Vote For The Best Musical Of The 80s!

So firstly, I won’t include other musicals because I don’t want a mass of notifications and if I include Broadway shows then I feel like I should include off-Broadway shows and there are so many of those I couldn’t decide which to include. Hope y’all understand! Anyway eligibility:

1. The musical is a winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical

2. The musical won that award during the 80s

#1 Les Miserables

Known to be one of the greatest musicals of all time, the songs have stayed in theatre hearts for decades and caused many years to flow!

373 points
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#2 The Phantom of the Opera

The longest running show in Broadway history is still going strong 30 years later and, be honest, you always become a master air organist!

241 points
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  1. Hands down, my favorite musical of all time. Nothing compares to the music, the story. Considering the fact it’s the longest running Broadway show in history many people feel the same way. It’s timeless.

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#3 La Cage aux Folles

Written by Tony winners Harvey Fierstein and Jerry Herman, this show has a powerful message with the anthem to go along with it!

40 points
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#4 Evita

An original musical based on a true story which gave Andrew Lloyd Webber, Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin their first out of many Tonys!

39 points
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#5 The Mystery if Edwin Drood

A British music hall jumps to Broadway with one of the greatest casts to ever appear on Broadway and one of the greatest endings ever (providing the end you voted for won)!

20 points
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#6 Big River

The musical adaptation of Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn", the show has catchy country and bluegrass tunes to keep you engaged!

-21 points
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#7 Jerome Robbins’ Broadway

You may not know who Jerome Robbins is but you definitely know his shows. A celebration of one person's success with shows such as West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof and Gypsy!

-41 points
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#8 42nd Street

Arguably the most "Broadway musical" of all Broadway musicals, the show has everything that you could think of: Sparkly outfits, catchy tunes and, of course, tap dancing!

-42 points
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#9 Nine

Try to not be mad that this show beat Dreamgirls because it is very well done with direction by Tommy Tune and a wonderful score by Maury Testing who would go on to write the musical Titanic!

-43 points
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#10 Cats

Say what you want about this show, it is still hard not to gasp at its overwhelming success and impact on Broadway and the theatre world!

-77 points
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