On Thursday, September 6, cast members Hugh Panaro (The Phantom), Marni Raab (Christine), and Kyle Barisich (Raoul) were presented with a plaque on the Majestic's stage in commemoration of the milestone.
The plaque reads:
"The Andrew Lloyd Webber musical THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is the longest-running show in the history of Broadway -- musical or play -- having reached the milestone 10,000 performances at the Majestic Theatre as of February 2012."
Based on the classic novel by Gaston Leroux, The Phantom of the Opera features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, lyrics by Charles Hart (with additional lyrics by Richard Stilgoe), and book by Richard Stilgoe and Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is directed by Harold Prince, choreographed by Gillian Lynne, and features production design by the late Maria Bjornson, lighting by Andrew Bridge, and sound by Martin Levan.