The Phantom of the Opera Is Returning to Broadway – Will It Succeed?

After a hiatus, the Phantom of the Opera is returning to the stage. Broadway welcomes back its longest-serving play in its history, with the Majestic Theatre hosting the first edition on October 22. The misanthropic composer is based on Gaston Leroux’s novel, Le Fantôme de L’Opéra, and commands audiences annually, so expectations surrounding the play’s success are high. It may be a classic, yet it continues to appeal to new audiences regularly, and this season won’t be any different.

Trend Watch: Is Ancient Egypt Back in Vogue?

It’s no secret that trends in music, fashion, art, and technology are often influenced by real-world events. There have been countless studies on the ways in which major events and discoveries such as the moon landing, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and even Watergate have influenced broader cultural trends. That’s why it pays to be able to spot developments that have the potential to spark the next big “thing” in popular culture.

Matt Gumley Releases EP ‘Six Degrees Of Separation’ And Breakout Single ‘Subway Rider’

Although only 19 years old, Matt Gumley is no stranger to showbiz, having first worked on Broadway as Chip in the ‘Beauty And The Beast’ musical at age 7. He continued on this path for the next decade, with roles in three more Broadway shows – ‘Mary Poppins’, ‘Elf The Musical’, and ‘The Addams Family’. He followed this up with several regional theatre productions, movies, TV (including ‘Drake & Josh’, ‘Law and Order’, and ‘Modern Family’ – he’s also the voice of Benny the Bull on ‘Dora The Explorer’), as well as two video games.