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Longest Broadway Runs


Find the 25 longest running Broadway plays, including show dates and number of performances, according to the League of American Theatres and Producers.

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Show Dates Performances1
1. The Phantom of the Opera 1/88–present 11,367
2. Chicago (revival) 11/96–present 7,693
3. Cats 10/82–9/2000 7,485
4. The Lion King 11/97–present 7,288
5. Les Misérables  3/87–5/2003 6,680
6. A Chorus Line 7/75–4/90 6,137
7. Oh! Calcutta! (revival) 9/76–8/89 5,959
8. Mamma Mia! 10/2001–9/2015 5,630
9. Beauty and the Beast  4/94–7/2007 5,461
10. Rent 4/96–9/2008 5,124
11. Wicked 10/2003–present 4,819
12. Miss Saigon 4/91–1/2001 4,092
13. Jersey Boys 11/2005–present 3,956
14. 42nd Street 8/80–1/89 3,486
15. Grease 2/72–4/80 3,388
16. Fiddler on the Roof 9/64–7/72 3,242
17. Life with Father 11/39–7/47 3,224
18. Tobacco Road 12/33–5/41 3,182
19. Hello, Dolly! 1/64–12/70 2,844
20. My Fair Lady 3/56–9/62 2,717
21. Hairspray 8/02–present 2,642
22. Mary Poppins 11/2006–3/2013 2,619
23. Avenue Q 7/2003–9/2009 2,534
24. The Producers 4/2001–4/2007 2,502
25. Cabaret (revival) 3/98–1/2004 2,377
1. As of 5/24/2015.
Source: League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.

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