List of the longest-running Broadway shows

This is a list of the longest-running shows on Broadway with 1,000 or more performances.

List

Unless otherwise noted, the run count listed is for the original Broadway production of the show. M denotes a musical, P denotes a straight play, R denotes revue, D denotes a predominantly dance musical, and S denotes a special case. As of October 20, 2019. In situations where a production ran at multiple theatres, they are listed in order of most performances.

# Title Type Opening
date
Closing
date
Performances Awards Comment
1. The Phantom of the Opera M January 26, 1988 13,206[1] 7 Tony Awards in 1988, including Best Musical
7 Drama Desk Awards in 1988
Currently running at the Majestic Theatre
Broadway's longest-running show and musical
2. Chicago (1996 revival) M November 14, 1996 9,530[2] 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
Currently running at the Ambassador Theatre
Revival
Original production in 1975 (936 performances)
Broadway's longest-running revival
Longest running show to have premiered on Broadway
Broadway's longest running American show
3. The Lion King M November 13, 1997 9,138[3] 6 Tony Awards in 1998, including Best Musical
8 Drama Desk Awards in 1998
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1999
Currently running at the Minskoff Theatre
Longest-running Disney Theatrical Productions show
Highest-grossing Broadway show in history
4. Cats M October 7, 1982 September 10, 2000 7,485[4] 7 Tony Awards in 1983, including Best Musical
3 Drama Desk Awards in 1983
Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1984
Revival in 2016 (593 performances)
5. Les Misérables M March 12, 1987 May 18, 2003 6,680[5] 8 Tony Awards in 1987, including Best Musical
5 Drama Desk Awards in 1987, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Cast Show Album in 1988 and 1991
Revivals in 2006 (463 performances) and 2014 (1,024 performances)
6. Wicked M October 30, 2003 6,672[6] 3 Tony Awards in 2004
7 Drama Desk Awards in 2004, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2005
Currently running at the Gershwin Theatre
7. A Chorus Line M July 25, 1975 April 28, 1990 6,137[7] 9 Tony Awards in 1976, including Best Musical
5 Drama Desk Awards in 1976, including Outstanding Musical
A Special Tony Award in 1984 for becoming Broadway's longest-running musical
Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1976
Revival in 2006 (759 performances)
8. Oh! Calcutta! (1976 revival) R September 24, 1976 August 6, 1989 5,959[8] Revival
Original production in 1969 (1,314 performances)
First revival to match its original for 1000+ performances
Broadway's longest-running revue
9. Mamma Mia! M October 18, 2001 September 12, 2015 5,758[9] Longest-running "jukebox musical" on Broadway
10. Beauty and the Beast M April 18, 1994 July 29, 2007 5,461[10] A Tony Award in 1994
11. Rent M April 29, 1996 September 7, 2008 5,123[11] 4 Tony Awards in 1996, including Best Musical
6 Drama Desk Awards in 1996, including Outstanding Musical
Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996
12. Jersey Boys M November 6, 2005 January 15, 2017 4,642[12] 4 Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Musical
2 Drama Desk Awards in 2006
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2007
13. Miss Saigon M April 11, 1991 January 28, 2001 4,092[13] 3 Tony Awards in 1991
4 Drama Desk Awards in 1991
Revival in 2017 (340 performances)
14. The Book of Mormon M March 24, 2011 3,586[14] 9 Tony Awards in 2011, including Best Musical
5 Drama Desk Awards in 2011, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2012
Currently running at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre
15. 42nd Street M August 25, 1980 January 8, 1989 3,486[15] 2 Tony Awards in 1981, including Best Musical
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1981
Revival in 2001 (1,524 performances)
16. Grease M February 14, 1972 April 13, 1980 3,388[16] 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1972 Revivals in 1994 (1,505 performances) and 2007 (554 performances)
17. Fiddler on the Roof M September 22, 1964 July 2, 1972 3,242[17] 9 Tony Awards in 1965, including Best Musical
