Billy Elliot and South Pacific Top Entertainment Weekly's Best of 2008 Stage List

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The Broadway musical Billy Elliot has danced to the top of Entertainment Weekly magazine's list of "Best & Worst" of the stage in 2008.
Billy Elliot's Haydn Gwynne and Trent Kowalik; South Pacific's Kelli O'Hara
Billy Elliot's Haydn Gwynne and Trent Kowalik; South Pacific's Kelli O'Hara Photo by Carol Rosegg (<i>Billy</i>); Joan Marcus (<i>South</i>)

EW's stage editor Melissa Rose Bernardo's selections include shows from Broadway, Off-Broadway, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and one production from Massachussetts' Williamstown Theatre Festival. She also provides her five choices for "The Worst Shows of the Year."

Here are how the shows ranked:

Best:
1. Billy Elliot
2. South Pacific
3. Black Watch (BAM)
4. In the Heights
5. Happy Days (BAM)
6. Port Authority (Atlantic Theatre Company)
7. The Understudy (Williamstown Theatre Festival)
8. Next to Normal (Second Stage Theatre)
9. Rafta, Rafta... (The New Group)
10. What's That Smell: The Music of Jacob Sterling (Atlantic Theater Company)

Worst:
1. To Be or Not to Be
2. The Country Girl
3. Glory Days
4. Les Liaisons Dangereuses
5. Blasted

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