Broadway Bound

Jan 18, 2020 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

With Garrett Stack

Since 1960 there have been roughly 5,000 productions mounted on Broadway that include plays, musicals and special events. On this edition of Broadway Bound we look at the musicals that rank in the top tier for longevity on Broadway. We start with the 121st longest running Broadway Production ever, Newsies, and end with the tenth longest running Broadway production ever, Beauty and the Beast. Since we feature musicals in the Top-10 often, we don't include them in our survey. (Phantom of the Opera ranks first and Chicago ranks second.)

The Longest Running Musicals in Broadway History - (2020 Update)


Broadway Bound
4:00 PM
Orchestra Overture
Anything Goes Ghostlight Records USSK31140101
4:03 PM
Newsies - Original Broadway Cast Seize the Day
Newsies Ghostlight Records USSK31222691
4:08 PM
Robert Klein They're Playing My Song (His)
They're Playing Our Song Universal Music Ireland Ltd. USUMC0400333
4:10 PM
Lucie Arnaz They're Playing Our Song (Hers) M Hamlisch/ C B Sager
They're Playing Our Song (Original Broadway Cast) Polygram/Casablanca
4:15 PM
Huey, Felicia and Company The Music Of My Soul
Memphis: A New Musical [Original Cast Recording] Rhino USDLR0900002
4:19 PM
Once Ensemble Gold (A Cappella)
Once: A New Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway USSM11200368
4:22 PM
William Daniels But, Mr. Adams
1776 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway USSM16901280
4:27 PM
1776 Ensemble Finale
1776 (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway USSM16901288
4:34 PM
Original Cast of Billy Elliot Once We Were Kings
Billy Elliot: The Original Cast Recording Universal Music Ireland Ltd. GBUM70500259
4:37 PM
Sydney Chaplin/Barbra Streisand You Are Woman
Funny Girl (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Classic Music International USXTN1047166
4:41 PM
Orchestra Overture
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Broadway GBHFE1204345
4:44 PM
Robert Morse How To
How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying RCA Victor USV110300299
4:45 PM
Robert Lindsay Love Makes The World Go Round
Me And My Girl Universal Music Ireland Ltd. USMC18622085
4:47 PM
Kurt Kasznar & Marion Marlowe How Can Love Survive?
The Sound of Music 1959 Original Broadway Cast - 50th Anniversary of the Film Masterworks Broadway CB2CY0933206
4:53 PM
Jennifer Holliday Steppin' To The Bad Side
Dreamgirls: Original Broadway Cast Album Universal Music Ireland Ltd. USGF18200704
4:56 PM
Christian Borle, Todd Ellison, Hank Azaria, David Hyde Pierce & Ensemble Monks Chant / He Is Not Dead Yet
Spamalot (Original Broadway Cast) Verve (Adult Contemporary) USUMC0500059
5:02 PM
Armelia McQueen;Nell Carter;Charlaine Woodard;Luther Henderson The Joint Is Jumpin' (1938) (From "Ain't Misbehavin'")
Aint Misbehavin' RCA Victor USBC10300403
5:04 PM
Stephanie Mills Soon As I Get Home Charlie Smalls
The Wiz (Original Broadway Cast) Atlantic
5:08 PM
Lynn Kellogg Easy to Be Hard McDermott/Rado/Ragni
Hair (Original Broadway Cast) RCA/Masterworks Broadway
5:10 PM
Ben Vereen Magic To Do
Broadway's Greatest Leading Men Universal Music Ireland Ltd. USUMC0000114
5:14 PM
Pattie Darcy James Pearl's a Singer J Leiber/M Stoller
Smokey Joe's Cafe (Original Broadway Cast) Atlantic Theater USV110300246
5:21 PM
Alan Cumming & John Benjamin Hickey Finale
Cabaret (New Broadway Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway USBC19801404
5:25 PM
Jessie Mueller (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
Beautiful - The Carole King Musical (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Ghostlight Records USSK31420972
5:27 PM
Nathan Lane The King of Broadway
Broadway Today Masterworks Broadway USSM10103206
5:33 PM
Billy Porter & Stark Sands Everybody Say Yeah
Kinky Boots (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway USSM11302343
5:38 PM
John Tartaglia & Rick Lyon If You Were Gay
Avenue Q (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway USV110300211
5:41 PM
Marissa Jaret Winokur & Matthew Morrison It Takes Two
Hairspray (Original Broadway Cast Recording) Masterworks Broadway USSM10209973
5:44 PM
Grease Broadway Cast Beauty School Dropout (Broadway/Original Cast Version/1972)
Grease - The Orignal Broadway Cast Album Universal Records USUM70505722
5:47 PM
Ruby Keeler 42nd Street
Triple Threat: Music / Film Stars, Vol. 2 Shami Media Group FR10S1464269
5:55 PM
Terrence Mann If I Can't Love Her
Beauty And The Beast: The Broadway Musical Parlophone Catalogue USWD10110077