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ANDREW LLOYD WEBER’S 25TH ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCE OF
‘PHANTOM OF THE OPERA’  
SUNDAY, MARCH 4 ON EIGHT, ARIZONA PBS


Lavish, Fully-Staged Production Includes Guest Appearances, Special Effects and Haunting Melodies

PHOENIX…February 27, 2012…Broadway’s longest-running show ever, Phantom of the Opera, comes alive on Eight, Arizona PBS in an all-star extravaganza marking the 25th anniversary of this beloved Andrew Lloyd Weber musical production. The show airs this Sunday, March 4 at 7:00 p.m.

Staged in the sumptuous Victorian splendor of London’s Royal Albert Hall, the program pays tribute to the enduring popularity of Phantom with a cast and orchestra of more than 200 including special guest appearances. Past Phantoms join forces to perform a powerful Music of the Night and other favorite songs. Here’s a link to the show’s trailer: azpbs.org/phantom.

The Phantom of the Opera first opened in 1986 at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London and is based on the French novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra. It tells the story of a horribly disfigured Phantom, once a promising musician, who now terrorizes the Paris Opera House as he is falling in love with a young opera star, Christine Daaé. The show has been seen in 145 cities in 27 countries, played to more than 130 million people and won more than 50 major theater awards, including seven Tonys and three Olivier Awards in the West End. It is currently showing in London, New York, Budapest, Las Vegas and Kyoto. In 2006, it became Broadway’s longest-running production.




About Eight, Arizona PBS

Eight, Arizona PBS is a trusted community resource. For 50 years, the PBS station has focused on educating children, reporting in-depth on public affairs, fostering lifelong learning and celebrating arts and culture. Eight achieves its mission through the power of noncommercial television, the Internet, educational outreach and community-based initiatives. Its signal reaches 86 percent of the homes in Arizona. With more than 1 million viewers weekly, Eight consistently ranks among the most-viewed public television stations per capita in the country. For more information, visit azpbs.org.

Eight is a member-supported service of Arizona State University.