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People visiting New York make sure that Broadway is on their itinerary. No trip to New York is complete without taking in at least one show on Broadway. From their humble beginnings in the early 18th century, Broadway shows have reached such proportions today that there is simply no comparison. Broadway shows are the theatrical performances staged in the area known as the Theater District in midtown Manhattan, in and around the Times Square. Broadway theaters are not categorized based on their location, but on their seating capacity - more than 500 seats.

Over the years, Broadway has produced notable shows that are watched by people repeatedly. People coming to New York on a short trip, and would like to take in a show on Broadway, are interested in popular Broadway shows. Many popular shows have had long runs on Broadway, running for years at a stretch.

Longest Running Shows

A look at top four shows that have had long runs on Broadway:

The Phantom of the Opera - It previewed on January 9, 1988 and opened at the Majestic Theater on January 26, 1988. As of March 11, 2007, it has performed 7,973 times - and is still running strong. With its 7,486th performance on January 9, 2006, it surpassed Cats to become the longest running show in the history of Broadway.

Cats – This musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on T.S. Elliot’s “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” premiered on October 7, 1982 at the Winter Garden Theater. It opened with $6.2 million advance sales. By the time it performed its final performance – the 7485th - on September 10, 2000, it had grossed $380 million on Broadway.

Les Misérables - The original Broadway production opened on March 12, 1987, at the Broadway Theatre and went on to play a total of 6,680 performances, up until May 18, 2003, becoming the third longest show on Broadway to date. After a long innings of 16 years on Broadway earlier, Les Misérables has returned to Broadway for a special limited six-month period. It previewed on October 21, 2006 and opened on November 9, 2006 at the Broadhurst Theater.

A Chorus Line – This show had a 15-year continuous run on Broadway. It first previewed on April 16, 1975 at the Off-Broadway theater, The Public Theater (then known as the Estelle R. Newman Theater), and opened on May 21, 1975. It previewed at Broadway’s Shubert Theater on July 25, 1975 and opened on October 19, the same year. It became the longest running show in the history of Broadway, with its 3389th performance on September 29, 1983. It continued its excellent performances until it closed on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances.

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