WATCH: 27 Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn’t Know About The Phantom of the Opera | Playbill

Video WATCH: 27 Mind-Blowing Facts You Didn’t Know About The Phantom of the Opera How many miles has the chandelier traveled during 30 years on Broadway? How many pointe shoes has the show needed? Find out this and more.

Over the past 30 years, The Phantom of the Opera has played over 12,000 performances at Broadway’s Majestic Theatre since opening January 29, 1988.

Produced by Cameron Mackintosh, the musical features a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber in a sweepingly romantic production helmed by multiple Tony winner Hal Prince. With lyrics by Charles Hart, musical staging and choreography by Gillian Lynne, scenic and costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Andrew Bridge, and sound design by Martin Levan, Phantom has gone on to enrapture audiences around the world. But how many people have seen Phantom on Broadway? How much money has the production grossed over three decades? Of the lush costumes and elaborate hairstyles in the show, how many wigs do they use, and how many costumes pieces are there?


As we celebrate the milestone of Phantom’s 30th anniversary, watch the video above for the incredible facts and figures tied to the historic production.

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