A Special Tony Award in 1972 for becoming Broadway's longest-running musical
Revivals in 1976 (167 performances), 1981 (53 performances), 1990, (241 performances), 2004 (781 performances), and 2015 (431 performances)
18. Life With Father P November 8, 1939 July 12, 1947 3,224[18] Broadway's longest-running straight play
19. Tobacco Road P December 4, 1933 May 31, 1941 3,182[19] Revivals in 1942 (34 performances), 1943 (66 performances), and 1950 (7 performances)
20. Hello, Dolly! M January 16, 1964 December 27, 1970 2,844[20] 10 Tony Awards in 1964, including Best Musical
A Drama Desk Award in 1970
Revivals in 1975 (42 performances), 1978 (147 performances), 1995 (116 performances), and 2017 (550 performances)
21. My Fair Lady M March 15, 1956 September 29, 1962 2,717[21] 6 Tony Awards in 1957, including Best Musical Revivals in 1976 (377 performances), 1981 (120 performances), 1993 (165 performances), and 2018 (509 performances)
22. Hairspray M August 15, 2002 January 4, 2009 2,642[22] 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
23. Mary Poppins M November 16, 2006 March 3, 2013 2,619[23] A Tony Award in 2007
2 Drama Desk Awards in 2007
24. Avenue Q M July 31, 2003 September 13, 2009 2,534[24] 3 Tony Awards in 2004, including Best Musical
25. Kinky Boots M April 4, 2013 April 7, 2019 2,505[25] 6 Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Musical
A Drama Desk Award in 2013
Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2014
26. The Producers M April 19, 2001 April 22, 2007 2,502[26] 12 Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Musical
11 Drama Desk Awards in 2001, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2002
Currently holds the record of Broadway production with the most Tony Award wins, winning 12.
27. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical M January 12, 2014 October 27, 2019 2,408[27] 2 Tony Awards in 2014
3 Drama Desk Awards in 2014
Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2015
Currently running at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre
28. Annie M April 21, 1977 January 2, 1983 2,377[28] 7 Tony Awards in 1977, including Best Musical
7 Drama Desk Awards in 1977, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1978
Revivals in 1997 (239 performances) and 2012 (487 performances)
Cabaret (1998 revival) M March 19, 1998 January 4, 2004 2,377[29] 4 Tony Awards in 1998, including Best Revival of a Musical
3 Drama Desk Awards in 1998, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Revival
Original production in 1966 (1,165 performances) and revivals in 1987 (261 performances) and 2014 (388 performances)
30. Aladdin M March 20, 2014 2,342[30] A Tony Award in 2014
A Drama Desk Award in 2014
Currently running at the New Amsterdam Theatre
31. Man of La Mancha M November 22, 1965 June 26, 1971 2,328[31] 5 Tony Awards in 1966, including Best Musical Revivals in 1972 (140 performances), 1977 (124 performances), 1992 (108 performances), and 2002 (304 performances)
Rock of Ages M April 7, 2009 January 18, 2015 2,328[32]
33. Abie's Irish Rose P May 23, 1922 October 1, 1927 2,327[33] Revivals in 1937 (46 performances) and 1954 (20 performances)
34. Oklahoma! M March 31, 1943 May 29, 1948 2,212[34] A Special Tony Award in 1993 for the show's 50th anniversary Revivals in 1951 (100 performances), 1953 (40 performances), 1979 (293 performances), 2002 (388 performances), and 2019 (224 performances, currently running at the Circle in the Square Theatre)
35. Smokey Joe's Cafe R March 2, 1995 January 16, 2000 2,036[35] Broadway's longest running original music revue. The longest running musical revue, Oh! Calcutta!, was a revival.
36. Pippin M October 23, 1972 June 12, 1977 1,944[36] 5 Tony Awards in 1973
5 Drama Desk Awards in 1973
Revival in 2013 (709 performances)
37. South Pacific M April 7, 1949 January 16, 1954 1,925[37] 10 Tony Awards in 1950, including Best Musical
Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950
Revivals in 1955 (15 performances) and 2008 (996 performances)

Held the record of Broadway production with the most Tony Award wins for 51 years with 10 wins, until it was surpassed by The Producers, which won 12.

