A Letter From the Publisher: Jan. 18, 1988

Oklahoma! My Fair Lady. Funny Girl. Follies. Almost everyone loves a Broadway musical, and TIME is no exception; over the years we have featured these and a dozen other productions and their creators and stars on our cover. This week we are at it again, with a profile of British Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber, whose The Phantom of the Opera opens later this month to the largest advance- ticket sales in Broadway history. "Phantom is more than a show," says Senior Editor Christopher Porterfield, who edited the story. "Like Lloyd Webber himself, it's an international phenomenon. We set out to find...

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