List of Broadway Musicals in Chronological Order

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List of Broadways musicals

TitleOpening
date
Closing
date
Awards
*1776*March 16, 1969February 13, 1972– 3 Tony Awards in 1969, including Best Musical
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1969
*42nd Street*August 25, 1980January 8, 1989– 2 Tony Awards in 1981, including Best Musical
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1981
*42nd Street* (2001 revival)May 2, 2001January 2, 2005– 2 Tony Awards in 2001, including Best Revival of a Musical
– A Drama Desk Award in 2001, Outstanding Revival of a Musical
*A Chorus Line*July 25, 1975April 28, 1990– 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
*Abie’s Irish Rose*May 23, 1922October 1, 1927 
*Aida*March 23, 2000September 5, 2004– 4 Tony Awards in 2000
– A Drama Desk Award in 2000
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2001
*Ain’t Misbehavin’*May 9, 1978February 21, 1982– 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
*Aladdin*March 20, 2014 – A Tony Award in 2014
– A Drama Desk Award in 2014
*Amadeus*December 17, 1980October 16, 1983– 5 Tony Awards in 1981, including Best Play
– 3 Drama Desk Awards in 1981, including Outstanding Play
*Angel Street*December 5, 1941December 30, 1944 
*Annie Get Your Gun*May 16, 1946February 12, 1949 
*Annie Get Your Gun* (1999 revival)March 4, 1999September 1, 2001– 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
*Annie*April 21, 1977January 2, 1983– 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
*Arsenic and Old Lace*January 10, 1941June 17, 1944 
*Avenue Q*July 31, 2003September 13, 2009– 3 Tony Awards in 2004, including Best Musical
*Barefoot in the Park*October 23, 1963June 25, 1967– A Tony Award in 1964
*Beatlemania*May 31, 1977October 17, 1979 
*Beautiful: The Carole King Musical*January 12, 2014October 27, 2019– 2 Tony Awards in 2014
– 3 Drama Desk Awards in 2014
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2015
*Beauty and the Beast*April 18, 1994July 29, 2007– A Tony Award in 1994
*Big River*April 25, 1985September 20, 1987– 7 Tony Awards in 1985, including Best Musical
– 7 Drama Desk Awards in 1985
*Billy Elliot the Musical*November 13, 2008January 8, 2012– 10 Tony Awards in 2009, including Best Musical
– 10 Drama Desk Awards in 2009, including Outstanding Musical
*Born Yesterday*February 4, 1946December 31, 1949 
*Brighton Beach Memoirs*March 27, 1983May 11, 1986– A Tony Award in 1983
*Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk*April 25, 1996January 10, 1999– 4 Tony Awards in 1996
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1996
*Butterflies Are Free*October 21, 1969July 2, 1972– A Tony Award in 1970
*Cabaret*November 20, 1966September 6, 1969– 8 Tony Awards in 1967, including Best Musical
– Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1968
*Cabaret* (1998 revival)March 19, 1998January 4, 2004– 4 Tony Awards in 1998, including Best Revival of a Musical
– 3 Drama Desk Awards in 1998, including Outstanding Revival of a Musical
*Cactus Flower*December 8, 1965November 23, 1968 
*Cats*October 7, 1982September 10, 2000– 7 Tony Awards in 1983, including Best Musical
– 3 Drama Desk Awards in 1983
– Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1984
*Chicago (1996 revival)*November 14, 1996 – 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
*Come from Away*March 12, 2017 – A Tony Award in 2017
– 3 Drama Desk Awards in 2017, including Outstanding Musical
*Contact*March 30, 2000September 1, 2002– 4 Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical
– 4 Drama Desk Awards in 2000, including Outstanding Musical
*Crazy for You*February 19, 1992January 7, 1996– 3 Tony Awards in 1992, including Best Musical
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1992, including Outstanding Musical
*Damn Yankees*May 5, 1955October 12, 1957– 7 Tony Awards in 1956, including Best Musical
*Dancin’*March 27, 1978June 27, 1982– 2 Tony Awards in 1978
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1978
*Dear Evan Hansen*December 4, 2016 – 6 Tony Awards in 2017, including Best Musical
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2018
*Deathtrap*February 26, 1978June 13, 1982 
*Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope*April 19, 1972October 27, 1974– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1972
– Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1973
*Dreamgirls*December 20, 1981August 11, 1985– 6 Tony Awards in 1982
– 4 Drama Desk Awards in 1982
– Grammy Award for Best Cast Show Album in 1983
*Equus*October 24, 1974October 2, 1977– 2 Tony Awards in 1975, including Best Play
– 4 Drama Desk Awards in 1975, including Outstanding Play
*Evita*September 25, 1979June 26, 1983– 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
*Fiddler on the Roof*September 22, 1964July 2, 1972– 9 Tony Awards in 1965, including Best Musical
– A Special Tony Award in 1972 for becoming Broadway’s longest-running
musical
*Fosse*January 14, 1999August 25, 2001– 3 Tony Awards in 1999, including Best Musical
– A Drama Desk Award in 1999
*Funny Girl*March 26, 1964July 1, 1967– Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1965
*Gemini*May 21, 1977September 6, 1981 
*Grand Hotel*November 12, 1989April 25, 1992– 5 Tony Awards in 1990
– 5 Drama Desk Awards in 1990
*Grease*February 14, 1972April 13, 1980– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1972
*Grease* (1994 revival)May 11, 1994January 25, 1998 
*Guys and Dolls*November 24, 1950November 28, 1953– 5 Tony Awards in 1951, including Best Musical
*Guys and Dolls* (1992 revival)April 14, 1992January 8, 1995– 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
*Hair*April 29, 1968July 1, 1972– A Drama Desk Award in 1968
– Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1969
*Hairspray*August 15, 2002January 4, 2009– 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
*Hamilton*August 6, 2015 – 11 Tony Awards in 2016, including Best Musical
– Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2016
*Harvey*November 1, 1944January 15, 1949 
*Hello, Dolly!*January 16, 1964December 27, 1970– 10 Tony Awards in 1964, including Best Musical
– A Drama Desk Award in 1970
*Hellzapoppin*September 22, 1938December 17, 1941 
*How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying*October 14, 1961March 6, 1965– 7 Tony Awards in 1962, including Best Musical
– Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1962
– Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Show Album in 1962
*In the Heights*March 9, 2008January 9, 2011– 4 Tony Awards in 2008, including Best Musical
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2009
*Jekyll & Hyde*April 28, 1997January 7, 2001– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1997
*Jersey Boys*November 6, 2005January 15, 2017– 4 Tony Awards in 2006, including Best Musical
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 2006
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2007
*Kinky Boots*April 4, 2013April 7, 2019– 6 Tony Awards in 2013, including Best Musical
– A Drama Desk Award in 2013
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2014
*Kiss Me, Kate*December 30, 1948July 28, 1951– 5 Tony Awards in 1949, including Best Musical
*La Cage aux Folles*August 21, 1983November 15, 1987– 6 Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical
– 3 Drama Desk Awards in 1984
*Les Misérables*March 12, 1987May 18, 2003– 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
*Les Misérables* (2014 revival)March 23, 2014September 4, 2016 
*Life With Father*November 8, 1939July 12, 1947 
*Lightnin’*August 26, 1918August 27, 1921 
*Mame*May 24, 1966January 3, 1970– 3 Tony Awards in 1966
– Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1967
*Mamma Mia!*October 18, 2001September 12, 2015 
*Man of La Mancha*November 22, 1965June 26, 1971– 5 Tony Awards in 1966, including Best Musical
*Mary Poppins*November 16, 2006March 3, 2013– A Tony Award in 2007
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 2007
*Mary, Mary*March 8, 1961December 12, 1964 
*Matilda the Musical*April 11, 2013January 1, 2017– 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
leading actresses
*Me and My Girl*August 10, 1986December 31, 1989– 3 Tony Awards in 1987
– 5 Drama Desk Awards in 1987
*Memphis*October 19, 2009August 5, 2012– 4 Tony Awards in 2010, including Best Musical
– 4 Drama Desk Awards in 2010, including Outstanding Musical
*Miss Saigon*April 11, 1991January 28, 2001– 3 Tony Awards in 1991
– 4 Drama Desk Awards in 1991
*Mister Roberts*February 18, 1948January 6, 1951– 5 Tony Awards in 1948, including Best Play
*Movin’ Out*October 24, 2002December 11, 2005– 2 Tony Awards in 2003
– A Drama Desk Award in 2003
*Mummenschanz*March 30, 1977April 20, 1980 
