This list of George Abbott musicals is impressive, and for good reason. During his over 70 years in theater, Abbott directed, wrote, and produced some of the most memorable hits ever to grace the Great White Way. He earned, and deserved, the nickname “Mr. Broadway.”
George Abbott musicals are among the most storied to ever hit the stage. His career was so long in American theater that he lived to see multiple revivals of shows he’d either written, directed, or produced. In 1986, Damn Yankees enjoyed a revival, and 99-year-old Abbott revised and directed it. What are the best George Abbott musicals or plays ever made? The aforementioned Damn Yankees certainly would be a contender, as would The Pajama Game, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, On the Town, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The caliber of musicals by George Abbott are simply in another stratosphere.
During his lifetime, George Abbott had a hand in over 100 Broadway productions. Many of them were musicals, and some of the top George Abbott musicals and plays are listed here. Now, it’s your turn to decide: What was his greatest work of all? Vote for all of your favorites, and let’s see what everyone thinks!