38. The Magic Show M May 28, 1974 December 31, 1978 1,920[38]
39. Aida M March 23, 2000 September 5, 2004 1,852[39] 4 Tony Awards in 2000
A Drama Desk Award in 2000
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2001
40. Gemini P May 21, 1977 September 6, 1981 1,819[40]
41. Deathtrap P February 26, 1978 June 13, 1982 1,793[41]
42. Harvey P November 1, 1944 January 15, 1949 1,775[42] Revival in 1970 (79 performances) and 2012 (62 performances)
43. Dancin' D March 27, 1978 June 27, 1982 1,774[43] 2 Tony Awards in 1978
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1978
Broadway's longest-running dance musical
44. La Cage aux Folles M August 21, 1983 November 15, 1987 1,761[44] 6 Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical
3 Drama Desk Awards in 1984
Revivals in 2004 (229 performances) and 2010 (433 performances)
45. Hamilton M August 6, 2015 1,756[45] 11 Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Musical
Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016
Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016
Currently running at the Richard Rodgers Theatre
Hamilton currently holds the record for Most Tony Award nominations for a production with 16
46. Hair M April 29, 1968 July 1, 1972 1,750[46] A Drama Desk Award in 1968
Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1969
Revivals in 1977 (43 performances), 2004 (1 benefit performance), 2009 (519 performances), and 2011 (67 performances)
47. The Wiz M January 5, 1975 January 28, 1979 1,672[47] 7 Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Musical
5 Drama Desk Awards in 1975, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1976
Revival in 1984 (13 performances)
48. Born Yesterday P February 4, 1946 December 31, 1949 1,642[48] Revivals in 1989 (153 performances) and 2011 (73 performances)
49. Crazy for You M February 19, 1992 January 7, 1996 1,622[49] 3 Tony Awards in 1992, including Best Musical
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1992, including Outstanding Musical
50. Ain't Misbehavin' R May 9, 1978 February 21, 1982 1,604[50] 3 Tony Awards in 1978, including Best Musical
3 Drama Desk Awards in 1978, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1979
Revival in 1988 (176 performances)
51. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas M June 19, 1978 March 27, 1982 1,584[51] 2 Tony Awards in 1979
3 Drama Desk Awards in 1978
Revivals in 1982 (63 performances) and 2006 (1 benefit performance)
52. Spamalot M March 17, 2005 January 11, 2009 1,575[52] 3 Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Musical
3 Drama Desk Awards in 2005, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2006
53. Mary, Mary P March 8, 1961 December 12, 1964 1,572[53]
54. Evita M September 25, 1979 June 26, 1983 1,567[54] 7 Tony Awards in 1980, including Best Musical
6 Drama Desk Awards in 1980, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1981
Revival in 2012 (337 performances)
55. The Voice of the Turtle P December 8, 1943 January 3, 1948 1,557[55]
56. Matilda the Musical M April 11, 2013 January 1, 2017 1,554[56] 4 Tony Awards in 2013
5 Drama Desk Awards in 2013, including Outstanding Musical
A Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre in 2013 for the four original Matildas
57. Jekyll & Hyde M April 28, 1997 January 7, 2001 1,543[57] 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1997 Revival in 2013 (30 performances)
58. Barefoot in the Park P October 23, 1963 June 25, 1967 1,530[58] A Tony Award in 1964 Revival in 2006 (109 performances)
59. 42nd Street (2001 revival) M May 2, 2001 January 2, 2005 1,524[59] 2 Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Revival of a Musical
A Drama Desk Award in 2001, Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Revival
Original production in 1980 (3,486 performances)
60. Dreamgirls M December 20, 1981 August 11, 1985 1,521[60] 6 Tony Awards in 1982
4 Drama Desk Awards in 1982
Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1983
Revivals in 1987 (177 performances) and 2001 (1 benefit performance)
61. Mame M May 24, 1966 January 3, 1970 1,508[61] 3 Tony Awards in 1966
Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1967
Revival in 1983 (41 performances)
62. Grease (1994 revival) M May 11, 1994 January 25, 1998 1,505[62] Revival
Original production in 1972 (3,388 performances) and revival in 2007 (554 performances)
63. Waitress M April 24, 2016 January 5, 2020 1,456[63] A Drama Desk Award in 2016 Currently running at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre
64. Same Time, Next Year P March 14, 1975 September 3, 1978 1,453[64] A Tony Award in 1975
