Starting Wednesday in Louisville: Phantom of the Opera, in five big numbers

No, not musical numbers — these kind:

e1933e936ff5cd965410c8e359a8ea1b_400x400U.S. tours since the blockbuster musical debuted 30 years ago in London have grossed more than $1.5 billion and played 216 engagements in Louisville and 76 other cities for more than 14,500 performances before 31 million people, according to The Voice-Tribune.

It opens at the Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday for a 12-day run. Tickets are $54 to $114. It’s the longest running show in Broadway history by a wide margin, and celebrated its 10,000th Broadway performance on Feb. 11, 2012 — the first production ever to do so.

Related: The U.S. tour’s Twitter feed, and the production’s worldwide site.

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