May 22nd, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber's juggernaut The Phantom of The Opera has been wowing audiences at Her Majesty's Theatre for more than 30 years!
If you're a die-hard fan of the show, like us here at London Theatreland, you may already know everything there is to know about the production. But, here are five Phan-tastic facts about The Phantom of the Opera for you to sink your teeth into...
Did you know that the replica of the Paris Opera House chandelier features 6,000 beads! Weighing in at one tonne the chandelier has traveled over 846 miles and was originally made by just five people in four weeks!
Andrew Lloyd Webber was so nervous about Phantom's premiere that he didn't attend the opening night performance! Producer Cameron Mackintosh had to bring him back to the theater for the curtain call!
Original cast member, George Lee Andrews, holds the world record for the most performances in the same Broadway show. After 9,383 performances he left The Phantom of the Opera in August 2011.
Both Michael Crawford and Hugh Panaro (as The Phantom) accidentally got their lip prosthetics stuck to Christine while kissing her... owch!
Phantom became the longest-running show in Broadway history on January 6, 2006, overtaking the record set by CATS.
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