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Iconic Broadway Musicals Quiz

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What famous Broadway musical was based on the poetry of T. S. Elliott and followed a cast of feline characters attending a ball?
King of Cats
The Naming of Cats
Kitty Kitty
Cats

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What Stephen Sondheim musical connected the narratives of multiple fairy tales in a distinctly un-Disney way?
Enchanted
Into the Woods
Grimm
Wicked

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What musical followed rival gangs the Sharks and the Jets in their competition over the streets they roamed?
Romeo and Romeo and Juliet and Juliet
The Music Man
The Sound of Music
West Side Story

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What musical follows a group of newspaper boys who go on strike against their employers?
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The Strikers
The Daily
Extra!
Newsies

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What jukebox musical featuring the music of Abba followed a woman named Sophie in her quest to find out the identity of her true father?
Dancing Queen
The Family Circus
Mamma Mia!
Papa Dearest

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What Broadway musical followed the story of a theater group trying to put on a bombastic show to raise the spirits of people in the midst of the Great Depression?
Hello, Dolly!
The Music Man
42nd Street
The Talk of the Town

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What Broadway musical followed a plucky orphan who was taken in by the rich man Oliver Warbucks?
Annie
Rebecca
Carrie
Elizabeth

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What odd Broadway musical was an adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail that parodied the legends of King Arthur?
The King and Me
For King and Sing
Spamalot
The Knights of the Square Table

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What musical followed an aspiring dancer in the 1960s and was based on a 1988 film of the same name?
Get Away
Hairspray
Dream Big
Happenstance

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What is the name of the musical about individuals in Pre-Revolution France which was based on a Victor Hugo novel of the same name?
Les Miserables
Les Fillettes
La Marseillaise
Antollomes

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What famous horror/Motown Broadway musical follows a florist who comes into contact with an alien plant and which was based on a 1960 film of the same name?
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
Little Shop of Horrors
Snapdragon Songs
A Very Scary Night

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What history-based Hip Hop musical tells the story of one of America's founding fathers and was the product of Lin-Manuel Miranda?
Jefferson
Madison
Hamilton
Washington

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What musical about a woman teaching the joy of music to the children she was caring for was based on the memoirs of Maria von Trapp?
Arsenic and Old Lace
Under a Guiding Star
The Dowery Tales
The Sound of Music

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What is the name of the musical about an outcast who became infatuated with a performer and tried to make her fall in love with him from the shadows of her theater?
From the Moon
The Phantom of the Opera
The Music Man
The House that Shadows Built

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What is the name of the long-running Broadway show which tells the stories of criminals who were convicted for various offenses?
Minneapolis
Boston
Chicago
New York

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What odd Broadway show featured human and puppet characters in an adult story that parodied Sesame Street?
Funnytown
Little Street
Avenue Q
Oddworld

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What Mel Brooks production followed a pair of businessmen who set out to make a surefire bomb of a musical in order to pocket the funds that were raised to put on the performance?
The Stars
The Producers
The Directors
The Accountants

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The Man of La Mancha was a hit musical that was loosely based on what famous novel by Cervantes?
King Richard
Walden
Don Quixote
Inferno

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What is the name of the musical about American frontiersmen who were competing over the affections of an eligible bachelorette?
Oklahoma!
Kansas!
Missouri!
Montana!

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What musical followed American teenagers in the 1950s as they fell in love and found their places in the world?
Grease
Motors
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
The Dancehall Days

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What comedy musical followed a team of missionaries who tried to spread their faith in Uganda?
Book of Mormon
Over There
Hello, Dolly!
Brothers and Sisters in Faith

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What is the name of the Broadway musical that adapted the story of Madame Butterfly and set it in the Vietnam War?
Jersey Boys
The Music Man
Miss Saigon
Velvet Days

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What musical featured a large cast of characters who were competing to get a part in a fictional musical?
The Business
Burlesque
Smash!
A Chorus Line

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What is the name of the hit Broadway musical which told the backstory of the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz?
Witch
Wicked
West
Oz

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What musical told the story of a Jewish village which was constantly forced to adapt to the changes of the world around them while holding onto their heritage?
Fiddler on the Roof
The Music Man
Trumpets Play
The Hero of the Vale

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What is the name of the Broadway musical hit about a group of poor artists trying to eke out a living in New York City?
Money
Bills
Rent
Cash

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What famous Broadway musical based on a movie of the same name followed a group of actors and actresses preparing to star in talkie movies after they made careers starring in silent movies?
The Show Must Go On!
Weather Girls
Bedknobs and Broomsitcks
Singin' In the Rain

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What jukebox musical followed a rock and roll club attempting to stay afloat in changing times and featured a soundtrack of classic rock songs?
Rock of Ages
Shake, Rattle, and Roll
Rock Around the Clock
Let There Be Rock

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What musical based on The Merchant of Yonkers followed a matchmaker trying to set up the half-a-millionaire Horace Vandergelder?
Ms. Congeniality
The Queen of Queens
Hello, Dolly!
My Fair Lady

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The musical Jersey Boys was a dramatization of the career of what musical group?
The Beatles
The Beach Boys
Herman's Hermits
The Four Seasons

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