A Lady's Ruminations

"Jane was firm where she felt herself to be right." -Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice


Sunday, January 08, 2006

Phantom to Set a Record

Congratulations to Andrew Lloyd-Webber and his Phantom of the Opera (the stageplay).

BBC News: Phantom to take Broadway record---

Andrew Lloyd Webber is preparing to celebrate his Phantom of the Opera becoming the longest running musical on Broadway with 7,468 performances.
On Monday, Phantom will take over the record set by Cats, another of Lord Lloyd-Webber's musicals.

He told BBC Radio 4's Front Row he knew he had a successful show on his hands before it even opened.

"It was clear it was going to be a hit but nobody knew just how big it was going to be," he said.

"There was so much interest in America before its opening there was a huge advance. It was $18m which would be more like $30m (£17m) today."
I have yet to see the play on stage, but I absolutely love the recent movie, starring the gorgeous Gerard Butler.

The stageplay's official site is here.