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The Most Successful and Longest Running Broadway Show

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Seeing a Broadway Show is an activity a tourist must experience while visiting the city of new York. Producers of musicals or stage play casts well-know actors to attract audience and ensure the success of the production.Based on Broadway records musicals seems to run longer in the theaters compared to straight stage plays. The success of a show depends on how long it runs in the theater. What do you think is the most successful and longest running show in the history of Broadway?

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The Phantom of Opera Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 7,486 Winner of seven Tony Awards in 1988 The Phantom of the Opera is a timeless story of seduction and despair and considered the World's Most Haunting Love Story. Directed by Hal Price and Music by Andre Lloyd Webber
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The musical also won 7 Drama Desk Awards in 1988
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Cats Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 7,485; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Directed by Trevor Nunn Awards-Laurence Olivier Award for Best Musical Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Original Score,Best Featured Actress - Betty Buckley,Best Costume Design,Best Lighting Design Best Direction,
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Other awards include: 3 Drama Desk Awards in 1983 Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1984
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Les Miserables Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 7,176 Music by- Claude-Michel Schönberg; Directors- Trevor Nunn and John Caird; Awards- 1987 Tony Awards for Best Musical,Best Book of a Musical,Best Original Score,Best Featured Actor in a Musical - Michael Maguire, Best Featured Actress in a Musical - Frances Ruffelle, Best Scenic Design, Best Lighting Design, Best Direction of a Musical
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Other awards: 5 Drama Desk Awards in 1987, including Outstanding Musical Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Show Album in 1988 Musical was revived in 2006
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A Chorus Line Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 6,137 Music by- Marvin Hamlisch Director- Michael Bennett Awards- 1976 Tony Awards Tony Award for Best Musical (Joseph Papp) Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Michael Bennett) Tony Award for Best Book of a Musical (James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante) Tony Award for Best Original Score (Marvin Hamlisch, Edward Kleban) Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Donna McKechnie) Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Sammy Williams) Tony Award for Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Kelly Bishop) Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Musical (Tharon Musser) Tony Award for Best Choreography (Michael Bennett, Bob Avian)
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Oh! Calcutta! Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 5,959 Music by- Peter Schickele, Robert Dennis and Stanley Walden Director-Jacques Levy
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Chicago Report Abuse
Number of Performance- 5,868 Music by- John Kander Directed by Rob Marshall Awards- 6 Tony Awards in 1997, including Best Revival of a Musical 6 Drama Desk Awards in 1997, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1998
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Beauty and the Beast Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 5,464 still running Music- Alan Menken Director- Robert Jess Roth
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The Lion King Report Abuse
Number of Performaces - 5,453 currently running Awards- 6 Tony Awards in 1998, including Best Musical 8 Drama Desk Awards in 1998 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1999 Music by Elton John Directed by- Julie Taymor
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Miss Saigon Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 4,092 Music by- Claude-Michel Schönberg Director- Nicholas Hytner Awards- 1991 Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical (Jonathan Pryce), Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical (Lea Salonga), Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical (Hinton Battle
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Rent Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 5,123 Music- Jonathan Larson Awards- 4 Tony Awards in 1996, including Best Musical 6 Drama Desk Awards in 1996, including Outstanding Musical Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1996
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Wicked Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 2,974 still running Awards- 3 Tony Awards in 2004 7 Drama Desk Awards in 2004, including Outstanding Musical Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2005
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Mama Mia! Report Abuse
Number of Performaces- 3,816 Currently Running
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42nd Street Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 3,486 Awards-2 Tony Awards in 1981, including Best Musical 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1981
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Fiddler on the Roof Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 3,242 Awards- 9 Tony Awards in 1965, including Best Musical A Special Tony Award in 1972 for becoming Broadway's longest-running musical
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Grease Report Abuse
Number of Performaces- 3,388 Recipient of 2 Drama Desk Awards
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Tobacco Road Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 3,182
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My Fair Lady Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 2,717 Recipient of 6 Tony Awards
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Hello, Dolly! Report Abuse
Number of Performances- 2844 Awards-10 Tony Awards in 1964, including Best Musical A Drama Desk Award in 1970
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Life with Father Report Abuse
Number of Performances-3,224
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Hairspray Report Abuse
Number of Performances-2,642 Awards- 8 Tony Awards in 2003, including Best Musical 10 Drama Desk Awards in 2003, including Outstanding Musical Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2003
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