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Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular opens in stunning new theater at the Venetian Resort • Hotel • Casino
Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular artwork

The world’s most celebrated musical now has a home in the Entertainment Capital of the World.

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular opens 24th June, 2006, in a stunning, $40-million theater at The Venetian Resort • Hotel • Casino. The production reunites Lloyd Webber with original director Harold Prince, revisiting their musical masterpiece and combining its timeless story and captivating music with the technological advances of the last two decades.

“It’s a rare opportunity we have to utilise all of the theatrical advancements of the last 20 years and create an environment that is singularly unique to Phantom,” said Andrew Lloyd Webber. “But in the end, it is always the story of Phantom and the universal theme of love and love lost that stays with the audience.”

Phantom  – The Las Vegas Spectacular performs Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 and 10pm, and Sunday and Thursday at 7pm. Tickets for Phantom at The Venetian are available by calling the Venetian Box Office at 866-641-7469 or 702-414-7469, or by going online at www.Venetian.com. Group tickets are available for groups of 15 or more by calling 866-633-0195.

The 95-minute production, which includes every song from the original, will see the roles of the Phantom, Christine and Carlotta double-cast due to the challenging vocal score and performance schedule of Phantom. Donning the infamous mask for the role of the Phantom are veteran stage and opera performer Brent Barrett, seen in the smash Broadway musicals Chicago and Annie Get Your Gun and Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello, known for his roles on Broadway in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Les Misérables.

Cast as the delicate ingénue Christine are Sierra Boggess, who was recently seen in the national tour of Les Misérables and Elizabeth Loyacano whose Broadway credits include Oklahoma! and The Woman in White.

Operatic Diva Carlotta is played by Elena Jeanne Batman, who comes direct from the same role on Broadway, and Geena Jeffries, seen in the same role in the San Francisco company of Phantom.

Phantom comes alive in a custom-built theater created by the renowned architects and designers at The Rockwell Group. The $40 million dollar venue was designed to resemble the famed Opera Garnier in Paris and features a  one-ton chandelier that promises the most spectacular crash in Phantom history.

The most successful theatrical endeavor of all time, The Phantom of the Opera has grossed more than $3 billion worldwide since its London premiere in 1986, having played more than 65,000 performances in 20 countries and 110 cities. After the opening, the musical went on to sweep the 1988 Tony Awards, winning seven Tonys, including Best Musical as well as seven Drama Desk Awards and three Outer Critics Circle Awards. In January 2006, it became the longest–running show in Broadway history, surpassing another of Lloyd Webber’s greatest hits, Cats.

Phantom at The Venetian is produced by The Really Useful Theatre Company Inc.,Live Nation and BASE Entertainment.

The Phantom of the Opera features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart, additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe, book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber and orchestrations by David Cullen and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It was originally produced by Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Theatre Company, Inc.

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Posted on: 4th July 2006

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