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.)


About 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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