*My Fair Lady*March 15, 1956September 29, 1962– 6 Tony Awards in 1957, including Best Musical
*Never Too Late*November 27, 1962April 24, 1965 
*Newsies*March 29, 2012August 24, 2014– 2 Tony Awards in 2012
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 2012
*Oh! Calcutta!*June 17, 1969August 12, 1972 
*Oh! Calcutta!* (1976 revival)September 24, 1976August 6, 1989 
*Oklahoma!*March 31, 1943May 29, 1948– A Special Tony Award in 1993 for the show’s 50th anniversary
*Once*March 18, 2012January 4, 2015– 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
*Pins and Needles*November 27, 1937June 22, 1940 
*Pippin*October 23, 1972June 12, 1977– 5 Tony Awards in 1973
– 5 Drama Desk Awards in 1973
*Plaza Suite*February 14, 1968October 3, 1970– A Tony Award in 1968
*Promises, Promises*December 1, 1968January 1, 1972– 2 Tony Awards in 1969
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1969
– Grammy Award for Best Score From an Original Cast Show Album in 1970
*Rent*April 29, 1996September 7, 2008– 4 Tony Awards in 1996, including Best Musical
– 6 Drama Desk Awards in 1996, including Outstanding Musical
– Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1996
*Rock of Ages*April 7, 2009January 18, 2015 
*Same Time, Next Year*March 14, 1975September 3, 1978– A Tony Award in 1975
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1975, including Outstanding Play
*School of Rock*December 6, 2015January 20, 2019 
*Shenandoah*January 7, 1975August 7, 1977– 2 Tony Awards in 1975
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1975
*Sleuth*November 12, 1970October 13, 1973– A Tony Award in 1971, Best Play
*Smokey Joe’s Cafe*March 2, 1995January 16, 2000 
*South Pacific*April 7, 1949January 16, 1954– 10 Tony Awards in 1950, including Best Musical
– Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1950
*Spamalot*March 17, 2005January 11, 2009– 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
*Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark*June 14, 2011January 4, 2014 
*Sugar Babies*October 8, 1979August 28, 1982 
*The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee*May 2, 2005January 20, 2008– 2 Tony Awards in 2005
– 3 Drama Desk Awards in 2005
*The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas*June 19, 1978March 27, 1982– 2 Tony Awards in 1979
– 3 Drama Desk Awards in 1978
*The Book of Mormon*March 24, 2011 – 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
*The King and I*March 29, 1951March 20, 1954– 5 Tony Awards in 1952, including Best Musical
*The Lion King*November 13, 1997 – 6 Tony Awards in 1998, including Best Musical
– 8 Drama Desk Awards in 1998
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 1999
*The Magic Show*May 28, 1974December 31, 1978 
*The Music Man*December 19, 1957April 15, 1961– 6 Tony Awards in 1958, including Best Musical
– Grammy Award for Best Original Cast Album (Broadway or TV) in 1959
*The Pajama Game*May 13, 1954November 24, 1956– 3 Tony Awards in 1955, including Best Musical
*The Phantom of the Opera*January 26, 1988 – 7 Tony Awards in 1988, including Best Musical
– 7 Drama Desk Awards in 1988
*The Producers*April 19, 2001April 22, 2007– 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
*The Seven Year Itch*November 20, 1952August 13, 1955– A Tony Award in 1953
*The Sound of Music*November 16, 1959June 15, 1963– 5 Tony Awards in 1960, including Best Musical
– Grammy Award for Best Show Album (Original Cast) in 1961
*The Teahouse of the August Moon*October 15, 1953March 24, 1956– 3 Tony Awards in 1954, including Best Play
– Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1954
*The Voice of the Turtle*December 8, 1943January 3, 1948 
*The Wiz*January 5, 1975January 28, 1979– 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
*They’re Playing Our Song*February 11, 1979September 6, 1981 
*Tobacco Road*December 4, 1933May 31, 1941 
*Torch Song Trilogy*June 10, 1982May 19, 1985– 2 Tony Awards in 1983, including Best Play
– 2 Drama Desk Awards in 1983, including Outstanding Play
*Waitress*April 24, 2016January 5, 2020– A Drama Desk Award in 2016
*Wicked*October 30, 2003 – 3 Tony Awards in 2004
– 7 Drama Desk Awards in 2004, including Outstanding Musical
– Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album in 2005
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List of Broadway Musicals in Chronological Order

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