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The Greatest Musicals Ever Performed on Broadway, Ranked

List Rules
Only staged musicals.

List of the best musicals to ever run on stage, whether on Broadway, the West End, or in smaller fringe theaters around the world. The greatest musicals combine music, dancing, amazing stories, and top casts to take the viewer out of a theatre and into a world they never imagined.

The best Broadway musicals are a cross-section of classic musicals like Les Miserables (now an Oscar winning movie) and Cats as well as new favorites like The Book of Mormon and Wicked. Their casts feature some of the best stars on Broadway from throughout the years, and they are all worthy of more than one viewing. The best thing about musical theater, of course, is that it's never the same show twice.

What are the top Broadway musicals? What are the best musical theater shows? Which shows are the greatest musicals ever to be on stage? That's for all you musical theater fans to decide!

Vote up your favorite musicals, and vote down the ones that were disappointing. 

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  • Hamilton
    1
  • Les Misérables
    2
  • Wicked
    3
  • Dear Evan Hansen
    4
  • In the Heights
    6
  • West Side Story
    8
  • The Lion King
    10
  • Chicago
    11
  • Waitress
    12
  • Into the Woods
    13
  • The Book of Mormon
    14
  • Newsies
    17
  • Mary Poppins
    19
  • Hairspray
    20
  • Rent
    22
  • A Chorus Line
    23
  • Legally Blonde
    24
  • The Music Man
    25