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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals: Part III: The Midwest

With the spring rush and awards season behind us, it's time to get back to our regularly scheduled content! Today, we continue our popular series Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals, focusing this time on the Midwest. The heartland is full of an amazing variety of shows as you'll see - a few Broadway classics, a few vintage shows you've probably never heard of, and a few flops. The map we are using has this region of the country including 12 states. Only Wisconsin will not be represented by a show that takes place (or at least partly) there. Better get on it, Cheese Heads!



Around the U.S.A. in 80 Musicals
Part III: The Midwest

ILLINOIS



Chicago

Little Me

Mean Girls
40. Chicago - Setting: Chicago, late 1920's (1975, 46th Street Theatre, 936 performances)
41. Little Me - Setting: Chicago and Peoria (1962, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 257 performances)
42. Mean Girls - Setting: Kenya, Africa and Illinois (2018, August Wilson Theatre, 500 performances*)


INDIANA


The Prom

Seventeen

43. The Prom - Setting: New York City and Edgewater, Indiana (2018, Longacre Theatre, 251 performances*)
44. Seventeen - Setting: Indianapolis, 1907 (1951, Broadhurst Theatre, 182 performances)


IOWA



The Bridges of Madison County

The Music Man

State Fair
45. The Bridges of Madison County - Setting: Winterset, Iowa, 1965 (2014, Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, 100 performances)
46. The Music Man - Setting: River City, Iowa, 1912 (1957, Majestic Theatre, 1375 performances)
47. State Fair - Setting: Brunswick, Iowa and the Iowa State Fair (1996, The Music Box Theater, 110 performances)

KANSAS


Leap of Faith
48. Leap of Faith - Setting: Sweetwater, Kansas (2011, St, James Theatre, 19 performances)


MICHIGAN


Motown: The Musical
49. Motown: The Musical - Setting: Motor City (2013, Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, 738 performances)


MINNESOTA


Barefoot Boy with Cheek
50. Barefoot Boy with Cheek - Setting: The University of Minnesota (1947, Martin Beck Theatre, 108 performances)


MISSOURI


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
51. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Setting: St. Petersburg, Missouri (2001, Minskoff Theatre, 21 performances)


NEBRASKA


Gantry

52. Gantry - Setting: Omaha, Nebraska (1970, George Abbott Theatre, 1 performance)


NORTH DAKOTA


The Royale Theatre, W. 45th Street

53. Mystery Moon - Setting: Portal, North Dakota (1930, Royale Theatre, 1 performance)


OHIO



Bandstand

Bye Bye Birdie

Escape to Margaritaville
54. Bandstand - Setting: Cleveland, Ohio, 1945 (2017, Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre, 166 performances)
55. Bye Bye Birdie - Setting: Sweet Apple, Ohio (1960, Martin Beck Theatre, 607 performances)
56. Escape to Margaritaville - Setting: The Caribbean and Ohio (2018, Marquis Theatre, 124 performances)

SOUTH DAKOTA

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Jennie
57. Jennie - Setting: small town South Dakota (1963, Majestic Theatre, 83 performances)

Part I: Northeast: HERE
Part II: Southeast: HERE


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