Ali Ewoldt is the latest Christine Daaé of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera.
Ali Ewoldt is the latest Christine Daaé of Broadway's Phantom of the Opera.
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The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera has announced a series of principal cast changes, beginning Monday, June 13 at the Majestic Theatre.

Ali Ewoldt (The King and I) will join the company in the role of Christine Daaé, alongside Jordan Donica (Jesus Christ Superstar) as Raoul, and Rachel Eskenazi-Gold as the Christine Alternate. Ewoldt succeeeds Julia Udine, Donica replaces Jeremy Hays, and Eskenazi-Gold takes over for Rachel Zatcoff. Zatcoff's final performance will be the June 11 matinee, with Udine and Hays playing their last shows on the evening of June 11.

Continuing in their roles are current star James Barbour (The Phantom) and co-stars Laird Mackintosh (Monsieur André), Craig Bennett (Monsieur Firmin), Michele McConnell (Carlotta), Rebecca Eichenberger (Madame Giry), John Easterlin (Piangi) and Kara Klein (Meg Giry).

Based on the classic novel Le Fantôme de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux, the musical tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it. He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.

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