How do you become one of the 50 Longest Running Broadway Shows?: A by the numbers infographic.

Over the course of this blog’s history, I’ve written about the Top 10 Longest Running Broadway Shows a few times.  First back in 2007 (!) when Miss Saigon was still in the Top 10 (it’s #12 now) and then again in 2012, when Chicago leaped four spots to number  four (it’s #2 now).

It was about time to do another update when I thought . . . I smell an infographic!  The previous blogs were mostly about how stars impacted long runners, but what if we dug a bit deeper into the DNA of these mega hits?  What more could we discover?  Have they all won Tonys?  When did they open?  And just who are the lucky ducks that produced them?

Is there anything Producers and Writers can do to stack the long-running odds in their favor?

Want all those answers and more?  Check out the infographic below.

And I wish you all one of these shows in your future.  (Heck, I’d take a half of one.)


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