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Best of the Best: Picks the Top Five Shows of 2016

By   Posted 1.3.2017   Announcements, #BestofBroadway, #Broadway2016

2016 was a great year for theater, but these five shows came out on top. editors are privileged to see all the Great White Way has to offer each year, and it’s no easy task to choose five favorites among the new musicals, glittering revivals and extraordinary plays. After mulling it over together, we present to you’s top five shows of 2016.

Shows of Broadway 2016

Clockwise from top left: "Dear Evan Hansen," "American Psycho," "Falsettos," "Shuffle Along" and "The Humans."







5. American Psycho
With its brash '80s vibe and slick and sick anti-hero, American Psycho was a love-it-or-hate-it venture, but we loved it! The short-lived musical is our number five pick because, thanks to the electro score by Duncan Sheik, inventive choreography by Lynne Page and stunning directorial vision of Rupert Goold, it was one of the true artistic triumphs on Broadway this year. And as chilling Wall Street serial killer Patrick Bateman, the dashing Benjamin Walker was bloody… and bloody brilliant!

Click here for the full article originally published by the staff on December 28, 2016.