Given the many tv and film versions of The Phantom of the Opera that have come out over the years, you probably have a decent idea by now about the story line….a love triangle filled with seduction and despair. Although knowing that, and seeing it come to life on Broadway, are two completely different things. Experiencing Phantom in all of its glory at the Majestic Theater in New York far exceeds anything you may have imagined. If you’re one of the uninitiated, as I was until recently, then here are some teasers to whet your appetite. Don’t worry, no spoilers!
1. The Phantom of the Opera is Broadway’s longest running show: It surpassed Cats for those bragging rights back in January, 2006, 18 years, almost to the day, after opening at the Majestic Theatre. Now 23 years, and nearly 10,000 shows later, it retains the honor and has become a New York City destination in its own right.