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10/11/2004 The Phantom of the Opera plays its 7,000th performance

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera has become the second longest-running musical on Broadway. Since its 1988 US opening, The Phantom of the Opera has been seen by 10 million people and won many awards. The musical is based on the book by French author Gaston Leroux, which was first published in 1911.


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