The 50 best plays and musicals from 1983 to 2008

By EW Staff
Updated June 18, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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1. Angels in America (1993-94)

2. Rent (1996)

4. Doubt (2004)

5. Jersey Boys (2005)

6. Fences (1987)

8. Avenue Q (2003)

10. The Producers (2001)

11. The Coast of Utopia (2006-07)

13. The Lion King (1997)

14. Frost/Nixon (2007)

15. Les Misérables (1987)

16. Wicked (2003)

20. Three Days of Rain (1997)

22. Into the Woods (1987)

23. M. Butterfly (1988)

25. Falsettos (1992)

26. Dinner With Friends (1999)

27. La Cage aux Folles (1983)

28. Speed-the-Plow (1988)

29. The Piano Lesson (1990)

30. City of Angels (1989)

31. Three Tall Women (1994)

32. Prelude to a Kiss (1990)

33. Hairspray (2002)

35. Stomp (1994)

37. This Is Our Youth (1996)

38. Noises Off (1983)

39. Grey Gardens (2006)

40. Fires in the Mirror (1992)

41. Cirque du Soleil: O (1998)

42. subUrbia (1994)

43. Spring Awakening (2006)

44. Wit (1998)

46. Rabbit Hole (2006)

47. Burn This (1987)

48. Fool for Love (1983)

49. Topdog/Underdog (2001)

50. Chess (1988)

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