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Today in Nerd History | January 26

Nerd culture is a vibrant tapestry of events, releases, and milestones that have shaped the entertainment landscape. From iconic movies to groundbreaking games and significant literary contributions, this article takes a trip down memory lane to explore the notable nerd culture events that occurred on January 26th in history. Let’s celebrate these cherished moments that have left an indelible mark on the hearts of fans around the world.

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA | 1988

In 1988, Phantom of the Opera opened on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. The Phantom of the Opera is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber based on a novel by Gaston Leroux, and is a story about a mysterious, masked musical genius who lives beneath the Paris Opera House and becomes dangerously obsessed with a beautiful soprano named Christine.

 

Nerdy Facts:

  • The Phantom’s mask is custom-made for each actor who plays the role, and it takes two hours to apply the makeup and prosthetics.

  •  musical has been performed in 15 different languages, and has played in 35 countries and 166 cities around the world.

  • The musical has won over 70 major theatre awards, including 3 Oliver Awards, 7 Tony Awards, and an Evening Standard Award.





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