Broadway The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s  

Buster McDermott
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What are the best Broadway shows today? This has been ranked by theater lovers to determine the top Broadway musicals from the 2000s to the present. From Wicked to Spring Awakening, today's best Broadway musicals are carrying on the musical theater legacy and drawing in audiences both during their Broadway runs, and on tour as well.

Though revivals and adaptations have been increasing in popularity, such as Thoroughly Modern Millie, West Side Story and South Pacific, notable new shows such as Wicked and The Book of Mormon continue to draw audiences to Broadway musicals. Today's Broadway shows dazzle with nonstop dancing, music, and energy, as seen in shows like Hairspray and Billy Elliott. The 2000s have also seen a large draw to musical comedies, including the dark satire of Urinetown, a show with an outrageous plot that kept audiences laughing in their seats. 

Though the decade has seen its fair share of criticism that the original musical is dead, Broadway shows are still enjoyed by many who delight in the dazzle of the lights. Broadway today attracts families to shows such as Seussical or Legally Blonde, but treasures such as The Color Purple and Next to Normal continue to keep the Broadway musical alive.

Cast your votes below for the greatest modern Broadway musicals and see where the musicals of the 2000s you think are the best rank.
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Hamilton is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Jacob De Geus added
2
276 101
Wicked is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Stephen Schwartz, Winnie Holzman
3
109 26
Dear Evan Hansen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
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4
215 97
Hairspray is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Scott Wittman, Marc Shaiman, Thomas Meehan
5
199 91
The Book of Mormon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Matt Stone, Trey Parker, Robert Lopez
6
140 56
In the Heights is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Lin-Manuel Miranda, Quiara Alegría Hudes
7
153 78
Legally Blonde: The Musical is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Heather Hach, Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin
8
78 27
Newsies is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Lol Hi added Alan Menken , Jack Feldman , Harvey Fierstein
9
154 89
Mamma Mia! is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Björn Ulvaeus, Catherine Johnson, Benny Andersson
10
113 58
Next to Normal is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey
11
138 80
Mary Poppins is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, George Stiles
12
107 58
Spring Awakening is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Steven Sater, Duncan Sheik
13
126 78
Avenue Q is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Jeff Marx, Jeff Whitty, Robert Lopez
14
67 28
The Phantom of the Opera is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
vidkx; added Charles Hart , Richard Stilgoe , Andrew Lloyd Webber
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48 15
Waitress is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
drberry2002 added
16
82 61
The Producers is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan
17
84 64
Jersey Boys is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Marshall Brickman, Rick Elice, Bob Crewe
18
36 15
Come from Away is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
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19
66 48
Thoroughly Modern Millie is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Jeanine Tesori, Richard Morris, Dick Scanlan
20
79 65
Billy Elliot the Musical is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Elton John, Lee Hall
21
84 73
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
22
74 64
Spamalot is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Neil Innes, John Du Prez, Eric Idle
23
51 48
The Color Purple is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Stephen Bray, Marsha Norman, Allee Willis
24
64 65
Seussical is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens
25
50 54
Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Broadway Musicals of the 2000s
Irving Berlin, Mel Brooks, Thomas Meehan