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New 'Phantom of the Opera' coming to Fort Lauderdale

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera” is coming back to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts in Fort Lauderdale Oct. 10-21 in a new, reinvented touring production.

Tickets will be available 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, at the Broward Center box office, 201 SW Fifth Ave., at BrowardCenter.org and by calling call 954-462-0222. Ticket prices start at $40.25, plus fees.

These performances continue the long relationship between the romantic musical and the Broward Center, which featured “The Phantom of the Opera” when the venue opened in 1991. It was last performed at the Broward Center in 2014.

In January, “Phantom” celebrated the 30th anniversary of its Broadway debut.

Cameron Mackintosh’s new production, featuring a cast and orchestra of 52 performers, includes fresh staging and scenic design, including tweaks to its iconic chandelier scene.

Perhaps the most obvious change will be in the title role, with the casting of Quentin Oliver Lee. A classically trained opera singer who recently made his Broadway debut in “Prince of Broadway,” Lee stands nearly 6 feet 8 inches tall. Other prominent cast members include Eva Tavares as Christine Daaé and Jordan Craig as Raoul.

For more information on the tour, visit ThePhantomOfTheOpera.com.

bcrandell@sun-sentinel.com

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