think of me, think of me fondly...
Alexa, play "Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again."
The show will celebrate its 35th anniversary in January, with final bows to come on Feb. 18, a spokesman said. The "cast, crew and orchestra were informed of the decision on Friday," the Times writes.
Despite its renown, Phantom's grosses have unfortunately been "softening" ever since returning post-COVID, and the profits simply aren't enough to offset the show's "high weekly running costs," the Times continues.
This won't be the end of the beloved musical entirely, however; productions of Phantom will still continue to run elsewhere, including in London, Australia, and China (beginning next year.)