Broadway – Longest Running Broadway Shows

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Rank Title Type Starting Date Ending Date Performances
1 The Phantom of the Opera Musical January 26, 1988 Ongoing 11,998
2 Chicago Musical November 14, 1996 Ongoing 8,323
3 The Lion King Musical November 13, 1997 Ongoing 7,922
4 Cats Musical October 7, 1982 September 10, 2000 7,485
5 Les Misérables Musical March 12, 1987 May 18, 2003 6,680
6 A Chorus Line Musical July 25, 1975 April 28, 1990 6,137
7 Oh! Calcutta! Revue September 24, 1976 August 6, 1989 5,959
8 Mamma Mia! Musical October 18, 2001 September 12, 2015 5,758
9 Beauty and the Beast Musical April 18, 1994 July 29, 2007 5,461
10 Wicked Musical October 30, 2003 Ongoing 5,455
11 Rent Musical April 29, 1996 September 7, 2008 5,123
12 Jersey Boys Musical November 6, 2005 January 15, 2017 4,586
13 Miss Saigon Musical April 11, 1991 January 28, 2001 4,092
14 42nd Street Musical August 25, 1980 January 8, 1989 3,486
15 Grease Musical February 14, 1972 April 13, 1980 3,388
16 Fiddler on the Roof Musical September 22, 1964 July 2, 1972 3,242
17 Life With Father Play November 8, 1939 July 12, 1947 3,224
18 Tobacco Road Play December 4, 1933 May 31, 1941 3,182
19 Hello, Dolly! Musical January 16, 1964 December 27, 1970 2,844
20 My Fair Lady Musical March 15, 1956 September 29, 1962 2,717
21 Hairspray Musical August 16, 2002 January 4, 2009 2,642
22 Mary Poppins Musical November 16, 2006 March 3, 2013 2,619
23 Avenue Q Musical July 31, 2003 September 13, 2009 2,534
24 The Producers Musical April 19, 2001 April 22, 2007 2,502
25 The Book of Mormon Musical March 24, 2011 Ongoing 2,378
26 Annie Musical April 21, 1977 January 2, 1983 2,377
26 Cabaret Musical March 19, 1998 January 4, 2004 2,377
28 Man of La Mancha Musical November 22, 1965 June 26, 1971 2,328
28 Rock of Ages Musical April 7, 2009 January 18, 2015 2,328
30 Abie's Irish Rose Play May 23, 1922 October 1, 1927 2,327
31 Oklahoma! Musical March 31, 1943 May 29, 1948 2,212
32 Smokey Joe's Cafe Revue March 2, 1995 January 16, 2000 2,036
33 Pippin Musical October 23, 1972 June 12, 1977 1,944
34 South Pacific Musical April 7, 1949 January 16, 1954 1,925
35 The Magic Show Musical May 28, 1974 December 31, 1978 1,920
36 Aida Musical March 23, 2000 September 5, 2004 1,852
37 Gemini Play May 21, 1977 September 6, 1981 1,819
38 Deathtrap Play February 26, 1978 June 13, 1982 1,793
39 Harvey Play November 1, 1944 January 15, 1949 1,775
40 Dancin' Dance March 27, 1978 June 27, 1982 1,774
41 La Cage aux Folles Musical August 21, 1983 November 15, 1987 1,761
42 Hair Musical April 29, 1968 July 1, 1972 1,750
43 The Wiz Musical January 5, 1975 January 28, 1979 1,672
44 Born Yesterday Play February 4, 1946 December 31, 1949 1,642
45 Crazy for You Musical February 19, 1992 January 7, 1996 1,622
46 Ain't Misbehavin' Revue May 9, 1978 February 21, 1982 1,604
47 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Musical June 19, 1978 March 27, 1982 1,584
48 Spamalot Musical March 17, 2005 January 11, 2009 1,575
49 Mary, Mary Play March 8, 1961 December 12, 1964 1,572
50 Evita Musical September 25, 1979 June 26, 1983 1,567
Updated: December 03, 2016
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