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Monday, June 28, 2010

Broadway Puzzle: A Word Game

Just for fun:

  • Figure out the puzzle answer by first figuring out the clues below. 
  • The numbers next to each clue match the number of letters in the answer.  (For example: 7  8  9  10  : The show for which Angela Lansbury won her first Tony Award.  7= 8=A  9=M  10=E
  • Then match the numbers of each letter in the clues to the numbers in the puzzle to figure out the answer!
  • Not all letters in the clues are used in the puzzle.
  • The answer will appear in the "Bits and Pieces for 07.04.10."

THE CLUES:

     
A.  1  2  3  4  5  6 : He currently stars as Wednesday Addams' boyfriend in The Addams Family.

B.  7  8  9  10  11 12  13  14  15  16  17: Kristin Chenoweth's current Broadway role.

C.  18  19  20  21  22  23: Stephen Schwartz's popular 70's musical that had "Magic to Do."

D.  24  25  26  27  28  29: Stephen Schwartz's longest running musical to date.



E.  30  31  32  33  34  35  36  37  38  39  40  41  42  43  44: A musical "Best" in 1984, 2005 and 2010.

F.  45  46  47  48: It "Let the Sunshine In" at the dawning of the age of "Aquarius."

G.  49  50  51  52  53  54  55  56  57  58  59  60  61:  The Broadway Bares mastermind.

H.  62  63  64  65  66  67  68  69  70  71  72:  What goes between [ and ] for this cult favorite musical.

I.  73  74  75  76  77  78  79  80  81  82  83  84:  Elvira is Charles' nemesis in this Noel Coward classic.


J.  85  86  87  88  89  90  91  92:  Lend Me a Tenor's current "Il Stupendo."

K.  93  94  95  96  97  98  99  100  101  102  103  104  105  106: He has directed Lansbury, LuPone and Olivo.

L.  107  108  109  110  111  112  113: Ragtime: She spoke at Union Square.

M.  114  115  116  117  118  119  120: 2010's Best Musical Tony winner.

N.  121  122  123  124  125  126  127  128  129  130:  The guru behind Movin' Out and Come Fly Away.



THE PUZZLE: (A "/" means a space between words.)

Clue: A mash-up of classic Broadway lyrics and a likely 2008 Broadway news headline.

"57  97  52  76  46  119  10 12  21 !   

85  55  34  127  1 /  121  70  50 /  60  63  107  45  105  79 !
                                                                                 
95  118  35 73  14  106  56 54  101  44  19  26  2  41 /  83  120 / 

47  113 126  77  28 /  96  115  22  89  58  84  69 !"



Comments?  Leave one here or email me at jkstheatrescene@yahoo.com (note spelling).
Jeff

2 comments:

  1. in the last word of the second phrase...is that number really 74? Not 76?

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  2. Lauren (and everyone else who caught my error) -

    Thanks so much for even doing the puzzle! I really appreciate that you caught my error. I fixed it!

    Jeff

    ReplyDelete

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