Theatres have been popular since the 19th century. Even now, people enjoy the happy vibe of the Broadway shows. Every year new shows are produced, but not all can win the hearts of the audiences. Some shows are timeless and have been running for many years. Here are the top Broadway shows of all time.
The Phantom of the Opera
It is produced based on the classic novel by Gaston Leroux. The first show was in 1988. Till now it has been staged more than 11,000 times. The songs were written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and are simply awesome. It won various awards. It is still running and entertaining both residents of New York and the visitors.
It was first shown in 1975. Till now there have been more than 1,000 performances. Though it has received mixed reviews, it is still one of the best Broadway shows of all time. It won various awards.
The Lion King
It is an adaptation of the Disney animated film. The music was by Elton John and it instantly captured the hearts of thousands of audiences. The costume designs are great. It first appeared in 1997. There have been nearly 8,000 performances and it’s still running. So, if you are in New York don’t miss this show.
There are many other Broadway shows like ‘Les Miserable’s’, ‘Mamma Mia’, ‘Cats’, etc. that are also extremely popular. In fact, there are so many long-running shows that it’s difficult to make a list of the top ones.
These shows just mentioned are not only running for many years but have also earned well in the box office. These shows have great reviews and people still enjoy watching these shows for the amazing story, songs, costume, and performances.