News: Ben Forster to extend run in The Phantom Of The Opera

News: Ben Forster to extend run in The Phantom Of The Opera

Reality TV show-winning  Ben Forster will extend his performance as The Phantom in one of the West End’s longest running shows, The Phantom Of The Opera, until 2 September 2017.

Now in its 31st Year at the West End’s Her Majesty’s TheatreThe Phantom Of The Opera has won over 70 major theatre awards, including 7 Tony Awards and 3 Olivier’s. Forster has played the title role since 1 February 2016, joining the ranks of Ramin Karimloo, John Owen-Jones and role originator, Michael Crawford.

Phantom of the Opera, London, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson
Phantom of the Opera, London, 2015, Credit: Johan Persson

The show itself is Broadway’s longest running in history, celebrating 29 years this January, and is the first to gross over $6 billion worldwide, reached in summer 2016. Revenues make the show more profitable than the world’s highest-grossing film Avatar  ($2.8 billion), no surprise as it has been seen by 140 million individuals.

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Forster stars alongside Celinde Schoenmaker as soprano Christine Daaé and Nadim Naaman as Raoul. His previous theatre credits include Jesus Christ SuperstarElf The Musical and Evita.

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