12/17/2012 09:10 am ET Updated Feb 16, 2013

The Phantom Of The Opera To Celebrate 25 Years On Broadway

The Phantom of the Opera will become the first show to celebrate its 25th anniversary on Broadway in January.

Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical opened in New York on 26 January 1998, two years after its West End world premiere, and has been at the Majestic theatre ever since, making it the longest-running Broadway production by some margin. Last February it marked its 10,000th performance there, and it is currently 2,858 up on the second-longest runner, Cats (also by Lloyd Webber), which closed in 2000 after 18 years.