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Phantom: Longest Run Ever?

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Phantom: Longest Run Ever?#0
Posted: 1/9/06 at 2:40am
Is POTO the longest-running show ever in the world or on Broadway? Surely it's been running longer in London? Maybe it's something to do with amount of performances. What about Les Mis in London? By the way, when I say show, I mean a musical (not a play) that has reached Broadway at some point in its life. So I think that excludes The Fantasticks and The Mousetrap.

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re: Phantom: Longest Run Ever?#1
Posted: 1/9/06 at 4:29am
Phantom will be the longest running show on Broadway, not in the world. And I *think* Cats in London have the longest running record if you only count the productions that have shown on Broadway.
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re: Phantom: Longest Run Ever?#2
Posted: 1/9/06 at 6:21am
Cats in London closed on it's 21st Birthday to become the longest running musical; The Mousetrap, which opened in 1952, is the longest running theatrical production in the world.

Les Miserables in London will overtake the 'Cats' record this October

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re: Phantom: Longest Run Ever?#3
Posted: 1/9/06 at 10:10am
My favorite Forbidden Broadway line:

Singer 1: These Broadway shows...
Singer 2: ...they never close!

Oy....That should have been "These "British shows..."
Updated On: 1/10/06 at 10:10 AM
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re: Phantom: Longest Run Ever?#4
Posted: 1/9/06 at 10:15am
Actually, if we count off-Broadway then The Fantasticks would beat Cats as well.

It ran from May 3, 1960 to January 13, 2002. That is 17,162 performances.