With the February 9 opening of Sunset Boulevard, British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber achieved a rare distinction: He now has four musicals running simultaneously on Broadway.
Along with Sunset, they are Cats, School of Rock—The Musical, and The Phantom of the Opera. The latter is also the longest running show in Broadway history.
To mark the occasion, Lloyd Webber posed backstage at the Palace Theatre February 9 with the leads of all four shows for a family portrait (above).
From Sunset Boulevard: Glenn Close, Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon, Fred Johanson
School of Rock—The Musical: Eric Petersen, Jersey Sullivan, Rachel Katzke
Cats: Jessica Hendy, Harris Milgrim, Tanner Ray Wilson
The Phantom of the Opera: James Barbour, Kaley Ann Voorhees
In the summer of 1953, Rodgers and Hammerstein had four simultaneous shows: South Pacific, The King and I, Me and Juliet, and a City Center revival of Oklahoma!.