The Las Vegas version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's "The Phantom of the Opera" is planning its last performance in September. The cast of "Phantom -- The Las Vegas Spectacular" will take a final bow on Sept. 2 after a six-year run.
Producer Scott Zeiger says the show at the Venetian casino on the Las Vegas Strip has had a triumphant run. The production is housed in a custom built replica of the famed Paris Opera House. It features a $5 million chandelier that nearly crashed into the audience during each performance as a special effect.
"The Phantom of the Opera" celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2011. It has played to more than 130 million people in 27 countries and has grossed more than $5.6 billion worldwide.
(Copyright 2012 Associated Press)