Longest Running Broadway Shows

September 25, 2009

The longest running Broadway show is still running: The Phantom of the Opera has been running since January 26, 1988 and has produced an incredible 9,003 shows. The second longest running show is Cats, at 7485 shows.

In addition to The Phantom of the Opera, playing at the Majestic Theatre, there are five other shows still playing that are in the top 50:

  • Chicago is #7 with 5332 shows
  • The Lion King is #9 with 4917 shows
  • Mamma Mia! is #13 with 3280 shows
  • Wicked is #22 with 2438 shows
  • Jersey Boys is #43 with 1595 shows

Jersey Boys will move up the list quickly, since it’s less than 300 shows away from #32.

Here’s a list of the longest running Broadway shows, and here’s a list of currently running Broadway shows.