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Character Study: Watch Hugh Panaro Transform Into Erik aka The Phantom of the Opera

Character Study: Watch Hugh Panaro Transform Into Erik aka The Phantom of the Opera

Broadway.com brings back its popular Character Study series by spending some private time with Hugh Panaro, Broadway's Phantom of the Opera!

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Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

Cherry Jones, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart & More to Take Part in Gypsy of the Year Competition

There’ll be no shortage of star power at the upcoming Gypsy of the Year competition, the annual Broadway talent show benefitting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Now in its 25th year, this year’s ceremony will be held on December 9 and 10 at the Minskoff Theatre and is set to include a slew of talent from across the board serving ...

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Phan Alert! Watch the Google+ Hangout with the Cast of The Phantom of the Opera, Hosted by Broadway.com’s Paul Wontorek

Phan Alert! Watch the Google+ Hangout with the Cast of The Phantom of the Opera, Hosted by Broadway.com’s Paul Wontorek

Why wait at the Majestic Theatre stage door when you can chat with The Phantom of the Opera stars Hugh Panaro, Mary Michael Patterson and Jeremy Hays in the comfort of your own home…right now!? The stars are answering your burning questions about the hit musical in their very own Google+ hangout, hosted by Broadway.com Editor-In-Chief Paul Wontorek ...

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Join the Stars of The Phantom of the Opera For a Live Google+ Hangout, Hosted by Broadway.com’s Paul Wontorek

Join the Stars of The Phantom of the Opera For a Live Google+ Hangout, Hosted by Broadway.com’s Paul Wontorek

Bravi, bravi, bravissimi! The Phantom of the Opera stars Hugh Panaro, Mary Michael Patterson and Jeremy Hays are venturing out of the Paris Opera House and onto Google+ to answer your questions. Hosted by Broadway.com Editor-In-Chief Paul Wontorek, the stars will also be joined by Phantom musical director David Caddick for a live chat session. Sign in to ...

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Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

Zachary Quinto Raises a Glass, Sting Sails The Last Ship & Elizabeth Olsen Debuts in This Week’s Datebook

A starry week is headed our way on NYC stages! On tap: Joan Rivers, Zachary Quinto and Elizabeth Olsen, plus a star-studded Broadway Salutes special and a benefit concert from Sting. Read on to get the scoop on the most exciting happenings in theater, TV, concerts and films in our calendar of events for Broadway lovers.


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Phantom Star Hugh Panaro, Tony Winner Lillias White & Kinky Boots' Annaleigh Ashford Join Broadway Salutes

Phantom Star Hugh Panaro, Tony Winner Lillias White & Kinky Boots' Annaleigh Ashford Join Broadway Salutes

The Phantom of the Opera's Hugh Panaro, Tony winner Lillias White and Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Annaleigh Ashford will join Emmy winner Holland Taylor at the fifth annual Broadway Salutes on September 24. The free public event begins at the Times Square Visitor Center at 4PM.

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Les Miserables Creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg to Bring Revamped Martin Guerre to the West End

Les Miserables Creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg to Bring Revamped Martin Guerre to the West End

Les Miserables and Miss Saigon creators Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg are currently working on a “deep rewrite” of their 1996 musical Martin Guere, according to U.K. website The Stage. The composers hope to bring their production to the West End as early as 2014. No dates or theater have been set.

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Jeremy Hays to Join Mary Michael Patterson & Hugh Panaro in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Jeremy Hays to Join Mary Michael Patterson & Hugh Panaro in The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

The Paris Opera House is getting a new Vicomte! Les Miserables alum Jeremy Hays will step into the role of Raoul in the long-running musical The Phantom of the Opera beginning August 26. Hays succeeds current Raoul Kyle Barisich, who will depart the production on August 24. The record-breaking hit musical is currently playing at the Majestic Theatre on Broadway ...

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Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera Sets Summer Cast Changes

Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera Sets Summer Cast Changes

Marni Raab, who currently plays the Christine alternate in The Phantom of the Opera, will resume performances as the principal Christine beginning July 30. Raab succeeds current star Samantha Hill, who will depart the production on July 27. Laird Mackintosh (no relation to the show's producer, Cameron Mackintosh) will also join the cast as Monsieur Andre beginning August 26. Mackintosh ...

