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10 Broadway Shows That Kept the Magic of Live Theatre Going Strong in 2014

December 30th, 2014 by

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10 Broadway Shows That Kept the Magic of Live Theatre Going…

Who would we be if we didn’t compile a year-end list of our 10 favorite shows? Below, BroadwayBox remembers the plays and musicals that offered the most magical nights at the theater in 2014.

1. Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Three Hedwigs- Broadway

Photo by Joan Marcus

This revival tops our list because all three headliners have been beyond superb. It was consistently great. Neil, Andrew and Michael make this the number one show of the year.

2. The Bridges of Madison County

Bridges of Madison County

Photo by Joan Marcus

This underrated musical was so much more than just Jason Robert Brown’s Tony-winning score. It was first-rate Bart Sher and Kelli O’Hara & Steven Pasquale in career-defining performances.

3. Les Miserables

Les Miserables- Broadway- Best

Photo by Matthew Murphy

We may never see a better production of ‘Les Miz’ or a better ensemble to perform it. And let's be real: if Ramin Karimloo didn’t win a Tony playing Jean Valjean, no Jean Valjean ever will.

4. Cabaret (Starring Emma Stone)

Cabaret- Emma Stone- Review

No shade or disrespect, but Emma Stone is the Sally Bowles Broadway’s been waiting for. With her and Alan Cumming leading the company, ‘Cabaret’ is once again your must-see New York musical.

5. Act One

Act One- Santino- Andrea

Photo by Joan Marcus

Just try to say you didn’t cry when Andrea Martin was making her way to the balcony and Santino Fontana stops her so they could take their place in the orchestra. #AllCriedOut

6. On the Town

On the Town- Stars

Photo by Joan Marcus

The six stars of ‘On the Town’ elevate this revival from a ‘40s chestnut to one of 2014’s most-talked about and acclaimed musicals.

7. Disgraced

Disgraced- Broadway

Photo by Joan Marcus

This Pulitzer Prize winner is 90 jam-packed-minutes of jaw-dropping drama and we couldn’t get enough.

8. Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Curious Incident - Broadway

Photo by Joan Marcus

There’s a reason ‘Curious Incident’ is the most Olivier-winning play of all-time, because it’s just that good.

9. If/Then

If/Then- Broadway

Photo by Joan Marcus

‘If/Then’ just keeps getting better as time goes on. Each repeat visit brings something new to light, and any show that could do that consistently deserves to make the list…and the cast and the score are some of the best on B’way.

10. A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance- Broadway

Photo by Bridgette Lacombe

Head over to the Golden Theatre to see Actors (capital a) Acting (capital a)—it’s just remarkable to see these six work.

Off-Broadway shout-outs to the wonderful productions of The Fortress of Solitude, Sex with Strangers, Heathers, The City of Conversation and Every Brilliant Thing.