NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — “The Phantom of the Opera” is making musical history on Broadway.
The production is celebrating its 10,000th performance Saturday in New York City’s storied theater district.READ MORE: Long Island Hoping For Best But Bracing For Worst As Nor'easter Approaches: 'Get Prepared Now'
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The New York Times reports that 2011 was the show’s highest-earning year. The newspaper says the show made a record $1.5 million in its best week last year, in December, and has made $845 million overall.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened on Broadway on Jan. 26, 1988.READ MORE: Remembering NYPD Officer Jason Rivera: Wake Held For 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
It is an adaptation of the French novel by Gaston Leroux.
The historic performance at the Majestic Theater included a giant cake and special curtain call.
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