Top 10 Broadway MusicalsThese are some of the most influential, award-winning, longest running and critically and commercially successful musical theatrical productions in history. Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’re counting down our picks for the top 10 Broadway musicals of all time.
#10 – “Wicked”Based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel, this musical tells the untold story of the witches of Oz. With friendship as its main theme, “Wicked” is a truly magical and emotional experience that will charm you whether or not you’re a fan of “The Wizard of Oz” film. And with its spectacular costumes, extravagant tunes and intricate effects, there’s no question why the Tony award-winning production continues to rack up box office records worldwide.
#9 – “The Producers”Adapted from the 1968 Mel Brooks film, “The Producers” so successfully melded humor and music that it won a history-making twelve Tony Awards in 2001. With energetic performances and many laugh-out-loud moments, plus an original cast that included Matthew Broderick and Nathan Lane, it remains true to the spirit of classic Broadway shows with its clever musical numbers, perfectly timed choreography and attention-grabbing characters.
#8 – “Rent”The Pulitzer Prize-winning “Rent” is considered a landmark musical due to its account of starving artists trying to remain positive while living with HIV/AIDS. Based on the Puccini opera “La Bohème, ” the show changed musicals forever with its controversial themes, multiracial cast and discounted ticket options. Loved by critics and RENT-heads alike, the rock musical continues to move people years after its Broadway debut.
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