If I ever get the chance to go to New York City and see a live Broadway production, my number one choice would be the longest-running show on Broadway, "The Phantom of the Opera."
I love everything about the play: the story, the characters, and of course the music! The story, based on a horror novel written by Gaston Leroux and published in 1911, is one of mystery, love, and music. It was first brought to the big screen by Universal Pictures in 1925.
Of course, once Andrew Lloyd Webber got his talented hands on it, it was pure magic! The show opened on Broadway on January 26, 1988, and this year "The Phantom of the Opera" is celebrating its 30th anniversary on Broadway, and they are doing it in style.
Not only was there a red carpet affair for the showing, but they collaborated with another iconic trademark of the Big Apple, The Empire State Building, for a spectacular light show! Watch, below, as New York lights up to a medley of songs from the Broadway wonder "The Phantom of the Opera."