Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical version of The Phantom of the Opera is the most successful piece of entertainment of all time, produced in any media, and its success is continuing all over the world.
- Played to over 130 million people in 29 countries in 150 cities around the world with an estimated gross of $5.6 billion worldwide. The box office revenues are higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, ET, Star Wars and Avatar.
- Played for more than 26 years and almost 11,000 performances at Her Majesty’s Theatre, London
- Played in 13 different languages: English, French, German, Japanese, Danish, Polish, Swedish, Castilian, Hungarian, Dutch, Korean, Portuguese, Mexican Spanish
- Won 70 major theatre awards including 3 Olivier Awards, an Evening Standard Award, 7 Tony Awards including Best Musical, 7 Drama Desk Awards and 5 Outer Critic Circle Awards.
- 12 actors have played the Phantom on Broadway. In order they are: Michael Crawford, Timothy Nolen, Cris Groendaal, Steve Barton, Kevin Gray, Mark Jacoby, Marcus Lovett, Davis Gaines, Thomas James O’Leary, Hugh Panaro, Howard McGillin and John Cudia. Ther have also been an additional four limited engagement replacements: Jeff Keller, Ted Keegan, Brad Little and Gary Mauer.
- January 9, 1988: Broadway production had its first preview at The Majestic Theatre
- January 26, 1988: Opening Night
- April 7, 1988: 100th performance
- October 12, 2002: Phantom became the 3rd longest running show on Broadway
- January 9, 2006: Phantom becomes the longest running show on Broadway
- February 11, 2012: 10,000th Performance
- January 26, 2013: Phantom celebrates 25 years on Broadway