Best Touring Theater Production - 2010
Phantom of theOpera
Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber's dramatic love story The Phantom of the Opera, presented here by Broadway Across America, was nothing short of breathtaking during its Houston stop. Directed by Harold Prince, Phantom showed us why it's one of the most musically thrilling, visually lavish Broadway musicals ever — and why it's the longest-running show in Broadway history. There is, of course, the music ("Think of Me," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Music of the Night"), with lovely melodies that become intertwined and then break free of each other. And who can forget the startling fall of the opera house's chandelier as it went swooshing over the audience's heads?