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Norm Lewis Hunts Hugh Panaro, CSI's William Petersen Solves a Mystery & More Cross-Country Highlights

Norm Lewis Hunts Hugh Panaro, CSI's William Petersen Solves a Mystery & More Cross-Country Highlights

Broadway.com is taking a road trip to find the best in regional theater all around the USA! From a California wine tour to familiar faces facing off in St. Louis, there is plenty to get excited about on stages across the country. Read on to learn more about five fantastic productions happening right now in a city near you ...

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Think of Us! Watch Phantom’s Awesome Campaign Video for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

Think of Us! Watch Phantom’s Awesome Campaign Video for the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards

The cast of The Phantom of the Opera has something very, very, very important to ask you: Will you vote Phantom for Favorite Long-Running Show at the Broadway.com Audience Choice Awards? The show's stars, crew members and ushers got in on the campaign, and they even created their own Twitter hashtag—#votephantom! Click below to see their phabulous video message ...

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Phantom Stars Hugh Panaro & Samantha Hill Unveil a Phabulous Character Portrait

Phantom Stars Hugh Panaro & Samantha Hill Unveil a Phabulous Character Portrait

The Phantom of the Opera stars Hugh Panaro and Samantha Hill took “The Music of the Night” on location to Tony’s DiNapoli on April 3! The actors headed to the Times Square restaurant to unveil a special portrait of the masked man and his muse, Christine, then got a little silly with their iconic Phantom pose. The new painting will ...

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Sierra Boggess Surrounds Herself With Love at Her Final Phantom Performance

Sierra Boggess Surrounds Herself With Love at Her Final Phantom Performance

It was a bittersweet day for the cast of The Phantom of the Opera on March 2, when star Sierra Boggess played her final performance as wide-eyed opera student Christine Daae the long-running Andrew Lloyd Webber musical. Boggess’ fiance, fellow actor Tam Mutu, and co-star Hugh Panaro stopped by her dressing room to cheer her on, and Broadway.com photographer ...

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Exclusive! Sierra Boggess Reflects on Her Whirlwind Run in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera

Exclusive! Sierra Boggess Reflects on Her Whirlwind Run in Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera

In the corporate world, employees leaving a job are asked to sit through a sometimes grueling "exit interview" about their time at the company. Although that concept doesn't exist for Broadway performers, we think it's fun to check in with stars as they finish up a successful run. Below, The Phantom of the Opera headliner Sierra Boggess, who will play ...

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The Phantom Gets a Makeover! ‘Dazzling’ New Phantom of the Opera Tour to Launch in November

The Phantom Gets a Makeover! ‘Dazzling’ New Phantom of the Opera Tour to Launch in November

Broadway’s favorite masked man is coming to a town near you! A newly reimagined version of The Phantom of the Opera will hit the road, visiting more than 20 cities throughout the next year. Directed by Laurence Connor, the tour will kick off at Rhode Island's Providence Performing Arts Center this November, and will also make stops in Cincinnati, OH ...

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Top Five! Sierra Boggess Tells All, Phantom Turns 25 & Virginia Woolf Stars Reveal Backstage Secrets in Our Most-Watched Videos

Top Five! Sierra Boggess Tells All, Phantom Turns 25 & Virginia Woolf Stars Reveal Backstage Secrets in Our Most-Watched Videos

In a week in which Broadway.com was overflowing with exclusive Phantom features, it’s no surprise that three of our top five videos centered on stars and events surrounding the musical’s 25th anniversary. If you missed anything, click below to see the most-watched video features from January 23 through January 29.

1. Show People With Phantom Star Sierra Boggess: Paul ...

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Happy 25th! Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess & the Cast of The Phantom of the Opera Celebrate a Spectacular Broadway Birthday

Happy 25th! Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess & the Cast of The Phantom of the Opera Celebrate a Spectacular Broadway Birthday
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The Phantom of the Opera celebrated a momentous milestone on January 26: The beloved Andrew Lloyd Webber musical turned 25 years old on Broadway! In honor of the special occasion, stars Hugh Panaro, Sierra Boggess and the cast of Phantom performed an invitation-only gala performance, followed by an onstage reunion of surprise guests, including director Hal Prince, producer Cameron Mackintosh ...

