Pacino in his Broadway debut.
Pacino in his Broadway debut.

Al Pacino has appeared in about a dozen Broadway shows. His next one will be David Mamet’s new play China Doll. His first Broadway appearance was in 1969. What play was he in?

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Irish actors Sara Allgood ("Widow Quin") and J. M. Kerrigan ("Shawn Keogh"), in The Playboy of the Western World, Plymouth Theatre, Boston, 1911
Irish actors Sara Allgood (“Widow Quin”) and J. M. Kerrigan (“Shawn Keogh”), in The Playboy of the Western World, Plymouth Theatre, Boston, 1911

What Irish playwright wrote Riders to the Sea and The Playboy of the Western World?

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Oklahoma!
Oklahoma!

According to the lyric of “Oh, What a Beautiful Morning,” how high is the corn and high tall might it grow?

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mystery_of_edwin_drood.jpgRupert Holmes, the multi-talented artist, penned the Tony winning musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Holmes was first known as a pop singer/songwriter. His first international hit was “Timothy” recorded by the Buoys. What is “Timothy” about?

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The Astor Place Riot
The Astor Place Riot

On May 10, 1949, the Astor Place Riot took place outside the Astor Opera House where a performance was to occur. There were more than 120 injured and 25 people we killed. What two feuding actors fueled the animosity for this night of violence?

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Broadway Group tickets On the Twentieth Century
Broadway Group tickets On the Twentieth Century
Gallagher and Kristin Chenoweth in On the Twentieth Century.

What was the first show in which Peter Gallagher appeared and what character did he play?

Gallagher, who is now in On the Twentieth Century, first appeared on Broadway in 1972 as a replacement in the musical Grease. He played Danny Zuko.

The Phantom of the Opera
The Phantom of the Opera
Phantom has given over 11,000 performances..

In the original cast of The Phantom of the Opera, which has been running on Broadway since 1988, who played The Phantom and who played Christine Daaé?

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Broadway musical The Visit group sales and discounts see Rivera
Broadway musical The Visit group sales and discounts see Rivera
Chita Rivera has starred in many Kander and Ebb musicals, including Chicago, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and The Rink.

Of the team known as Kander and Ebb, which wrote the music and which the lyrics?

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McClure, right, with cast mates Brynn O'Malley and Tony Danza.
McClure, right, with cast mates Brynn O’Malley and Tony Danza.

Rob McClure plays Jack Singer in the Broadway musical adaptation of Honeymoon in Vegas. What actor played Jack Singer in the film comedy Honeymoon in Vegas? Also, what was the title of the other Vegas film in which he starred?

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Mrs. Doubtfire musical on broadway
Mrs. Doubtfire musical on broadway
Williams with Harvey Fierstein in Mrs. Doubtfire.

It was recently announced that Mrs. Doubtfire is to be made into a stage musical. Who is writing the book, music, and lyrics?

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Tony Danza Broadway discount tickets Honeymoon in Vegas a musical
Tony Danza Broadway discount tickets Honeymoon in Vegas  a musical
Tony Danza with co-star Brynn O’Malley in Honeymoon in Vegas.

Tony Danza, who opens on Broadway this week in the new musical Honeymoon in Vegas, starred in two hit TV series, Taxi and Who’s the Boss? What were the first names of each of his characters, and extra points, if we were giving points, for knowing their last names.

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Rob McClure Homeymoon in Vegas discount tickets groups
Rob McClure Homeymoon in Vegas discount tickets groups
McClure with co-star Brynn O’Malley in Honeymoon in Vegas at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Rob McClure, who was nominated for a Tony for Chaplin and who opens this week in the musical Honeymoon in Vegas, made his Broadway debut in 2002 in the revival of a play by Herb Gardner. What was that show?

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Broadway group tickets Honeymoon in Vegas
Broadway group tickets Honeymoon in Vegas
Brynn O’Malley- Honeymoon in Vegas

Brynn O’Malley, presently starring in the new musical Honeymoon in Vegas, which opens on January 15th, has been in six Broadway shows. In what show did she make her first appearance on The Great White Way?

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group discounts Dr. Zhivago Broadway musical Tam Mutt
group discounts Dr. Zhivago Broadway musical Tam Mutu
Tam Mutu with Kelli Barrett who plays one of his loves in Dr. Zhivago

The new musical Doctor Zhivago is preparing for Broadway. What are the first names of the two women with which Yurii Zhivago has relationships? 

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Holland Taylor starred in this show.
Holland Taylor starred in this show.

This murder mystery farce opened and closed on February 22, 1983 on Broadway. By Arthur Bicknell, it is considered to be the standard by which all other Broadway disasters are judged. It starred Holland Taylor. What it the name of the show?

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He created this show.
He created this show.

Who wrote the stage comedy Fish in the Dark, which will open on Broadway in 2015? He was the co-creator of Seinfeld and another popular TV comedy.

