What musical has been running the longest on Broadway?

The longest-running musical on Broadway is “The Phantom of the Opera.” The musical was created in 1986 by Andrew Lloyd Webber, who used the libretto by Charles Hart and excerpts from Richard Stilgoe’s libretto. The piece was based on Gaston Leroux’s novel “The Phantom of the Opera,” published in 1911. The world premiere of the show took place on September 27, 1986, at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London. The musical has been performed on Broadway since January 9, 1988. Since then, the show has been performed over 12,750 times (data as of 2018). The story revolves around Christine, a young soprano, who develops a relationship with a musical genius living in the form of the mysterious Phantom.


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