The Broadway Musical Quiz Book

The Broadway Musical Quiz Book


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(Applause Books). The Broadway Musical Quiz Book includes nearly 80 quizzes on every aspect of the Broadway musical, including sections devoted to the careers of major Broadway stars, songwriters, directors, and producers, ranging from Ethel Merman to Stephen Sondheim. It also features thematic quizzes such as musicals set in France, adaptations from literature, food and drink, British shows, references to sports, biographical shows, and jukebox musicals and quizzes covering each decade from 1900 to the present. With over 700 shows mentioned, and over 1200 questions, The Broadway Musical Quiz Book is detailed and thorough: the answer section doesn't merely list the answers, it provides further information on the quizzes' subjects (and often on wrong answers, too!). The Broadway Musical Quiz Book is more than just a compendium of trivia; it's a anecdotal history of musical theatre, with something for everyone who loves The Great White Way!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781423492757
Publisher: Applause
Publication date: 08/01/2010
Series: Applause Books Series
Pages: 268
Sales rank: 111,546
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Peter Filichia xi

Preface: Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome xiii


Setting 1

Ah, Paris!-Musicals Set in France 1

How Are Things in Glocca Morra?-Imaginary Places 4

Large, Monopolizing Corporations-Workplaces 5

Typically English-British Shows 5

Groundhog! Groundhog!-Colleges 9

Be Italian-Musicals Set in Italy 10

The Only Lobby I Know Is the Martin Beck-Theatres 11

On the Street Where You Live-Addresses 12

Time 13

The 1900s 13

The 1910s 16

The 1920s 19

The 1930s 22

The 1940s 25

The 1950s 28

The 1960s 31

The 1970s 34

The 1980s 37

The 1990s 40

The 2000s 44

Act 1

Scene 1 49

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II 49

Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick 51

Frank Loesser and Burton Lane 55

Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty 57

Leonard Bernstein and Marc Blitzstein 61

Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe 64

George and Ira Gershwin 68

Charles Strouse and Lee Adams 71

Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones 74

John Kander and Fred Ebb 76

Betty Comden and Adolph Green 78

Richard Rodger and Lorenz Hart 80

Scene 2 83

Jerry Herman 83

Kurt Weill 86

Cole Porter 88

Stephen Sondheim 91

Irving Berlin 97

Cy Coleman 100

Andrew Lloyd Webber 103

William Finn 106

Jerome Kern 109

Jule Styne 111

Noel Coward 114

Stephen Schwartz 118

Harold Arlen 121

Scene 3 123

Go into Your Dance-Choreographers 123

Backstage Babble-Stagecrew 124

Ensemble Number-Supporting Characters 124

Ethel Merman 125

David Merrick 129

Carol Channing and Jerry Orbach 131

Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon 134

Alfred Drake 137

Mary Martin 140

Patti LuPone 143

George Abbott 146

Barbara Cook 148

Harold Prince 150

Intermission 155

Food, Glorious Food 155

Cherry Pies Ought to Be You-Baked Goods 157

Dark, Secluded Places-Nightclubs and Bars 158

Make It Another Old-Fashioned, Please-Booze 159

1776 Mini-Quiz 160

A Chorus Line Mini-Quiz 161

Nine Mini-Quiz 161

Act 2

Scene 1 163

Something to Do with Spring 163

Summertime 164

Shall We All Meet in the Autumn? 166

Merry Christmas, Maggie Thatcher l68

The Show Must Go On-Shows Within Shows 170

What If?-Musicals That Might Have Been 170

Who Am I?-Biographical Musicals 172

It's Still Rock and Roll to Me-Jukebox Musicals 172

Scene 2 177

Masquerade-Characters Using False Names 177

I'm Looking for Something-Word Association 178

Has Anybody Seen Our Ship?-Ships and Boats 180

I Could Pass the Football-Sports 180

So Much in Common-Common Themes 183

Safety in Numbers-Song Titles with Numbers 184

Old Sayin's-Quotes 185

Keeping Cool with Coolidge-U.S. History 185

The Doctor Is In-Physicians, Shrinks, Dentists 188

Chaucer, Rabelais and Balzac-Literature 189

Answers 193

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