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Broadway Group tickets Honeymonn in Vegas
Broadway Group tickets Honeymonn in Vegas
O’Malley, Danza, and McClure are dazzling together.

Tony Danza, who is now on Broadway in Honeymoon in Vegas, has had a varied career. Before becoming an actor, he started out as an athlete. What was his sport? [spolier] Danza, who is now packing a big punch on Broadway in the new musical Honeymoon in Vegas, was a professional boxer. His record was 9-3 and all of his wins were either by KO or TKO. Knock ’em dead tonight, Tony![/spoiler]

Osnes as Cinderella.
Osnes as Cinderella.

Laura Osnes, Tony nominee for Cinderella and Bonnie and Clyde, and Drama Desk Award winner, got the chance to play her first Broadway lead (and show) in an unusual way. How did she get to Broadway?

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Original production of On a Clear Day...
Original production of On a Clear Day…

This recent Tony winner received her first Tony nomination when she appeared as Melinda Wells in the revised revival of On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in 2011. That was a nom for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Her Tony win is for Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Who is she?

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Chita Rivera in The musical The Visit on Broadway
Chita Rivera is a consummate performer.
Chita Rivera is a consummate performer.

How many Tony nominations has Chita Rivera earned and how many Tonys has she won and for what shows?

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Mickey Mouse debuts in Macys' Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1934.
Mickey Mouse debuts in Macys’ Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1934.

How many big character balloons are there in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Are there usually around 6, 15, 22, or 30?

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What would that Pilgrim musical be?
What would that Pilgrim musical be?

What would be ironic about celebrating the Pilgrims and Thanksgiving in a stage musical?

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She played this character.
She played this character.

She is known as the Wicked Witch of the West in the movie The Wizard of Oz, but what is her real name and who first played her on Broadway in Wicked?

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This is one of the shows that is "On" Broadway.
This is one of the shows that is “On” Broadway.

There are three different musicals that will be produced on Broadway for the 2014-15 season whose titles start with the word “On.”  Two are revivals and one is a new one. What are they?

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English author Hilary Mantel
English author Hilary Mantel

Wolf Hall: Parts 1 and 2 is coming to Broadway. It’s produced by the RSC. What is this play about and from whose perspective is it told? (/spoiler] The play focuses on the court of King Henry VIII and the story is told through the eyes of one of his most trusted advisers, Thomas Cromwell. There is plenty of intrigue, passion, love, politics, and much more. [/spoiler]

Peters in the show.
Peters in the show.

This musical is a parody of large, flashy 1930s Busby Berkeley-style movie musicals in which an understudy steps into a role on Broadway and becomes a star. It started Off-Off-Broadway, then transferred to Off-Broadway, and helped bring Bernadette Peters to prominence.

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Hal Prince is one of these people.
Hal Prince is one of these people.

In the commercial theatre, who is the person who is charged with raising the money for a production?

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Phantom has notched over 11,000 performances on Broadway, but it does not have a number in its title.

Some Broadway musicals have numbers in their titles. What Broadway musical has the highest number (digits) that is included in its title?

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shakespeare5In what play by Shakespeare does what character say the line ’Twas a rough night,” and to what is the character referring?

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The Broadway production of Rent.
The Broadway production of Rent.

He wrote the musical Rent but died before it became a Broadway success and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. What is his name and did he write the music, lyrics or book for that musical?

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Original Playbill.
Original Playbill.

What is the source material for Rodgers, Hammerstein, and Logan’s musical South Pacific and who wrote that source material?

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The scene of the siege.
The scene of the siege.

Eddie Albert earned a Bronze Star for his actions in World War II. Why was he awarded the Bronze Star?    

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The musical Big Fish.
The musical Big Fish.

The musical Big Fish was on Broadway in 2013, running for 34 preview performances and 98 regular performances. Who wrote it and who directed it? 

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The recreation of The Globe Theatre.
The recreation of The Globe Theatre.

In Renaissance London there were private and public theatres? What were the main differences?

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The man who created the book on which the musical was based.
The man who created the book on which the musical was based.

This 1978 Broadway musical includes songs by a variety of composers, including James Taylor, Mary Rodgers, and Stephen Schwartz and is based on a book of interviews by Studs Terkle. What is the name of the musical and what is the name of the source material?

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The creator.
The creator.

What is the name of the 1938 musical that was directed by John Houseman and funded by the Federal Theatre Project that pits the working class against big business and urges unionization and calls for workers to strike?

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Rehearsal for the 1962 Broadway revival.
Rehearsal for the 1962 Broadway revival.

What is the name of the pro-union musical that focused on issues related to the International Ladies Garment Workers Union? It opened on Broadway in 1937 and ran until 1940.

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One of the Tommies.
One of the Tommies.

There’s a musical named Tommy and another Tommy, performer, director, choreographer, who is famous for many things including his tall stature. What rock group’s album serves as the basis for the musical Tommy and what is the last name of the famous director/performer?

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