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From Waitress to Hamilton, check out the musical introductions to these Broadway shows.
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Keala Settle, Jessie Mueller and Kimiko Glenn in Waitress Joan Marcus

The lights go down, the curtain goes up, and suddenly an audience is plunged into the world of a show. On Broadway, an opening number is more than just the first song of a production—it’s a introduction, almost like a musical mission statement of the story, style, and tone of the journey ahead.

From Waitress to Hamilton, revisit these Broadway opening numbers and share your favorite musical introductions.

Opening Up: Revisit These 39 Broadway Opening Numbers

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