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Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Musicals of All Time

See which classic Broadway shows beat out newcomer ‘Hamilton’

Original Cast Rent Perform Sing Dance Tony Awards 1996Original Cast Rent Perform Sing Dance Tony Awards 1996

The cast of 'Rent' on June 2nd, 1996 at the Tony Awards.

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Hamilton made history this year by receiving a grand total of 16 nominations for this year's Tony Awards – ultimately winning a total of 11, including Best Musical. The phenomenon is part of a long lineage of musical theater productions that capture the public's attention and reflects the culture surrounding it. Broadway combines the thrill of live music with the compelling storytelling and drama of watching a movie or TV show and, when done with incredible care and sensitivity, the combination of the two can lead to something transformative. In honor of this week's Tony Awards, we asked our readers to vote for the best musical of all time. Here are the results.

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