LOCATION: The Majestic Theater, New York City
The Phantom of the Opera could not be a more iconic play to go see. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, it is about a mysterious, disfigured man who becomes obsessed with a woman who sings for the Opera Playhouse that he lives beneath.
The musical originally opened in 1986 in London and came to Broadway in 1988 and has been playing at the Majestic Theater in New York City ever since. It is currently the longest running show in Broadway history.
While the show is iconic on its own and definitely worthy of a bucket list item, I came to this show for entirely different reasons. Chris, my boyfriend, was brought up listening to the Phantom soundtrack since his mom loved it so much. Knowing that this was his favorite musical, without actually seeing the musical, I knew this would be a perfect early Christmas present for him. So, we went to New York City and I surprised him with the tickets.
The Majestic Theater really set the scene for such a wonderfully classic play. The theater opened in 1927 and is considered a NYC landmark. The interior had golden embellishments that made you feel like you were about to see Shakespeare.
The play was about 2.5 hours and really captivated you with the scenery, and incredible singing by the actors. Truly a tragic love story. 2018 marks their 30th anniversary for the play and I highly recommend seeing such a classic.
*Thank you Chris for accompanying me on this adventure.
WOULD I DO THIS AGAIN: Absolutely
HOW TO DO THIS: Go here for tickets to the show. https://www.broadway.com/shows/the-phantom-of-the-opera/