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From Waitress to Hamilton, check out the musical introductions to these Broadway shows.
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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