New Watermark for an Underground Lake: Phantom Hits 8,000
By Kenneth Jones
04 Apr 2007
Michael Shawn Lewis and Jennifer Hope Wills in The Phantom of the Opera.
photo by Joan Marcus
http://www.playbill.com/news/article/107029.htmlThe 2006 milestone of The Phantom of the Opera becoming the longest running musical in Broadway history is still fresh, and on April 4 the Andrew Lloyd Webber show hits another high point — performance No. 8,000.
The ripe, round, even number will be reached at the Majestic Theatre at the Wednesday matinee. After the performance, star Howard McGillin will say a few words and a ripe, round, rich cake will be cut.
(The normally press-shy masked man, who prefers to hang out in his lair on the edge of an underground lake, can't resist a photo op when it's good for business.)