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The 25 American Musicals That Are Often Overlooked

Here is a list of 25 American musicals that are often ignored, overlooked or have been forgotten.

Outstanding Musicals

1.   Guys & Dolls by Frank Loesser

2.   La Cage Aux Folles by Jerry Herman

3.   Annie by Charles Strouse & Martin Charnin

4.   Grand Hotel by Robert Wright, George Forrest & Maury Yeston

5.   Ragtime by Stephen Flaherty & Lynn Aherns

6.   Kiss of The Spider Woman – The Musical by John Kander & Fred Ebb

7. Me and My Girl by Noel Gay & Douglas Furber

8.   The Will Rogers Follies by Cy Coleman, Betty Comden & Adolph Green

9.   My One & Only by George & Ira Gershwin

10.  The Most Happy Fella by Frank Loesser

11. Cabaret by John Kander & Fred Ebb

12. George M! by George M. Cohan

13.  The Pajama Game by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

14.  Damn Yankees by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross

15.  Irma La Douce by Marguerite Monnot, Julian More, David Heneker  & Monty Norman

16.  Man of La Mancha by Mitch Leigh & Joe Darion

17. Mame by Jerry Herman

18.  Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter

19.  Chicago by John Kinder & Fred Ebb

20.  A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Arthur Schwartz & Dorothy Fields

21. The Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes

22.  I Do! I Do! by Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones

23.  1776 by Sherman Edwards & Peter Stone

24.  Into The Woods by Stephen Sondheim

25.  Miss Saigon by Claude-Michel Schonberg, Richard Maltby, Jr. & Alain Boublil

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