SOUTH WINDSOR, CT--(Marketwire - Feb 15, 2013) - With its 25th anniversary celebration, the tragic loss of original alum Kevin Gray, and upcoming cast member switch-ups, Phantom of the Opera has increased its standing among best-selling theater shows at TicketNetwork.com, according to the online ticket marketplace's sales data.
From January to February, Phantom of the Opera jumped three spots in popularity, with its ticket sales beating out shows like Rock of Ages and Disney's Beauty and the Beast.
"In a sea of newer productions, people continue to seek out this iconic musical," said Crystal Maldonado, theater specialist at TicketNetwork.com. "Phantom is the ultimate Broadway show, which intrigues newcomers. For those who've already seen the production, it's like visiting an old friend."
Phantom of the Opera has assumed the role of longest-running Broadway production in history, having just celebrated its 25th anniversary on January 26. Each day the show stays open, it sets a new record.
The musical's ability to thrive is no small feat, and the revolving cast brings a fresh take to an already-beloved tale. Sierra Boggess, who plays Christine Daae, will end her run on March 2, with Samantha Hill stepping in thereafter. Come spring, Hugh Panaro will say farewell to his role as 'The Phantom'; Grammy-nominated Swedish recording artist Peter Jöback takes over April 24.
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