In honor of #theatrethursday, your list of the top 50 Broadway musicals of all time

We asked and you responded. Here’s a list of your all time favorite Broadway musicals, in no particular order:

  1. Les Miserables
  2. Rent
  3. The King and I
  4. Sunday in the Park with George
  5. Wicked
  6. Guys and Dolls
  7. Sweeney Todd
  8. Ragtime
  9. West Side Story
  10. In the Heights
  11. Phantom of the Opera
  12. Into the Woods
  13. Next to Normal
  14. Cats
  15. Parade
  16. Company
  17. Chess
  18. A Chorus Line
  19. Man of La Mancha
  20. Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
  21. Rocky Horror Show
  22. The Music Man
  23. My Fair Lady
  24. Mame
  25. Jersey Boys
  26. The Last Five Years (technically off-Broadway, but enough of you voted for it that I had to include it)
  27. Candide
  28. The Drowsy Chaperone
  29. The Sound of Music
  30. Spring Awakening
  31. Little Shop of Horrors
  32. The Wiz
  33. Miss Saigon
  34. Hair
  35. Billy Elliot
  36. Gypsy
  37. Assassins
  38. Rock of Ages
  39. Hello Dolly!
  40. Cabaret
  41. The Lion King
  42. Hairspray
  43. Grease
  44. Avenue Q
  45. South Pacific
  46. Evita
  47. The Producers
  48. Pippin
  49. Chicago
  50. Dreamgirls

Is your favorite not on the list? Add it in the comments below!

7 Comments on In honor of #theatrethursday, your list of the top 50 Broadway musicals of all time

  1. Disney’s Beauty and the Beast…..it should’ve been on the list. It’s one of the greatest love stories and can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

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  2. [title of show]!!

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  3. What about Oliver! Is it true there having auditions soon?

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  4. Johnny Hebda Reviews: Its impossible to make a list that isn’t somewhat subjective. I used a 10 part formula to rank this list. I am interested to hear who agrees, disagrees, any that are missing, etc.

    Check out: http://johnnyhebda.blogspot.com/2012/07/johnny-hebda-best-broadway-musicals-of.html

    This will show the formula that I used and how I came up with these results!

    1. The Sound of Music
    2. The Wizard of Oz
    3. Oklahoma
    4. Guys and Dolls
    5. The Phantom of the Opera
    6. Gypsy
    7. Les Miserables
    8. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
    9. Annie
    10. Wicked
    11. West Side Story
    12. Chicago
    13. The Music Man
    14. Grease
    15. A Chorus Line
    16. Sweeney Todd
    17. Fiddler on the Roof
    18. Annie Get Your Gun
    19. Singing in the Rain
    20. Carousel
    21. My Fair Lady
    22. 42nd Street
    23. Hello Dolly
    24. South Pacific
    25. Into the Woods
    26. Damn Yankees
    27. Man of La Mancha
    28. Hair
    29. Ragtime
    30. The King and I
    30. The Fantasticks
    31. Rent
    32. Miss Saigon
    33. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
    34. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
    35. Aida
    36. Sunday in the Park with George
    37. The Wiz
    38. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
    39. Bye Bye Birdie
    40. The Book of Mormon
    41. Evita
    42. La Cage Aux Follies
    43. The Producers
    44. Jersey Boys
    45. Oliver!
    46. The Lion King
    47. Memphis
    48. Billy Elliot
    50. Avenue Q
    51. Thoroughly Modern Millie
    52. Company
    53. Little Shop of Horrors
    54. Parade
    55. Hairspray
    56. Jekyll and Hyde
    57. Spamalot
    58. Anything Goes
    59. Follies
    60. The Light in the Piazza
    61. Mamma Mia
    62. The Secret Garden
    63. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers
    64. Spring Awakening
    65. Big River
    66. Pippin
    67. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
    68. Porgy and Bess
    69. The Scarlet Pimpernel
    70. The Pajama Game
    71. The Drowsy Chaperone
    72. Pirates of Penzance
    73. She Loves Me
    74. 1776
    75. Sweet Charity
    76. Dreamgirls
    77. Sunset Boulevard
    78. Blood Brothers
    79. A Little Night Music
    80. Jesus Christ Superstar
    81. Footloose
    82. Dirty, Rotten Scoundrels
    83. Next to Normal
    84. Crazy for You
    85. Beauty & The Beast
    86. Newsies
    87. Camelot
    88. Mary Poppins
    89. Seussical
    90. Once on this Island
    91. You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
    92. Brigadoon
    93. The Last Five Years
    94. Show Boat
    95. Side Show
    96. Assassins
    97.Passion
    98. Peter Pan
    99. In the Heights
    100. Urinetown

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  5. My Fair Lady, according to Bosley Crowther and me, “the greatest musical of the century.”

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  6. Funny Girl, how to succeed in business without even trying, Oklahoma, wizard of oz, and Newsies

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