It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Joining current cast members Ben Forster as 'The Phantom', Celinde Schoenmaker as 'Christine Daaé', Nadim Naaman as 'Raoul', Megan Llewellyn as 'Carlotta', and Jacinta Mulcahy as 'Madame Giry' will be Siôn Lloyd as 'Monsieur Firmin', Mark Oxtoby as 'Monsieur André', Paul Ettore Tabone as 'Piangi' and Daisy Hulbert as 'Meg'. Harriet Jones will also return to the cast as the alternate Christine Daaé.
The musical will celebrate thirty years in the West End this year, after opening on 9 October 1986, following previews from 27 September 1986.
The Phantom of the Opera has been seen in 124 cities in 25 countries and played to over 100 million people. It is directed by Harold Prince and features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart. Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux this haunting musical traces the tragic love story of a beautiful opera singer and a young composer shamed by his physical appearance into a shadowy existence beneath the majestic Opera Paris House.
The show has won 70 major theatre awards, including seven Tony’s on Broadway and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It won the ‘Most Popular Musical Audience Award’, voted by the public, in the 2002 Laurence Olivier Awards.
We recently interviewed Nadim Naaman, following the release of his second album 'Sides'. Read our Raoul interview to see what Nadim had to say about The Phantom of the Opera and his career as a recording artist.