Broadway's longest running show comes to Philadelphia

CENTER CITY (WPVI) -- The Phantom of the Opera is the longest running show in Broadway history and right now, it's playing at the Kimmel Center's Academy of Music.

Since 1986, the iconic Broadway production with the classic music by Andrew Lloyd Webber has been captivating fans and more than 30 years later, a new generation of fans continue to fall in love all over again.

Cameron Mackintosh's new production of the musical success is here in Philadelphia this week as part of a brand new North American Tour.

It has all of the songs we know and love, but as one of the stars told Action News, it also has effects we've never seen.

"The creative team got together and said there was a lot of stuff we couldn't do back in the 80's technology that we can do now, so they took the same show and approached it from a different angle," said Jordan Craig. "So you have the music everyone knows and loves and then you have it re-imagined in a new way that's going to surprise audiences."

Craig plays Raoul, Christine Daae's love interest who is tangled in that iconic love triangle with the Phantom.

He's one of 52 cast and orchestra members in town for this touring production.

The Phantom of the Opera is in Philadelphia at the Kimmel Center's Academy of Music now through Sunday, November 12th and plenty of great seats are still available.

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