New York City 1996
New York City 2007
Buenos Aires 2009
New York City 2015?
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They’re when and where I could have seen The Phantom of the Opera and didn’t.
The closest I came was on a Tuesday afternoon in 2007, when my friend JJ took me to the Majestic Theater, New York City, where it was playing. We saw a show … but it was a tribute to Betty Comden, the co-writer of Singin’ in the Rain and several Broadway musicals. Lauren Bacall introduced it…
But I do admire how any show that opened when I was studying for my final high school exams could – more than 25 years later – still have ‘HOUSE FULL’ signs out the front, as it did when I walked by Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.
There used to be three certainties in life: death, taxes and Adriana Xenides turning around the letters on Wheel of Fortune. Adriana is sadly no longer with us, but Phantom carries on. I’ll see it when I get my Seniors Card.