PHOTO CALL: Lloyd Webber and Brightman Bid Phantom Tour Farewell; Exclusive Backstage Shots

By Matthew Blank
03 Nov 2010

The Phantom of the Opera national tour played its final performance Oct. 31 at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sarah Brightman were among those in attendance to bid farewell to the company.



This third national tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's megahit, directed by Harold Prince, was known as the Music Box Company. The troupe enjoyed a gala party after the evening performance, attended by a number of Phantom alumni.

We offer complete closing night coverage including exclusive backstage photos taken by cast member Michael McCoy, who played Monsieur Firmin:

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Trista Moldovan (Christine Daaé), Tim Martin Gleason (Phantom) and Sean MacLaughlin (Raoul)
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The Phantom of the Opera's third national tour starred Tim Martin Gleason in the title role of the masked musical genius who lives in the bowels of the Paris Opers House, and falls in love with an impressionable soprano named Christine (played by Trista Moldovan). Sean MacLaughlin played Raoul.

The third national tour (Music Box Company) was the only production touring the U.S. in recent years, and played a total of 7,284 performances, spanning almost 18 years on the road.

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