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1975, including Outstanding Play
65. Arsenic and Old Lace P January 10, 1941 June 17, 1944 1,444[65] Revival in 1986 (221 performances)
66. The Sound of Music M November 16, 1959 June 15, 1963 1,443[66] 5 Tony Awards in 1960, including Best Musical
Grammy Award for Best Show Album (Original Cast) in 1961
Revival in 1998 (533 performances)
67. Me and My Girl M August 10, 1986 December 31, 1989 1,420[67] 3 Tony Awards in 1987
5 Drama Desk Awards in 1987
68. How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying M October 14, 1961 March 6, 1965 1,417[68] 7 Tony Awards in 1962, including Best Musical
Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962
Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Show Album in 1962
Revivals in 1995 (548 performances) and 2011 (473 performances)
69. Hellzapoppin R September 22, 1938 December 17, 1941 1,404[69]
70. The Music Man M December 19, 1957 April 15, 1961 1,375[70] 6 Tony Awards in 1958, including Best Musical
Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album (Broadway or TV) in 1959
Revivals in 1980 (21 performances), 2000 (699 performances), and 2020
71. Funny Girl M March 26, 1964 July 1, 1967 1,348[71] Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1965 Revival in 2002 (1 benefit performance)
72. Mummenschanz S March 30, 1977 April 20, 1980 1,326[72] Broadway's longest-running special
73. Oh! Calcutta! R June 17, 1969 August 12, 1972 1,314[73] Original production
Revival in 1976 (5,959 performances)
74. Billy Elliot the Musical M November 13, 2008 January 8, 2012 1,312[74] 10 Tony Awards in 2009, including Best Musical
10 Drama Desk Awards in 2009, including Outstanding Musical
75. School of Rock M December 6, 2015 January 20, 2019 1,309[75]
76. Movin' Out D October 24, 2002 December 11, 2005 1,303[76] 2 Tony Awards in 2003
A Drama Desk Award in 2003
77. Brighton Beach Memoirs P March 27, 1983 May 11, 1986 1,299[77] A Tony Award in 1983 Revival in 2009 (9 performances)
78. Angel Street P December 5, 1941 December 30, 1944 1,295[78] Revivals in 1948 (14 performances) and 1975 (52 performances)
79. Lightnin' P August 26, 1918 August 27, 1921 1,291[79] First ever production with 1000+ performances
Revival in 1938 (54 performances)
80. Promises, Promises M December 1, 1968 January 1, 1972 1,281[80] 2 Tony Awards in 1969
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1969
Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1970
Revival in 2010 (289 performances)
81. The King and I M March 29, 1951 March 20, 1954 1,246[81] 5 Tony Awards in 1952, including Best Musical Revivals in 1977 (695 performances), 1985 (191 performances), 1996 (780 performances), and 2015 (499 performances)
82. Cactus Flower P December 8, 1965 November 23, 1968 1,234[82]
83. Sleuth P November 12, 1970 October 13, 1973 1,222[83] A Tony Award in 1971, Best Play
Torch Song Trilogy P June 10, 1982 May 19, 1985 1,222[84] 2 Tony Awards in 1983, including Best Play
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1983, including Outstanding Play
Revival in 2018 (77 performances)
85. 1776 M March 16, 1969 February 13, 1972 1,217[85] 3 Tony Awards in 1969, including Best Musical
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1969
Revival in 1997 (333 performances)
86. Equus P October 24, 1974 October 2, 1977 1,209[86] 2 Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Play
4 Drama Desk Awards in 1975, including Outstanding Play
Revival in 2008 (156 performances)
87. Sugar Babies R October 8, 1979 August 28, 1982 1,208[87]
88. Dear Evan Hansen M December 4, 2016 1,200[88] 6 Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2018
Currently running at the Music Box Theatre
Guys and Dolls M November 24, 1950 November 28, 1953 1,200[89] 5 Tony Awards in 1951, including Best Musical Revivals in 1955 (16 performances), 1965 (15 performances), 1976 (239 performances), 1992 (1,143 performances), and 2009 (121 performances)
90. In the Heights M March 30, 2008 January 9, 2011 1,184[90] 4 Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2009
91. Amadeus P December 17, 1980 October 16, 1983 1,181[91] 5 Tony Awards in 1981, including Best Play
3 Drama Desk Awards in 1981, including Outstanding Play
Revival in 1999 (173 performances)
92. Once M March 18, 2012 January 4, 2015 1,168[92] 8 Tony Awards in 2012, including Best Musical
4 Drama Desk Awards in 2012, including Outstanding Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2013
93. Cabaret M November 20, 1966 September 6, 1969 1,165[93] 8 Tony Awards in 1967, including Best Musical
Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1968
Revivals in 1987 (261 performances), 1998 (2,377 performances), and 2014 (388 performances)
Memphis M October 19, 2009 August 5, 2012 1,165[94] 4 Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Musical
4 Drama Desk Awards in 2010, including Outstanding Musical
95. Mister Roberts P February 18, 1948 January 6, 1951 1,157[95] 5 Tony Awards in 1948, including Best Play
96. Annie Get Your Gun M May 16, 1946 February 12, 1949 1,147[96] Revivals in 1966 (78 performances) and 1999 (1,045 performances)
Oldest 1000+ original to be joined by 1000+ revival
97. Guys and Dolls (1992 revival) M April 14, 1992 January 8, 1995 1,143[97] 4 Tony Awards in 1992, including Best Revival of a Musical
7 Drama Desk Awards in 1992, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1993
Revival
Original production in 1950 (1,200 performances) and revivals in 1955 (16 performances), 1965 (15 performances), 1976 (239 performances), and 2009 (121 performances)
98. The Seven Year Itch P November 20, 1952 August 13, 1955 1,141[98] A Tony Award in 1953
99. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee M May 2, 2005 January 20, 2008 1,136[99] 2 Tony Awards in 2005
3 Drama Desk Awards in 2005
100. Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk D April 25, 1996 January 10, 1999 1,135[100] 4 Tony Awards in 1996
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1996
101. Butterflies Are Free P October 21, 1969 July 2, 1972 1,128[101] A Tony Award in 1970
102. Pins and Needles R November 27, 1937 June 22, 1940 1,108[102]
103. Plaza Suite P February 14, 1968 October 3, 1970 1,097[103] A Tony Award in 1968 Revival in 2020
104. Fosse D January 14, 1999 August 25, 2001 1,093[104] 3 Tony Awards in 1999, including Best Musical
A Drama Desk Award in 1999
105. Come from Away M March 12, 2017 1,088[105] A Tony Award in 2017
3 Drama Desk Awards in 2017, including Outstanding Musical
Currently running at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre
106. They're Playing Our Song M February 11, 1979 September 6, 1981 1,082[106]
107. Kiss Me, Kate M December 30, 1948 July 28, 1951 1,077[107] 5 Tony Awards in 1949, including Best Musical Revivals in 1952 (8 performances), 1999 (881 performances), and 2019 (125 performances)
First show to win the Tony Award for Best Musical, among other Tony awards
108. Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark M June 14, 2011 January 4, 2014 1,066[108] Most expensive production in Broadway history
109. Don't Bother Me, I Can't Cope R April 19, 1972 October 27, 1974 1,065[109] 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1972
Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1973
110. The Pajama Game M May 13, 1954 November 24, 1956 1,063[110] 3 Tony Awards in 1955, including Best Musical Revivals in 1973 (65 performances) and 2006 (129 performances)
111. Shenandoah M January 7, 1975 August 7, 1977 1,050[111] 2 Tony Awards in 1975
2 Drama Desk Awards in 1975
Revival in 1989 (32 performances)
112. Annie Get Your Gun (1999 revival) M March 4, 1999 September 1, 2001 1,045[112] 2 Tony Awards in 1999, including Best Revival of a Musical
A Drama Desk Award in 1999
A Special Drama Desk Award in 2001 for Reba McEntire
Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2000
Revival
Original production in 1946 (1,147 performances) and revival in 1966 (78 performances)
113. The Teahouse of the August Moon P October 15, 1953 March 24, 1956 1,027[113] 3 Tony Awards in 1954, including Best Play
Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1954
114. Les Misérables (2014 revival) M March 23, 2014 September 4, 2016 1,024[114] Revival
Original production in 1987 (6,680 performances) and revival in 2006 (463 performances)
115. Damn Yankees M May 5, 1955 October 12, 1957 1,019[115] 7 Tony Awards in 1956, including Best Musical Revival in 1994 (533 performances)
116. Grand Hotel M November 12, 1989 April 25, 1992 1,017[116] 5 Tony Awards in 1990
5 Drama Desk Awards in 1990
117. Contact D March 30, 2000 September 1, 2002 1,010[117] 4 Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical
4 Drama Desk Awards in 2000, including Outstanding Musical
118. Never Too Late P November 27, 1962 April 24, 1965 1,007[118]
119. Beatlemania M May 31, 1977 October 17, 1979 1,006[119]
120. Big River M April 25, 1985 September 20, 1987 1,005[120] 7 Tony Awards in 1985, including Best Musical
7 Drama Desk Awards in 1985
Revival in 2003 (67 performances)
121. Newsies M March 29, 2012 August 24, 2014 1,004[121] 2 Tony Awards in 2012
2 Drama Desk Awards in 2012