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Longest Broadway Runs


This list features the top 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 8,575
2. Cats 10/82–9/2000 7,485
3. Les Misérables  3/87–5/2003 6,680
4. A Chorus Line 7/75–4/90 6,137
5. Oh! Calcutta! (revival) 9/76–8/89 5,959
6. Beauty and the Beast  4/94–7/2007 5,461
7. Rent 4/96–9/2008 5,124
8. Chicago (revival) 11/96–present 4,892
9. The Lion King 11/97–present 4,524
10. Miss Saigon 4/91–1/2001 4,097
11. 42nd Street 8/80–1/89 3,486
12. Grease 2/72–4/80 3,388
13. Fiddler on the Roof 9/64–7/72 3,242
14. Life with Father 11/39–7/47 3,224
15. Tobacco Road 12/33–5/41 3,182
16. Hello, Dolly! 1/64–12/70 2,844
17. Mamma Mia! 10/2001–present 2,862
18. My Fair Lady 3/56–9/62 2,717
19. The Producers 4/2001–4/2007 2,502
20. Hairspray 8/02–present 2,497
21. Annie 4/77–1/83 2,377
22. Cabaret (revival) 3/98–1/2004 2,377
23. Man of La Mancha 11/65–6/71 2,328
24. Abie's Irish Rose 5/22-10/27 2,327
25. Oklahoma! 3/43–5/48 2,212
1. As of 9/08/2008.
Source: League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc.

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