Happy Birthday, Phantom!
And following on from the 29th birthday of Les Miz on Wednesday, yesterday saw The Phantom of the Opera reach it's 28th birthday! The cast were joined by lyricist, Charles Hart, at a private party after the performance. Charles cut the cake and raised a glass of champagne to all those who have been involved with the production over the years.
Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, opened at Her Majesty's Theatre on 9th October 1986, and has now been seen by over 100 million people worldwide, making it the highest grossing musical of all time.