Did you know the original 1909 publishing of Gaston Leroux’s “The Phantom of the Opera” was initially an ill-received serial novel? What other popular works do you know of that were first unsuccessful but turned into huge hits?
Broadway's longest-running show, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, continues to make Broadway history with tonight's celebration of 11,000 performances. Congratulations to everyone involved, past and present, for making PHANTOM the Broadway phenomenon it has become. Cake made from miniature cupcakes by Baked By Melissa.
Meet Michael Gray, this week’s Phan of the Week. Michael is from Upstate New York and has seen the show 4 times. He says the raw emotion of the show is what has kept him enthralled with it for so long. Michael is pictured here at his wedding where the entire wedding party entered wearing masks to a choreographed version of “Masquerade.”
Our sincere gratitude goes out to you, The Phantom of the Opera on Broadway and all who gave rise to the outstanding history of “The Phantom of the Opera.” It is an incredible honor for schools to be allowed to perform this extraordinary musical, giving a respectable challenge for all involved. Thank you as well, for enjoying our show, we are thrilled!
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The longest-running, most successful show in Broadway history! Now over 10,000 performances, 25 years (and counting) and no end in sight!
Far beneath the majesty and splendour of the Paris Opera House, hides the Phantom in a shadowy existence. Shamed by his physical appearance and feared by all, the love he holds for his beautiful protégée Christine Daaé is so strong that even her heart cannot resist.
The musical opened at Her Majesty's Theatre on 9 October 1986 with Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman in the leading roles, and there have been dozens of productions worldwide since then. Now in its 25th record-breaking year, The Phantom of the Opera continues to captivate audiences at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End, after more than 10,000 performances.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's mesmerising score along with jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking special effects, magically combine to bring this tragic love story to life each night.