Emilie Kouatchou, who joins the actors as the alternative Christine Daaé, will certainly be the very first Black gibbs in that duty on Broadway.
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Casting is now complete for the Broadway return of Andrew Lloyd Webber"s The Phantom the the Opera, the longest-running present in Broadway history. Directed by the late Harold Prince, the Tony-winning musical is scheduled to resume performances at the Majestic Theatre October 22.

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Returning to command the actors are Ben Crawford as The Phantom, Meghan Picerno as Christine Daaé, and John Riddle as Raoul, through Bradley Dean as Monsieur André, Craig Bennett as Monsieur Firmin, Raquel Suarez Groen as Carlotta Giudicelli, Maree Johnson as mam Giry, and Carlton Moe together Ubaldo Piangi. Sara Esty will sign up with the company as Meg Giry.

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Also joining the production in her Broadway debut is Emilie Kouatchou, that will play the duty of Christine Daaé at certain performances. Kouatchou will be the an initial Black gibbs to beat the role of Christine in the Broadway production. Lucy St. Louis recently came to be the very first Black gibbs to beat the duty when she reopened the London production of Phantom as Christine critical month.

The ensemble will incorporate Giselle Alvarez, Polly Baird, Janinah Burnett, Xiaoxiao Cao, David Michael Garry, chris Georgetti, Kelly Jeanne Grant, Katharine Heaton, Satomi Hofmann, Ted Keegan, Kfir, Kelly Loughran, Scott Mikita, Greg Mills, Justin Peck, Patricia Phillips, Richard Poole, Jessica Radetsky, Janet Saia, Paul A. Schaefer, Carly Blake Sebouhian, Jeremy Stolle, Carrington Vilmont, Jim Weitzer, Elizabeth Welch, and also Erica Wong.

The finish Phantom orchestra—Broadway’s largest—also returns, under the continued musical supervision the David Caddick with the musical’s initial orchestrations.

The Phantom of the Opera has actually music through Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart (with extr lyrics by Richard Stilgoe), and also a book by Stilgoe and also Lloyd Webber. The production additionally features musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne, scenic and also costume style by Maria Björnson, lighting architecture by Andrew Bridge, and also sound architecture by young name Levan through David Caddick together music director. Cameron Mackintosh and also Lloyd Webber"s The Really advantageous Group serve as producers.

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The news arrives on the very same day that the Majestic Theatre box office reopens for in-person purchases.