It is the longest running show in Broadway history by a wide margin, and celebrated its 10,000th Broadway performance back in 2012, the first production ever to do so.
The award winning musical makes its way to New Orleans, La. in a few weeks.
With total estimated worldwide gross receipts of over $5.6 billion (the highest in history) and total Broadway gross of $845 million (surpassed only by The Lion King), Phantom is the most financially successful entertainment event to date.
By 2011 it had been seen by over 130 million people in 145 cities in 27 countries, and continues to play in both London and New York.