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11/02/2012 "The Phantom of the Opera" celebrates its 10,000th Broadway performance

Phantom began Broadway previews at the Majestic Theatre in 1988. Crawford, Brightman, and Barton reprised their respective roles from the West End. The production continues to play at the Majestic, where it became the first Broadway musical in history to surpass 10,000 performances.


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  • Allegations of plagiarism 

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