By Kenneth Jones
26 Jan 2007
|Photo by The Phantom Company|
Cast members celebrated the milestone after the Jan. 25 performance with a nosh backstage — including cake — and a rousing champagne toast by George Lee Andrews, the last original cast member still with the show.
The company includes Howard McGillin (as The Phantom), Jennifer Hope Wills (Christine), Michael Shawn Lewis (Raoul), George Lee Andrews (Monsieur Andre), David Cryer (Monsieur Firmin), Anne Runolfsson (Carlotta), Marilyn Caskey (Madame Giry), Roland Rusinek (Piangi), Heather McFadden (Meg Giry) and Julie Hanson (Christine Alternate).
The Jan. 26 performance is No. 7,923.
The winner of seven 1988 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, The Phantom of the Opera became the longest-running show in Broadway history on Jan. 9, 2006. It surpassed Cats' record-holding run of 7,485 performances.
The Phantom of the Opera is a Cameron Mackintosh/Really Useful Group, Inc., production.
For more information, visit www.thephantomoftheopera.com.