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Longest Running Plays on Broadway

Being on Broadway is an opportunity of a lifetime. Not all plays get a chance to be performed on such a big stage. If you have gained a date before on dating sites in Nederland like ematching, then you know the feeling of being chosen as an act on Broadway.

One of the tell-tale signs that what you have is a great play is if gains a slot on Broadway over and over again. Production companies still invest in your play. And the audience comes back to see you every time your play is on Broadway. As the theater company earns more, so do your cast and your theater company.

What are the longest running plays on Broadway?

The Phantom of the Opera

maskThe first showing of the Phantom of the Opera was in 1988. This is based on a French novel created by Gaston Leroux. It is the story of a musical genius who lived beneath the Paris Opera House. This genius heard the voice of an opera singer and became obsessed with her. It even led the Phantom of the Opera to help her get the part of the show. But eventually, the woman fell in love with someone else making the Phantom very angry with her.

In the end, the Phantom realized that he cannot make her fall in love with him forcefully. He eventually let her go as he disappears back to his lair.
The Phantom of the Opera has over 13,000 appearances on Broadway.


Most people would recognize Chicago as a movie starring Renee Zellweger, Richard Gere, and Catherine Zeta-Jones. But originally, it was based on a play of the same name that talks about the criminals at the time when Chicago was the place for jazz and entertainment. The Chicago play is revived in 1996 on Broadway. It has over 9,000 appearances and with over 6 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical.


Lion King

The third longest running play on Broadway is Lion King. This is based on the animated movie of the same name released in 1994 by Walt Disney Studios. The play has over 8,000 appearances and Tony Awards which include the Best Musical.