Broadway IQ Test

TEST YOUR BROADWAY IQ!

So, you think you know all there is to know about the theater? Can you sing every song? Identify every character? Test your knowledge here and see how well you score!

1-Which of the following is not a Broadway musical based on a Walt Disney movie?

A-Mary Poppins
B-The Lion King
C-Lady and the Tramp
D-Tarzan

2- What term is used when the actors of a performance take their final bows?

A-Encore
B-Curtain Call
C-Stage Left
D-Overture

3-What upcoming musical is currently using a reality television show to cast the two main leads?

A-Grease
B-Anything Goes
C-Music Man
D-Curtains

4-Who was the original Phantom of the Opera?

A-Richard Burton
B-Michael Crawford
C-Gene Kelly
D-Steve Barton

5-In 1977, Andrea McArdle played the lead role in which Broadway musical?

A-The King and I
B-Beauty and the Beast
C-Annie
D-The Music Man

6-Which group is the musical Jersey Boys based on?

A-Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
B-Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band
C-Bon Jovi
D-The Four Tops

7-Which of the following is not a Broadway revival?

A-Chicago
B-A Chorus Line
C-Avenue Q
D-Company

8-Which of the following is currently Broadway’s longest running show?

A-The Phantom of the Opera
B-Rent
C-Les Miz
D-Mamma Mia!

9-Wicked is a prequel to which classic movie?

A-Gone with the Wind
B-The Wizard of Oz
C-Citizen Kane
D-Wuthering Heights

10-Who originated the role of Hairspray’s Edna Turnblad?

A-Harvey Fierstein
B-Kathleen Turner
C-John Travolta
D-Michael McKean

11-Which production features music by ABBA?

A-Hair
B-Rent
C-Mamma Mia!
D-Grease

12-How many times a week can a theater patron view a Broadway matinee?

A-1
B-2
C-3
D-4

13-Who starred opposite Nathan Lane in The Odd Couple?

A-Jack Klugman
B-Matthew Broderick
C-Tony Randall
D-Jack Lemmon

14-How many years did Cats run on Broadway?

A-5 years
B-22 years
C-15 years
D-18 years

15-Which of the following is not an Andrew Llyod Webber production?

A-Cats
B-Jesus Christ Superstar
C-Evita
D-Guys and Dolls

16-Who originated the role of Velma Kelly in the 1975 production of Chicago?

A-Liza Minelli
B-Chita Rivera
C-Gwen Verdon
B-Anne Bancroft

17-Which production has not won a Tony for Best Musical?

A-Avenue Q
B-Jersey Boys
C-Wicked
D-Spamalot

18-The song “What I Did for Love” is featured in what musical?

A-Godspell
B-A Chorus Line
C-Beauty and the Beast
D-Annie Get Your Gun

19-Which is not a character from Les Miz?

A-Eponine
B-Jean Val Jean
C-Raoul
D-Cosette

20-In which musical did Julie Andrews make her Broadway debut?

A-The Sound of Music
B-Nine
C-The Boyfriend
D-Camelot

21-Who originated the role of Maria in West Side Story?

A-Judy Garland
B-Carol Lawrence
C-Natalie Wood
D-Barbra Streisand

22-What musical features the song “Lullaby of Broadway”?

A-Oklahoma
B-42nd Street
C-Gypsy
D-Hello, Dolly

23-Who won the Tony for lead actress in 1975 for her role in Gypsy?

A-Angela Lansbury
B-Ethel Merman
C-Julie Harris
D-Carol Channing

24-Which of the following shows was not choreographed by Bob Fosse?

A-The Pajama Game
B-Damn Yankees
C-Sweet Charity
D-Funny Girl

25-What show won for Best Musical in 1993?

A-Kiss of the Spiderwoman
B-The Goodbye Girl
C-Grand Hotel
D-The Who’s Tommy

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