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Thursday, August 20, 2020

BEST OF THE DECADE: 15 Favorite Original Broadway Musicals

 
We are at last at the end of our Best of the Decade series, ending with our 15 Favorite Original Broadway Musicals. Looking over our list, it may be more notable for what is not on it, than for what isPopularity doesn't always equal quality. There are just four Tony-winning Best Musicals from the decade. Several are certified flops, a few are big, splashy shows; there are even a pair of jukebox musicals. It is interesting, too, the number of small-cast, intimate shows that made our final cut. What they all have in common is that they challenge our minds and expand what we think makes a musical a great one. They all find universal, human truths in extraordinary circumstances, and they all, in way or another, show us that people with whom we seem to have the least in common really are not that different from us at all.

Over the past ten seasons, we saw 78 original Broadway musicals. You may or may not agree with all of our choices - but we'd love to hear from you either way. Here they are, without comment, in alphabetical order:

Best of the Decade
Jeff and Mike's
15 Favorite Original Broadway Musicals



American Psycho
(2015-2016)



The Band's Visit
(2017-2018)



The Bridges of Madison County
(2013-2014)



Come From Away
(2016-2017)



Fun Home
(2014-2015)



Hadestown
(2018-2019)



Hands on a Hardbody
(2012-2013)



If/Then
(2013-2014)



Jagged Little Pill
(2019-2020)



Matilda: The Musical
(2012-2013)



Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
(2016-2017)



Once
(2011-2012)



Priscilla Queen of the Desert
(2010-2011)



The Scottsboro Boys
(2010-2011)



The Visit
(2014-2015)

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