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Top Shows of All Time
by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here are the Top 15 Longest-Running Broadway shows of all time, the number of performances, and the date the play closed.
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All-Time Top 15
Longest-Running Broadway Shows

Name of Play
# of
Performances
Date
Closed

The Fantasticks
(OFF Broadway - Sullivan Playhouse)

17,162
1-13-2002

1

Phantom of the Opera

12,935 +

Running

2

Chicago (1996 revival)

9,259

Running

3

The Lion King

8,864

Running

4

Cats

7,485
9-10-2000

5

Les Miserables

6,680
5-18-2003

6

Wicked

6,399

Running

7

A Chorus Line

6,137
4-28-1990

8

Oh, Calcutta!

5,959
8-06-1989

9

Mamma Mia!

5,758
9-12-2015

10

Beauty and the Beast

5,461
7-29-2007

11

Rent

5,123
9-07-2008

12

Jersey Boys

4,642
1-15-2017

13

Miss Saigon

4,092
1-28-2001

14

42nd Street

3,486
1-08-1989

15

Grease

3,388
4-13-1980

Source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_longest-running_Broadway_shows


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     2019 Broadway Shows

Name of Play
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Seating

Name of Theater

1

Kinky Boots

1,437

Al Hirshfeld Theater

2

Chicago

1,125

Ambassador Theater

3

True West

740

American Airlines Theater

4

Mean Girls

1,275

August Wilson Theatre

5

Network

1,018

Belasco Theater

6

The Ferryman

1,078

Bernard B. Jacobs (John Golden)

7

(empty)

785

Booth Theater

8

Anastasia

1,218

Broadhurst Theater

9

King Kong

1,752

Broadway Theater

10

Waitress

1,044

Brooks Atkinson Theater

11

The Prom

1,084

Cort Theater

12

The Band's Visit

1,096

Ethyl Barrymore

13

The Book of Mormon

1,108

Eugene O'Neill Theatre

14

Wicked

1,933

Gershwin Theater

15

(empty)
1,050

Hudson Theater

16

(empty)

1,421

Imperial Theater

17

(empty)

805

John Golden Theater

18

The Prom

1,096

Longacre Theater

19

(empty)

1,475

Lunt-Fontaine Theater

20

Be More Chill

943

Lyceum Theater

21

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

1,930

Lyric Theater (Hilton)

22

The Phantom of the Opera

1,655

Majestic Theater

23

(empty)

1,604

Marquis Theater

24

The Lion King

1,710

Minskoff Theater

25

Dear EvanHansen

1,010

Music Box Theater

26

Pretty Woman

1,203

Nederlander Theater

27

The Cher Show

1,297

Neil Simon Theater

28

Aladdin

1,801

New Amsterdam Theater

29

(empty)

1,743

Palace Theater

30

Hamilton

1,368

Richard Rogers Theater

31

Choir Boy

650

Samuel J, Friedman

32

Come from Away

1,079

Schoenfeld Theatre

33

1,521

Shubert Theater

34

Frozen

1,623

St. James Theater

35

Beautiful: The Carol King Musical

1,055

Stephen Sondheim

36

My Fair Lady

1,080

Vivian Beaumont Theater

37

(empty)

947

Walter Kerr Theatre

38

(empty)

1,498

Winter Garden Theater

30

160 - 450

50

210


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