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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!

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  Michael wrote @

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

  Meredith wrote @

[title of show]!!

  Ryan wrote @

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

  Johnny Hebda wrote @

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:

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
98. Peter Pan
99. In the Heights
100. Urinetown

  Kevin wrote @

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

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

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