It was stated in TV Patrol, aired on 27 January 2012, that The Phantom of the Opera will be brought in the Philippines, during the interview segment with Gabby Lopez, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ABS-CBN and James Cundall, Chief Executive of Lunchbox Theatrical Productions after they have watched Mamma Mia in CCP.
The news went as follows:
“Rebelasyon ng producer, dadalhin sa Pilipinas ang isa pang bigating musical….
Gabby Lopez: We’ve enjoyed the show. This is only the beginning. He’s thinking of bringing The Phantom of the…
James Cundall: Well, we’ve brought Cats last year and it was a great success, and i think that next August, we’re bringing The Phantom of the Opera.”
The replay of the news segment can be watched here at time 5:55.
Last Thursday, 2 February 2012, we watched Mamma Mia and saw these tarpaulins saying “ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER’S The PHANTOM of the OPERA Directed by HAROLD PRINCE COMING SOON” at the lobby of CCP:
You can also see this image at the left side of the page when u go to the website of Ticketworld Philippines:
There’s still no formal announcement when will The Phantom of the Opera come here in Manila, but my hopes are high that it’s going to be this 2012.
UPDATE: The Phantom of the Opera Manila in August 2012!