Where’s The Mask???
Andrew Lloyd Webber, and his business partner, Cameron Mackintosh, announced Tuesday that they have made the tough decision to close the West End production of “The Phantom Of The Opera” for good, after a 34 year run, all thanks to COVID19.
This comes after the West End continues to be shutdown to stop the spread of the pandemic, and no clear sign of when theaters in both the West End, and Broadway here in the United States can finally reopen since the science of COVID19 is still unknown.
"As far as I’m concerned Phantom will reopen as soon as is possible" – ALW— Andrew Lloyd Webber (@OfficialALW) July 29, 2020
But in an early morning tweet by Andrew Lloyd Webber today, he says above that he sees “Phantom Of The Opera” reopening again when it is physically possible, because he and Cameron stress that performance cannot exist without theatre, and Andrew’s Palladium Theatre has invested $300,000 in COVID19 proof equipment from Korea, which could open the door for a “Phantom” comeback, but in a new home.