The Phantom of the Opera Enchants at ASU Gammage May 27 through June 7



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Following an acclaimed sold-out tour of the United Kingdom, Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, "The Phantom of The Opera" will come to Tempe as part of a brand new North American Tour.

This production of "The Phantom of The Opera" features a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler and a new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show's legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score-boasting songs like "Music of the Night," "All I Ask Of You," and "Masquerade"-will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this "Phantom of The Opera" one of the largest productions now on tour.

\"ASU Gammage was completed in September 1964 and is the only public building in Arizona designed by world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Even after 50 years, the venue continues to be an envied destination for a variety of distinguished events.

Since 1991 hundreds of well-known celebrities, musicians and performers have come through the theater including Mary J. Blige, Billy Crystal, Tony Bennett and Melissa Etheridge. Past artists include icons of dance, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Rudolph Nureyev, Bill T. Jones and the Bolshoi Ballet and pillars of classical music, Vladimir Horowitz, Phillip Glass, Yo Yo Ma and Itzhak Perlman. Gammage also hosted the 2004 Presidential Debate, lectures, and symposiums featuring the world's most prominent scientists, authors, dignitaries, politicians, and scholars, including Stephen Hawking, Elie Wiesel, Maya Angelou and Margaret Thatcher. ASU Gammage is also one of the major presenters of Touring Broadway and has presented significant productions including "Wicked," "The Lion King," Miss Saigon," "Les Miserables," Angels in America," August: Osage County," "Jersey Boys" and many other award-winning shows.

ASU Gammage is located at 1200 S. Forest Ave., Tempe. To purchase tickets for "Phantom of The Opera" visit http://asugammage.com/shows/2014-15-broadway-season/the-phantom-of-the-opera or call (480) 965-3434 for additional information.

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