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The Best Jukebox Musical Plays, Ranked

Updated May 21, 2018 2.1k votes 352 voters 9.2k views28 items

Are you a fan of jukebox musicals? Whether they focus on a band's biography or tell a story all their own, the best jukebox musicals inspire audiences to get up and dance along with the performers. And it's no wonder why - jukebox musical plays use already popular songs as their scores. This list includes some of the best Broadway jukebox musicals and musical biographies ever made.

You'll find all kinds of shows represented here. Take Rock of Ages, for instance - it celebrates glam music from the 1980s in all its glory. Before this musical became a movie, it was a huge hit on Broadway, with musical numbers including “Sister Christian,” “Here I Go Again,” and of course, “Don’t Stop Believin'.”

Other outstanding examples of the best jukebox musical plays include Jersey Boys, the 2005 musical that tells the story of the rise and fall of The Four Seasons, and Green Day's rock opera American Idiot. And of course, no list of great jukebox musicals would be complete without Mamma Mia! Featuring the music of ABBA, it's now one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history.

Vote for your favorite jukebox musicals, and add any great shows that are missing!

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    The Marvelous Wondrettes

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