Phantom of the Opera Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary on Broadway

Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway on January 26, 1988. A gala tonight (two days early) celebrates the 30th anniversary of the longest-running show in Broadway history. Watch the Red Carpet live (starts at around 1 minute five seconds.)

Hal Prince at 16 minute mark: “Except for two years and two months, I’ve had a show on Broadway since 1954.” Why has Phantom lasted so long? “It’s a love story. You’d think a lot of shows would be love stories on Broadway. But very few are….”

Watch Empire State Building live show at 11 p.m.

(Be sure to turn on the sound.)

Author: New York Theater

Jonathan Mandell is a 3rd generation NYC journalist, who sees shows, reads plays, writes reviews and sometimes talks with people.

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