U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for January 26
WASHINGTON, Jan. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Following is the daily “Profile America” feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THURSDAY, JANUARY 26: “PHANTOM OF THE OPERA”
Profile America — Thursday, January 26th. The longest-running show in Broadway history opened on this date in 1988 — the “Phantom of the Opera.” Adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber from the classic French novel by Gaston Leroux, the musical tells the story of the tortured soul who haunts the Paris Opera House and his love for one of its young singers. A runaway success, the “Phantom of the Opera” is in production at many places around the world on a continual basis. In 2006, it became the longest-running show in Broadway history with 8,000 performances. Recently, new shows opening on Broadway have ranged from 33 to 43 per year. These shows draw more than 12 million people annually to theaters along the Great White Way. Profile America is in its 15th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase’s Calendar of Events 2012, p. 101
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2012, t. 1234
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau