Marc Brickman Lights the Empire State Building for Phantom 30th

by Kathy Eddy

King Kong may be heading to Broadway but The Phantom of the Opera reached the top of the the Empire State Building for a spectacular Music-To-Light Show during their Gala 30th Anniversary party. A custom-designed light show by world-renowned lighting designer Marc Brickman illuminated the tower lights of the iconic building synchronized to a special arrangement of music from The Phantom of the Opera. The show was fully visible to all New Yorkers looking up at the “World’s Most Famous Building,” as well as a global audience on Twitter. Prior to the 11pm start of the Music-to-Light Show, the iconic Empire State Building was lit in blue and white in honor of the 30th Anniversary.

The Phantom Of The Opera enters its fourth decade having played 12,500 performances to 18 million people since it opened on January 26, 1988 at The Majestic Theatre, and having grossed a staggering more than $1.1 billion.  Phantom has been Broadway’s longest-running show for more than a decade and its astounding longevity in New York and around the world is unprecedented.