The Phantom of the Opera—the longest-running production in Broadway history— celebrated another milestone January 24 as the musical reaches 30 years on Broadway this week.
Following the gala performance at the Majestic Theatre, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and producer Cameron Mackintosh took the stage (after hiding mysteriously under drapes, just like their title lair dweller) to lead a special curtain call recognizing the cast, designers, and crew who have all contributed to keeping the show alive.
Lloyd Webber playfully suggested that after 30 years, it’s time to “liven up the proceedings” to keep it fresh, at which point he brought out the young cast members from his other currently running Broadway musical, School of Rock, who offered a rock rendition of Phantom’s title song with original Christine Sarah Brightman and current Phantom Peter Jöback.
Watch the performance and the full special curtain call, which also featured a birthday tribute to both the show and director Harold Prince (who turns 90 January 30) and an appearance by several original Broadway cast members, below.
The Phantom of the Opera officially reaches 30 years on Broadway January 26.