Broadway Show Tickets New York - The Longest Running Productions

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Theater enthusiasts, of course, can see theater shows and musicals all over the United States, but there is nothing that can beat, or even equal, the total experience of the New York theater scene. The commotion and chaos on Broadway and the streets crossing this great avenue, the pre-theater dining experience, the show itself, the after show walk down the famous Great White Way, and the post show drinks or supper, cannot be duplicated and experienced anywhere else. Some great shows are open ended whereas some last a very short time. There have been many Broadway shows that have lasted for years together.

Such great shows have left a mark on the theatrical history of Broadway.

The Longest Currently Running Shows

A look at three longest currently running shows in New York, as on March 4, 2007:

The Phantom of the Opera – This show has completed 7,965 performances, and with its 7,486th performance on January 9, 2006, it surpassed Cats to become the longest running show in the history of Broadway. It is still more than 2650 performances ahead of the next longest currently running show. The Phantom of the Opera has performed in more than a hundred cities in over 22 countries, and has been seen by more than 100 million people, grossing over US $3.3 billion. On Broadway alone, this fantastic musical has grossed over $600 million, with more than 11 million people attending its performances - making it the most financially successful show in the history of Broadway!

Beauty and the Beast – This show has completed 5,297 performances, and is the second longest currently running show. This is another great musical from the stables of Disney, based on the timeless story passed down from generations to generations. It is a lavish musical adaptation of the Walt Disney’s 1991 animated film by the same name. This popular musical debuted by previewing at the Palace Theater on March 9,1994 and premiering on April 18, 1994. It began its performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 12, 1999, and has been running there ever since.

Rent – This show has completed 4,529 performances. It is another of those many shows that has completed more than 10 years of continuous run. Rent debuted in New York City at the New York Theater Workshop on February 13, 1996, previewed at the Nederlander Theater on April 16, 1996, and opened on April 29, 1996. Based on Puccini’s La Bohème, Rent is a Pulitzer Prize and Tony Awards winner. It is credited with making the musicals popular with the younger generation. One of the first musicals to feature gay, bisexual, lesbian and transgender characters, Rent also brought in ethnically diverse cast, including racial minorities, in its leading roles.

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Show Tickets New York

The above shows have been running for a long time, and still the Broadway show tickets New York for these, and other popular shows, are not easy to lay your hands on.

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