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25th Anniversary of "Phantom" on Broadway

By January 26, 2013

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Happy Broadway Birthday, Phantom! I cannot believe it has been twenty-five years!

The Phantom of the Opera is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe. Based upon Gaston Leroux's gothic novel, Phantom holds the record as the longest running musical on Broadway. For over twenty years, Webber's masked musical has wowed audiences with its over 9000 performances on the West End, not to mention the countless touring companies that have spread Phantom-mania throughout the world.

So, What Makes Phantom So Popular? The Phantom of the Opera combines high tech stage craft with good old fashioned melodrama. Consider some of the elements featured in this amazing musical...


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