Phantom opera a winner in Las Vegas casino

The hit musical Phantom of the Opera is to open in Las Vegas in a purpose-built a theatre, reported.

A ninety-minute version of the show is due to open in Spring 2006 and will be a permanent attraction at the Venetian Resort hotel and casino.

Earlier this year the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical became the second longest running Broadway musical of all time – a record surpassed only by another of his hits, Cats.

The show had its world premiere on October 9, 1986, at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.

It went on to win every major British theatre award including the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de l’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, Phantom tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, terrorizing all who inhabit it.

He falls in love with a young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to nurturing her extraordinary talents.

Worldwide more than 100 million people have seen the Phantom of the Opera and there have been over 66,000 performances in 110 cities in 20 countries.

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