Fact: Broadway's Phantom Of The Opera celebrated it's 10,000th performance in New York on Saturday night (11Feb12). In its 25 years, the hit musical has raked in over $845 million (£528 million).
Quote: "I didn't see the movie. It would have hurt too much. I was just so in love with what we did and what we created that I couldn't see it." Michael Crawford has never seen The Phantom Of The Opera movie, starring Gerard Butler in the role he created onstage.
Fact: Phantom Of The Opera star Emmy Rossum has ditched her good-girl image to pose for a series of revealing men's magazine shots. The actress/singer peels off for the new issue of Details magazine, appearing topless and wearing nothing but carefully-placed jewellery.
Fact: A sequel to the hit musical Phantom Of The Opera is set to make theatrical history when it opens next year (09). The show's composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, has announced plans to premiere the musical in three cities at the same time - London, New York and an Asian city are the reported destinations.
Fact: Theatre impresario SIR Andrew Lloyd Webber has revealed the name of his much-anticipated Phantom Of The Opera sequel. PHANTOM: ONCE UPON A TIME will hit London's West End theatres in time for Christmas next year (09).
Fact: <p>SIR Andrew Lloyd Webber's Phantom Of The Opera became the longest-running Broadway, New York show ever on Monday (09JAN06) when the curtain went up on the 7,486th show - one more than former record holder CATS. </p>