WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Opening for the first time in London in 1986, Andrew Lloyd Webber's finest achievement, The Phantom of the Opera, won both the Tony Award and the Oliver Award in its first year. The second longest-running West End musical in history, topped only by Les Misérables, The Phantom of the Opera has endured a lifespan of almost 40 years in production, and four years ago saw its 100,000th Broadway performance — the first musical in history ever to do so. Today, this legendary show has grossed more than $846 million, and has been seen by more than 130 million people across the planet. The Phantom of the Opera may well hold the title of most financially successful entertainment event EVER!