Monday, May 23, 2011

The 100 Longest Running Broadway Shows and the ones I haven't seen

Below is a list of the 100 shows that have run the longest on Broadway along with home many performances each show ran for.  I've noted next to each one which productions of that show I've seen.  A guide is below to what the abbreviations mean.  It's interesting that I've pretty much seen every long running musical but hardly any of the plays.  You'd think if a play had such a long run that someone would revive it eventually.  Shows in red are ones I've never seen any production of - there are 33 of the 100 that I've never seen. 

How many have you seen?

OBC=Original Broadway Cast
BC=Broadway Cast
BR= Broadway Revival
NT= National Tour
LC= London Cast
RT=Regional Theatre
CT= Community Theatre production

as of May 1, 2011.   (*) are still running.

*1.   "The Phantom of the Opera" 9693 - OBC
2.     "Cats" 7485 - BC
3.  "Les Mis√©rables" 6691 - OBC, BC, BR, RT,CT
4.   "A Chorus Line" 6137 - NT, CT
*5. "Chicago" (Revival) 6044 - BR, LC, NT
6.    "Oh! Calcutta!" (Revival) 5959
*7.   "The Lion King" 5638 - OBC
8.     "Beauty and the Beast" 5461 - BC. LC, CT
9.      "Rent" 5123 - BC, LC, NT, CT
10.    "Miss Saigon" 4097 - OBC, BC, NT, RT, CT
*11.   "Mamma Mia!" 3982 - LC
12.    "42nd Street" 3486 - BC, BR, NT
13.     "Grease" 3388 - NT, CT
14.     "Fiddler on the Roof" 3242 - BR, NT, CT
15.     "Life With Father" 3224
16.     "Tobacco Road" 3182
*17.   "Wicked" 3151 - OBC, BC
18.     "Hello, Dolly!" 2844 - RT
19.     "My Fair Lady" 2717 - BR, RT, CT
20.     "Hairspray" 2642 - OBC, BC, NT, RT
21.     "Avenue Q" 2534 - OBC, BC
22.     "The Producers" 2502 -OBC, BC, CT
23.     "Cabaret" (Revival) 2377 - BR, CT
24.      "Annie" 2377 - NT, RT, CT
25.      "Man of La Mancha" 2328 - BR, NT, RT, CT
26.     "Abie's Irish Rose" 2327
*27.    "Jersey Boys" 2319 - BC
28.     "Oklahoma!" 2212 - BR, RT
29.     "Smokey Joe's Cafe" 2036 - NT, RT
30.      "Pippin" 1944 - RT
31.     "South Pacific" 1925 - BR, NT
32.     "The Magic Show" 1920
*33.    "Mary Poppins" 1907 - LC
34.     "Aida" 1852 - OBC, BC, NT, CT
35.     "Gemini" 1819
36.     "Deathtrap" 1793 - RT
37.     "Harvey" 1775
38.     "Dancin'" 1774 (Broadway revival planned for next season)
39.     "La Cage Aux Folles" 1761 - BC, BR
40.     "Hair" 1750 - BR
41.     "The Wiz" 1672 - CT
42.     "Born Yesterday" 1642 (though I plan to see the current Broadway revival)
43.     "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" 1639
44.     "Crazy for You" 1622 - OBC, NT, RT, CT
45.     "Ain't Misbehavin'" 1604 - NT, RT
46.     "Monty Python's Spamalot" 1574 - OBC, NT
47.     "Mary, Mary" 1572
48.     "Evita" 1567 - NT, RT
49.     "The Voice of the Turtle" 1557
50.     "Jekyll & Hyde" 1543 - OBC, NT, CT
51.     "Barefoot in the Park" 1530
52.    "42nd Street" (Revival) 1524 - BR, NT
53.     "Dreamgirls" 1521 - NT, RT, CT
54.     "Mame" 1508 - RT
55.     "Grease!" (Revival) 1505 - NT, RT
56.     "Same Time, Next Year" 1453
57.     "Arsenic and Old Lace" 1444 - BR
58.     "The Sound of Music" 1443 - BR, RT, CT
59.     "Me and My Girl" 1420 - OBC, CT
60.     "How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" 1417  -BR, NT, BR
61.     "Hellzapoppin" 1404
62.     "The Music Man" 1375 - BR, NT
63.     "Funny Girl" 1348 - RT
64.     "Mummenschanz" 1326
65.     "Oh! Calcutta!" 1314
66.     "Movin' Out" 1303 - BR, NT
67.     "Brighton Beach Memoirs" 1299
68.    "Angel Street" 1295
69.      "Lightnin'" 1291
70.      "Promises, Promises" 1281 - BR
71.      "The King and I" 1246 - BR, NT, RT, CT
72.      "Cactus Flower" 1234
73.      "Sleuth" 1222 - RT
74.      "Torch Song Trilogy" 1222
75.      "1776" 1217 - BR, NT, RT, CT
76.      "Equus" 1209 - BR
77.      "Sugar Babies" 1208
78.      "Guys and Dolls" 1200 - BR, RT, CT
79.      "In the Heights" 1184 - BC
80.      "Amadeus" 1181
81.      "Cabaret" 1165 - BR
82.      "Mister Roberts" 1157
83.      "Annie Get Your Gun" 1147 - BR, NT
84.      "Guys and Dolls" (Revival) 1144 - BR, RT, CT
85.      "The Seven Year Itch" 1141
86.      "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" 1136 - OBC, NT, RT
87.      "Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk" 1135 - OBC
88.      "Butterflies Are Free" 1128
89.      "Pins and Needles" 1108
90.      "Plaza Suite" 1097
91.      "Fosse" 1093
92.      "They're Playing Our Song" 1082
93.      "Kiss Me, Kate" 1077 - BR, RT
94.      "Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope" 1065
95.      "The Pajama Game" 1063 - BR, CT
96.      "Shenandoah" 1050 - BR, NT
97.      "Annie Get Your Gun" (Revival) 1045 - BR
98.      "The Teahouse of the August Moon" 1027
99.      "Damn Yankees" 1019 – NT
100.    "Grand Hotel" 1017 - OBC, LC

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