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Lead role announced for 'The Phantom of the Opera' ME debut

DUBAI, April 18, 2019

Award-winning performer Jonathan Roxmouth will play the lead role of ‘The Phantom’ in the Middle East debut of the world’s most popular musical, The Phantom of the Opera, taking place in Dubai this October.

Roxmouth is currently appearing in the global tour of The Phantom of the Opera in Singapore, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, and more. Roxmouth, who is also one of the youngest people to ever portray the role of ‘The Phantom’, is looking forward to reprising the role that holds a deep connection with his grandfather, who taught him how to conduct to the cassette of the original London Cast Album.

In addition to winning the Broadway World Award for ‘Best Actor in a Musical’ for his title role as ‘The Phantom’ in The Phantom of the Opera, Roxmouth’s roles in Broadway musicals range between some of the most well-known musicals worldwide. Characters include Billy Flynn in Chicago, Che in Evita, Pharaoh in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, where he has also won the Broadway World Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical, Tony in West Side Story, Munkustrap in Cats, Gaston in Beauty and the Beast, and more.

Chief executive officer of Broadway Entertainment Group, Liz Koops, said: “Announcing the debut of The Phantom of the Opera was truly a thrilling experience; however, the announcement of the lead role of ‘The Phantom’ played by Jonathan Roxmouth will take Phantom fans by storm. Playing such a legendary role definitely takes hard work and commitment, which Jonathan has proven time and time again through his mind-blowing acting and vocal performance.”

Jasper Hope, chief executive at Dubai Opera, added: “The Phantom of the Opera is a musical theatre phenomenon that is brought to life by its incredible cast and crew. On behalf of the Dubai Opera, we look forward to welcoming Jonathan Roxmouth as ‘The Phantom’ this autumn. His performance is set to capture the magic of the venue, the set, and the breathtaking romance that is The Phantom of the Opera.”

The Phantom of the Opera contains some of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s most famous and stirring music, with the original cast recording selling over 40 million copies worldwide and winning the title of the best-selling cast recording of all time. With a total of 130 cast, crew, and orchestra members, one of a kind scenery, stage, and set design, breathtaking special effects portraying the true emotion of the story, and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer late Maria Björnson, The Phantom of the Opera is finally making its debut in the Middle East.

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L’Opéra by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the tale of a disfigured musical genius, known as the Phantom, who haunts the Paris Opera House. Mesmerised by the talent and beauty of a young soprano, Christine, the Phantom lures her as his protégé and falls fiercely in love with her. Unaware of Christine’s love for Raoul, the Phantom’s obsession sets the scene for a dramatic turn of events where jealousy, madness and passions collide.

The Phantom of the Opera is presented in Dubai by Broadway Entertainment Group in association with Dubai Opera. The Phantom of the Opera is brought to you by Du Live.

Tickets are available online on the Dubai opera website, Virgin Megastore and Dubai Calendar. - TradeArabia News Service




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