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Get a Front Row Seat to The Phantom of the Opera’s Dazzling 25th Anniversary Gala, Starring Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

Get a Front Row Seat to The Phantom of the Opera’s Dazzling 25th Anniversary Gala, Starring Hugh Panaro & Sierra Boggess

In honor of The Phantom of the Opera's 25th anniversary on Broadway, stars Sierra Boggess and Hugh Panaro led a phabulous birthday celebration! Get the scoop from the cast, surprise guests and more!

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Watch Sierra Boggess Sing Surprise Quintet With Hugh Panaro, Ramin Karimloo & More at Phantom’s 25th Anniversary Performance

Watch Sierra Boggess Sing Surprise Quintet With Hugh Panaro, Ramin Karimloo & More at Phantom’s 25th Anniversary Performance

The Phantom of the Opera star Sierra Boggess was hypnotized by not one, but four Phantoms at the 25th anniversary gala! Watch her sing with Phantoms past and present: Hugh Panaro, Ramin Karimloo, John Owen-Jones and Peter Joback.

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Anniversary Special! 25 Phabulous Phacts In Honor of The Phantom of the Opera’s Broadway Birthday

Anniversary Special! 25 Phabulous Phacts In Honor of The Phantom of the Opera’s Broadway Birthday

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber was browsing a used bookstore in 1984 when he discovered a worn copy of The Phantom of the Opera, an out-of-print book by Gaston Leroux. He was inspired to write a Broadway musical about the haunting love story…and the rest is history! On January 26, The Phantom of the Opera is celebrating its 25th anniversary on ...

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Fans Have an Adam Pascal Phantasy, Hal Prince Holds Nothing Back & More Phantom Lessons of the Week

Fans Have an Adam Pascal Phantasy, Hal Prince Holds Nothing Back & More Phantom Lessons of the Week

In a week when Carly Rose Sonenclar inched back to Broadway, Rachelle Rak gave us "cha-cha-puus" lessons and X-Men stars and stage greats Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart announced a reunion on the Great White Way, we cannot be distracted from our obsession with all things Phantom. To continue the festivities for The Phantom of the Opera's ...

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Broadway’s Longest Running Phantoms Tell All! Current Star Hugh Panaro on Serenading the Monkey & the Runaway Gondola

Broadway’s Longest Running Phantoms Tell All! Current Star Hugh Panaro on Serenading the Monkey & the Runaway Gondola

It’s Phantom Week at Broadway.com! In honor of the musical’s 25th Broadway birthday on January 26, we’re unveiling exclusive interviews, fun facts and surprises about The Phantom of the Opera all week long. We asked Broadway’s five longest-running Phantoms to share their craziest onstage moments, favorite phan gifts and more insights about the mysterious masked man. Last in this ...

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Crawford, Brightman, Panaro & Boggess! Squigs Pens a Masked Mashup for Phantom's 25th Birthday

Crawford, Brightman, Panaro & Boggess! Squigs Pens a Masked Mashup for Phantom's 25th Birthday

For 25 phabulous years, The Phantom of the Opera has been haunting Broadway audiences with its tale of a mysterious masked man and his wide-eyed musical muse. In honor of the show's big anniversary, Sierra Boggess is joining Hugh Panaro as Christine and the Phantom! Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson headed to the Majestic Theatre to experience ...

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The Phantom of the Opera Star Hugh Panaro Reveals His Obsessions with Meryl, Barbra, Sigourney & More

The Phantom of the Opera Star Hugh Panaro Reveals His Obsessions with Meryl, Barbra, Sigourney & More

Theater stars know what’s hot in entertainment, fashion and pop culture, so Broadway.com decided it was high time to tap in to the after-hours obsessions of our favorite stage actors. Hugh Panaro is currently putting Broadway audiences under his spell as the title character in The Phantom of the Opera’s 25th-anniversary cast. When he’s not bringing “The Music ...

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Andrew Lloyd Webber Won't Attend Phantom of the Opera’s 25th-Anniversary Gala Due to Surgery

Andrew Lloyd Webber Won't Attend Phantom of the Opera’s 25th-Anniversary Gala Due to Surgery

The Phantom of the Opera composer Andrew Lloyd Webber won't be among the starry partygoers celebrating the hit musical's 25th Broadway anniversary on January 26. Lloyd Webber will be unable to attend the musical's special gala performance as the composer is recovering from back surgery and cannot travel to the United States for the event, according to a statement on his ...

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