The Broadway Theatre! Trivia Quiz

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Do you have an interest in Broadway Theatre? Do you think you can pass this quiz? It refers to the theatrical performance presented on stage by the actors in the plays. The majority of Broadway shows are musicals. The theatre district in New York City one of the most popular tourist attractions in the world. Take this quiz and put your understanding of Broadway Theatre in the spotlight.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who played the Master of Ceremonies in the 1966 and 1972 film versions of "Cabaret"?
    • A. 

      Dick Van Dyke

    • B. 

      Joel Grey

    • C. 

      Alan Cumming

    • D. 

      David Bowie

  • 2. 
    In which musical would you find a tribe of long-haired hippies singing about the Vietnam War?
    • A. 

      The Me Nobody Knows

    • B. 

      Hair

    • C. 

      Your Own Thing

    • D. 

      Godspell

  • 3. 
    Which 1969 Broadway musical featured skits starring John Lennon and Sam Shephard?
    • A. 

      Oh, Calcutta!

    • B. 

      Your Own Thing

    • C. 

      The Me Nobody Knows

    • D. 

      Glamorous Night

  • 4. 
    Which musical was a reworking of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night"?
    • A. 

      1776

    • B. 

      A Chorus Line

    • C. 

      Godspell

    • D. 

      Your Own Thing

  • 5. 
    Which musical featured work by the writers of "Hair" and "Romeo and Juliet"?
    • A. 

      West Side Story

    • B. 

      Man Of La Mancha

    • C. 

      Two Gentlemen Of Verona

    • D. 

      Jesus Christ Superstar

  • 6. 
    What is known as Broadway's first full-fledged rock opera?
    • A. 

      Jesus Christ Superstar

    • B. 

      Cabaret

    • C. 

      A Chorus Line

    • D. 

      Tommy

  • 7. 
    Which 1972 musical opened at Manhattan's Eden Theatre?
    • A. 

      Hair

    • B. 

      Grease

    • C. 

      Fiddler On The Roof

    • D. 

      Tommy

  • 8. 
    What was the most commercially successful rock musical of the 1970s?
    • A. 

      The Sound Of Music

    • B. 

      A Chorus Line

    • C. 

      Grease

    • D. 

      The Wiz

  • 9. 
    On what body was 1972's "Via Galactica" set?
    • A. 

      The Sun

    • B. 

      An Asteroid

    • C. 

      A Glacier

    • D. 

      Earth

  • 10. 
    Which singer was the original Dorothy in the Broadway production of "The Wiz"?
    • A. 

      Teena Marie

    • B. 

      Tammy Terrell

    • C. 

      Stephanie Mills

    • D. 

      Janet Jackson

  • 11. 
    Who was the creative force behind the 1970's musicals "Pippin", "Chicago" and "Dancin'"?
    • A. 

      James Cagney

    • B. 

      Jerry Orbach

    • C. 

      Bob Fosse

    • D. 

      Stephen Sondheim

  • 12. 
    Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of A Summer Night" inspired which musical?
    • A. 

      Pippin

    • B. 

      A Little Night Music

    • C. 

      Cabaret

    • D. 

      The Wiz

  • 13. 
    Whose son was a central character in 1972's "Pippin"?
    • A. 

      Zeus

    • B. 

      Ivan The Terrible

    • C. 

      Don Quixote

    • D. 

      Charlemagne

  • 14. 
    Which 1950's Broadway show had the most successful 1970's revival?
    • A. 

      West Side Story

    • B. 

      Gypsy

    • C. 

      The King And I

    • D. 

      My Fair Lady

  • 15. 
    On Broadway, which group is sometimes referred to as "gypsies"?
    • A. 

      Directors

    • B. 

      Chorus Dancers

    • C. 

      Band Members

    • D. 

      Ushers

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