in Broadway history celebrates its 30th Anniversary next week. This unprecedented milestone is a feat achieved by no other Broadway show and will feature major partnerships with Twitter, the Empire State Building and the non-profit Musicians on Call, among several other collateral events.
GALA ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE
While the anniversary date for The Phantom of the Opera’s New York premiere is January 26, the 30th Anniversary is being celebrated two days earlier on Wednesday, January 24. The evening will feature a star-studded red carpet with arrivals such as Sierra Boggess and Imogen Lloyd Webber, a gala performance and a special post-show presentation featuring musical numbers by surprise guest artists.
EMPIRE STATE BUILDING LIGHT TO MUSIC SHOW
The Phantom of the Opera has partnered with fellow New York City masterpiece the Empire State Building for a spectacular Music-To-Light Show* during the Gala party. At 11PM sharp, a custom-designed light show by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman will illuminate the tower lights of the iconic building synchronized to a special arrangement of music from The Phantom of the Opera. The show will be fully visible to all New Yorkers looking up at the “World’s Most Famous Building,” as well as a global audience on Twitter @PhantomBway. Prior to the Music-to-Light Show, the iconic Empire State Building will be lit in blue and white in honor of the 30th Anniversary.
TWITTER LIVE FEED
To make the evening globally accessible to the public and the musical’s extremely dedicated fans, The Phantom of the Opera has partnered with Twitter to showcase exclusive LIVE Anniversary streaming content at three important parts of the evening.
*The Red Carpet, Onstage Presentation and Empire State Building Music-to-Light Show will be streamed live and in their entireties. The public can follow along @PhantomBway.
TICKETS FOR THE ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE
As a thank you to The Phantom of the Opera’s dedicated fans, two methods were established to allow members of the public chances to get tickets for the otherwise invite-only 30th Anniversary performance.
Earlier this week, a contest was held via The Phantom of the Opera’s social media channels for a limited number of show tickets, including the front row of the Orchestra.
In addition, 300 show tickets have been put on sale at the special Anniversary price of $30. To purchase these tickets, visit www.TelechargeOffers.com or call 212-947-8844, using the code SINGFOR30.
All proceeds will benefit Musicians On Call, a non-profit organization that brings live and recorded music to the bedsides of patients in healthcare facilities. www.MusiciansOnCall.org
Additional events taking place next week include:
MONDAY MORNING: NASDAQ OPENING BELL CEREMONY
On Monday morning, January 22, PHANTOM will be honored when members of the cast, led by Peter Jöback (The Phantom), Ali Ewoldt (Christine) and Rodney Ingram (Raoul) ring the NASDAQ Opening Bell in their daily morning ceremony. The prestigious ceremony can be viewed live at 9:30 AM on the financial networks/channels CNBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business News, Fast Money and Squawk Box.
WEDNESDAY MORNING: EMPIRE STATE BUILDING CEREMONIAL LIGHTING
& MAYORAL PROCLAMATION
On Wednesday morning, January 24 at 11AM, stars Peter Jöback (The Phantom), Ali Ewoldt (Christine) and Rodney Ingram (Raoul) will participate in a ceremonial lighting of the Empire State Building, in advance of the Music-to-Light Show that night. The ceremony will also include the presentation of a proclamation from the Mayor’s Office marking 30 Years of PHANTOM on Broadway.
FRIDAY MORNING: THE TODAY SHOW
On Friday morning, January 26, viewers can tune into the 10AM (EST) hour of NBC’s The Today Show for an exclusive PHANTOM musical performance by stars Peter Jöback and Ali Ewoldt.
FRIDAY AFTERNOON: MATINEE
Marking the actual date of the 30th Anniversary, a special 2PM matinee is being held on January 26, in addition to the regular 8PM evening performance. To purchase tickets, visit www.Telecharge.com or call (212) 239-6200.
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA enters its fourth decade having played 12,500 performances to 18 million people at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street), and having grossed a staggering more than $1.1 billion. PHANTOM has been Broadway’s longest-running show for more than a decade and its astounding longevity in New York and around the world is unprecedented.
Leading the 30th Anniversary cast is international stage star and Platinum-selling Swedish recording artist Peter Jöback. One of Sweden’s most prolific and respected artists, Mr. Jöback has earned rave reviews and ignited the box office for his performance as ‘The Phantom’ in London (2012), New York (2013) and two sold out engagements in his native Stockholm (2016). Mr. Jöback’s strictly limited return is through Saturday, March 31.