‘Phantom of the Opera’ to close on Broadway after 35 years

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NEW YORK — The music of the night is coming to an end — after 35 years.

“Phantom of the Opera,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s beloved musical about love, obsession, a mysterious masked person — and that iconic chandelier drop!— is closing in early 2023, multiple outlets reported Friday.

Broadway’s longest-running show opened in New York City on Jan. 26, 1988, two years after making a splash in London’s West End.

It will now close its curtains one final time on Broadway’s Majestic Theater on Feb. 18, a show spokesperson told The New York Times.

The show’s cast, musicians and crew were informed of the decision on Friday.

A request for comment from producers wasn’t immediately answered Friday afternoon.