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Flashback Friday: After 11,000 Performances, We Take a Look at Where It All Started for The Phantom of the Opera

Who could have known that the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical would go on to hold the record for the most performances in Broadway history?

The cast of The Phantom of the Opera celebrated its 11,000th performance on Tuesday. To honor the long-running Broadway production, we're going all the way back to the beginning before the show had even been seen on a New York stage. Take a look at the original 1986 London cast at Her Majesty's Theater, and listen to the songs you've come to know and love in a broadcast released a week before the Broadway opening. We doubt even The Phantom himself could have predicted the production's tremendous success.

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