Phantom of the Opera turns 25!
Saturday was the 25th anniversary of Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. And that is certainly worth celebrating! Based on the 1909 novel by Gaston Leroux, it tells the story of a disfigured genius who inhabits the bowels of the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with one of the ballet dancers, and decides to teach her to sing to become the star of the opera. Of course, things go horribly wrong.
You can hear all about last night‘s Phantom celebration on Weekend Edition Sunday. Listen to the music. Watch the movie. Definitely see it live if you get the chance.