FRIDAY, January 21st at 8pm… The Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway on January 26, 1988. The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Charles Hart & Richard Stilgoe musical stars Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, and Steve Barton. The production continues to play at the Majestic, where it became the first Broadway musical in history to surpass 10,000 performances and is the longest-running show in Broadway history.
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The Latest From ‘On Broadway’ – our companion podcast…
We talk with Robert W. Schneider, Artistic Director of the J2 Spotlight Musical Theater Company, which presents professional revivals of worthy Broadway musicals. He is also the co-host of the wildly popular ‘Behind The Curtain: Broadway’s Living Legends’, which is the official podcast of BroadwayWorld.com.
We interview Eddie Shapiro and talk about his book A Wonderful Guy: Conversations with the Great Men of Musical Theater. It features fascinating, never-before-published interviews with Broadway’s leading men and offers behind-the-scenes looks at the careers of some of the most beloved performers today.
Rick Pender, author of the The Stephen Sondheim Encyclopedia, serves as musical guide in our second installment of this series. We mark the 40th anniversary of the Broadway opening of Merrily We Roll Along by discussing the show and playing a number of songs from the Original Cast Recording and the NY City Encore’s production.
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