THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA IS THE LONGEST RUNNING MUSICAL ON BROADWAY

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Christian Stan, at 12 Aug. 19, in Arts & Culture, News

The longest-running show in Broadway history officially opened on January 26, 1988 and is still playing at the Majestic Theatre. The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical won 7 1988 Tony Awards® including Best Musical. The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a young soprano who becomes the object of obsession of a disfigured musical genius in Paris.

The New York production of The Phantom of the Opera opened on January 26, 1988 and has since played over 10,000 performances and been seen by over 15 million people. The show is the winner of 7 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and has grossed over $888 million since its debut.

Based on the classic novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera tells the story of a masked figure who lurks beneath the catacombs of the Paris Opera House, exercising a reign of terror over all who inhabit it.  He falls madly in love with an innocent young soprano, Christine, and devotes himself to creating a new star by nurturing her extraordinary talents and by employing all of the devious methods at his command.  

The Phantom of the Opera is also the most successful international stage musical of all time, with worldwide grosses to date estimated in excess of $5 billion. This colossal figure makes Phantom the most successful entertainment venture of all time, with revenues higher than any film or stage play in history, including Titanic, Star Wars and almost doubling the current highest-grossing film Avatar (at $2.8 billion). Worldwide, over 65,000 performances have been seen by 130 million people in 28 countries and 148 cities in 13 languages.

The Phantom of the Opera is part of The Broadway Collection, a group of New York City’s most highly regarded musicals and shows, selected for their unparalleled popularity with international audiences and put together by Broadway Inbound. Tickets are available through the international Broadway Inbound and Broadway Collection partners.

About Broadway Inbound and The Broadway Collection

The Broadway Collection is a marketing and sales initiative of Broadway Inbound, a company specializing in travel industry and wholesale ticket distribution for live theatrical events around the United States. A Shubert Organization company with decades of experience in the theatre industry, travel, and wholesale ticket distribution, Broadway Inbound specializes in FIT sales of Broadway shows and provides industry-leading technology to give wholesale partners access to extensive inventory direct from venue box offices’ primary ticketing systems. The Broadway Collection was created in response to a huge demand for Broadway throughout the global travel industry and features The Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and Roundabout Theater Company and 25 distinctive, top tier shows. Unparalleled experience in wholesale theatre ticketing, marketing, and operations makes Broadway Inbound a perfect partner for distributors in travel, tourism and more.  

To purchase tickets to any Broadway Collection show, contact your local tour operator or travel agent. To become a wholesale distribution partner contact Broadway Inbound at 1-212-302-0995 or allison@broadwayinbound.com. Please visit www.broadwaycollection.com or www.facebook.com/thebroadwaycollection for more information.

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