With so many exciting musicals opening on Broadway, we couldn’t help but notice the abundance of well-danced showstoppers currently on the boards. We narrowed all of them down to our favorite 10 best dance numbers and asked fans to pick just one. It was a tough choice, but the results are in. Scroll below to see which three musicals came out on top.
1. Cinderella, “Waltz for a Ball” – 31%
One of the most iconic scenes in the classic musical Cinderella is the grand ball during which Ella finally meets then dances with her Prince. The two lock eyes across a crowded room and fall in love in a mere 10 minutes. In the current Broadway production, “Waltz for a Ball” includes a majestic dance sequence beautifully choreographed by Josh Rhodes, and with 31% of your votes, it tops the list as the best dance number on Broadway.
2. Newsies, “King of New York” – 22%
Christopher Gattelli won a 2012 Tony Award for his acrobatic and, at times, jaw-dropping choreography for the Disney musical Newsies. The show’s second act opens with the one of Broadway’s ultimate showstoppers, a newsboy-filled tap number titled “King of New York.” Lead by the musical’s leading lady Kara Lindsay and featuring the entire male ensemble, “King of New York” slays audiences and leaves ‘em smiling until curtain call.
3. Kinky Boots, “Everybody Say Yeah” – 21%
Yeah Kinky Boots! The recently opened musical, featuring the music of Grammy winner Cyndi Lauper and the choreography of Tony winner Jerry Mitchell, finishes its first act with an eye-popping number. In “Everybody Say Yeah,” stars Billy Porter, Stark Sands and Annaleigh Ashford join the Kinky Boots Angels and Prince & Sons factory workers for a fast-paced dance sequence on sliding conveyer belts. It’s something you have to see to believe.
Click below to see a bit of the winning dance number, “Waltz for a Ball,” on The Late Show.