West End mogul Cameron Mackintosh is bringing stage hit Phantom Of The Opera to Birmingham to mark 25 years of the show.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will arrive at the Hippodrome from March 13 next year.
Mackintosh said: “After 25 phenomenal years and a glorious celebration of the show’s success at the Royal Albert Hall, I’m delighted that the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s legendary musical will be coming to Birmingham.
“With an exciting new design and staging, retaining Maria Björnson’s amazing costumes, audiences will be able to surrender to the music of the night and fall in love with the Phantom in his new guise all over again.’’
The show was last at the Hippodrome in 1998.
The latest cast will include West End stars Earl Carpenter as The Phantom with Katie Hall as Christine and Coventry-based actor Andy Hockley as Monsieur Firmin.
The musical became the longest running show in Broadway history in 2006 when it celebrated its 7,486th performance.
It coincided with the Broadway and the US national touring company celebrating an unprecedented 20,000 performances in America.
The London production marked its 10,000th performance in 2010.
Hippodrome chief executive Stuart Griffiths said: “We are very pleased that Midlands audiences will be able to see Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production.
“The original production ran at Birmingham Hippodrome in 1998 to huge acclaim and we are thrilled to be bringing this wonderful new version to Birmingham in 2013.”
Worldwide the musical has grossed more than £3.2 billion and it has been seen by more than 130 million people in 27 countries.
Tickets for the Birmingham dates will go on public sale next Monday.