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"A Chorus Line" ran on Broadway from July 25, 1975, to April 28, 1990. It ran at the Public Theater in New York before transferring uptown. "The Phantom of the Opera" is the longest-running show in Broadway history at 22 years and counting. "Cats,"
Earlier this year, "The Lion King" beat another Broadway record, surpassing "Phantom" as the all-time box-office champion. But the record came with a caveat -- the Disney musical has benefited from higher ticket prices than "Phantom."
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"Lion King" also holds a record in L.A.: It ran at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood for more than two years beginning in 2000, the theater's longest-running production.