The Phantom of the Opera will celebrate the 24th anniversary of its opening night on January 26 at the Majestic Theatre. The production, which officially opened on January 26, 1988, became the longest-running show in Broadway history in 2006. Additionally, the musical will hit another milestone this winter as the February 11 matinee marks Phantom's 10,000th performance.
Featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe and a book by Webber and Stilgoe, The Phantom of the Opera follows the story of the the Paris Opera House's famed masked menace and his pursuit of a young muse, Christine Daee. The production originally starred Michael Crawford and Sarah Brightman, who both reprised their roles as the Phantom and Christine, respectively, from the original 1986 West End production. The Broadway mounting won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical.
The musical currently stars Hugh Panaro as The Phantom, Trista Moldovan as Christine, Kyle Barisch as Raoul, Michelle McConnell as Carlotta, Marilyn Caskey as Madame Giry, Heather McFadden as Meg Giry, Christian Sebeck as Piangi, Aaron Galligan-Stierle as Monsieur Andre and Kevin Ligon as Monsieur Firmin.