Anthony Crivello




The Phantom may be unlucky in love, but the masked man knows a thing or two about special effects.

Even by over-the-top Strip standards, “Phantom — The Las Vegas Spectacular” has a definite wow factor going on.

The $35-million Vegas show — the only “Phantom” production in the Americas outside of Broadway — makes its home in a $40-million custom-built theater at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and features breathtaking special effects that include a 2,000-pound chandelier with 30,000 individual crystals, more than $4 million worth of lavish costumes and 80 life-size mannequins filling opera boxes. You don’t get any of that on Broadway.

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