Each Thursday, #ThrowbackThursday brings you another memorable moment from Broadway’s past.
This week, we rewind the clock to January of 1988.
The original production of The Phantom of the Opera opened at the Majestic Theatre on January 26th, 1988.
- The show is still running and is the longest running show in Broadway history, having been performed 11,212 times as of January 8th, 2015.
- The show has featured Broadway luminaries such as Michael Crawford, Judy Kaye, Norm Lewis, Sarah Brightman, Rebecca Luker, Hugh Panaro and Sierra Boggess.
- Last September, 20-year-old Kaley Voorhees stepped into the role of Christine, becoming the first leading actress to be born after the show’s opening in 1988.
- The show was nominated for ten Tony Awards at the 1988 Tony Awards, winning seven, including Best Musical.
Below, check out Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess singing “The Phantom of the Opera”!