Top Ten Best Broadway Musicals

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41 The Music Man
42 Cats

Every dance, every song, and every character sparkles with something that cannot be anything else but pure, wonderful genius and beauty. The memory WILL live forever.

This is the second longest-running musical all-time and it is at #26!? IT is so fun to watch and perform and it has fantastic songs and dance.

I love Cats. It may not have dialogue but the music is great. I especially love Victoria because she is nice and she is also a great dancer

Songs are great, plot is meh, choreography is amazing

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43 Heathers: The Musical

Heathers: The Musical is better than the movie in my opinion. The opening song (Beautiful) is a great intro for the story. 'Candy Store' which is sang by Heather Chandler, Heather McNamara and Heather Duke is infectious and easily the best song in the musical with Dead Girl Walking being second. Very charming and funny, great for High School/Young Adult audiences. - Tamaranean

Does NOT in any way deserve to be 43rd. This musical tackles many problems that almost everyone has faced in life, society and its norms, and the love story of two people who don't know the truth about each other yet. While the other musicals higher than this are well thought out and overall a good story, most of the plot is standing right in front of you, and is made for an audience in the 70's or early 80's. I truly believe that so many different yet equally beautiful stories of love and trouble hide in this musical, and deserves to be put way higher on this list.

A great contemporary score and a stellar cast.

The music is good but it wasn't on Broadway. - PianoQueen

44 Jesus Christ Superstar

Why so low?! I still like les mis and wicked better but this deserves at least the top five

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45 Footloose
46 Finding Neverland

Absolutely brilliant! I was fortunate enough to see the Original Broadway Cast, and I've seen it on tour multiple times. No matter how much I watch it, I still laugh and cry every time. The music is gorgeous, and the dancing is incredible. This show needs to go back to Broadway after the tour!

This is hands down the best. Sucks that the first time I saw it was the week it closed.

Beautiful singing, dancing and storyline! Truly perfect!

Unfortunately I never got to see it on Broadway but I love it anyway! The vocals and music is incredibly! From a beautiful story to an amazing cast, FNL is just amazing!

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47 Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812

A masterpiece - gucci

The music is really beautiful. Also JOSH GROBAN, so you know it will be good. - PianoQueen

A masterpiece! best show i’ve ever seen!

48 1776

The Hamilton for people who don't know what Hamilton is. (If you don't know Hamilton there's something wrong here).

I'd rather watch this than Hamilton any day.

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49 Funny Girl

It has wonderful songs such as I'm the greatest star and Don't rain on my parade who are really ICONIC.

I love Barbra Streisand! So DON'T RAIN ON MY PARADE! - Prettygirl2005

50 Mary Poppins

Why isn't this in the top 10? Mary Poppins is an absolute classic!

51 Urinetown

I liked the soundtrack of this show (Especially Snuff That Girl)

48? This musical has some of my favorite songs ever!

So underrated

52 Catch Me If You Can

I love Aaron Tveit, and the song "Someone Else's Skin" is one of my favorite dance songs, but this musical is not my fave.

This musical is absolutely BRILLIANT! Aaron Tveit and Norbert Leo Butz have INCREDIBLE chemistry making the show so much enjoyable. The music is FANTASTIC, it's funny and simply amazing

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53 13

(UPDATE: I probably wrote this when I was well 13, and all I can say is wow my reasoning for not liking this musical sucks. However I don't think I'll see it simply because the plot is not my thing.) Isn't this the one that Ariana Grande was in? Okay then I'm not seeing this (my hatred for Ms. Grande is very high). It also sounds stupid anyway based on the storyline if you look it up. - Anonymousxcxc

Best play ever

This musical is terrible

54 Avenue Q

Fantasies come true is amazing and hilarious at the same time because they're singing in cute puppet voices

Hilarious. Not much else needs to be said. Genius? Yes- but still hilarious.

This list ranking is only for now. - PianoQueen

Puppet sex, 'enough said

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55 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

This is my third favorite musical of all time! It's written in a way the provides varying and unique experiences that no other show has done before. - Galactic

One of the most creative shows ever written. Changes from night to night, and funny every single time.

Best show ever written. Go listen to the I love you song right now

It is good

56 Company

It's hilarious because it's so true! Says so much about modern relationships, maybe more than any other piece of art.

57 Evita

I have only one word to describe Evita: Incredible - bubbleteaknj

So amazing! at least top 10!

58 Jersey Boys

As an italian actor trying to get somewhere. This is honestly such motivation. So sad its almost over. Best show I've ever seen!

How is this not in the top ten? It is better than most on this list. - markleo

Definitely better than Hamilton. - markleo

This is the best show I have ever seen! It was absoultely amazing! The crowd stands up and dances, how is this not higher!

59 Something Rotten

Clearly there aren't real theatergoers here otherwise this would be way higher. Funny as it gets, especially for the die hard theater and shakespeare fan. Everything is an inside joke.

The show of inside jokes of thespians. Amazing show. Got to perform "A Musical" in a musical revue a year ago. Super fun and super fun to watch too!

Now that it's over, I'm so sad. It was so good.

Oh, God I love Shakespeare!

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60 School of Rock

Rant and rave and scream and shout,get all of your aggression out,they try to stop you let em know exactly where they all go,STICK IT TO THE MAN! school of Rock =life

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