Friday, May 1, 2020

The Friday 5 Quiz: Roxie or Velma?

How well do you know the merry murderesses from the revival of Chicago? It's been playing longer than some of you have been alive, so needless to say there have a lot of actors that have played each of the roles over the years. This week's Friday 5 Quiz asks you to tell which character, Roxie Hart or Velma Kelly, did each of the following play in the long-running Broadway revival. (The answers to last week's quiz are below as well.)

The Friday 5 Quiz:
Was She Roxie or Velma?

1. Sandy Duncan

2. Mya

3. Brooke Shields

4. Christie Brinkley

5. Bebe Neuwirth

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The Friday 5 Quiz:
Which Came First?

1. Andrew Barth Feldman's birth or opening night of Thoroughly Modern Millie
Thoroughly Modern Millie opened on April 18, 2002; Andrew Barth Feldman was born on May 7, 2002.

2. Les Miserables or The Phantom of the Opera

Les Miserables opened before The Phantom of the Opera both in London and on Broadway. (The same is true of the books on which they were based.)

3. Steven Pasquale's Broadway debut or Phillipa Soo's Broadway debut

Mr. Pasquale made his debut in Reasons to Be Pretty in 2009. Ms. Soo made her debut in Hamilton in 2015.

4. The Lyceum Theatre or The Winter Garden Theatre
The Lyceum Theatre opened on November 2, 1903 with a play called The Proud Prince.
The Winter Garden Theatre opened on March 10, 1911 with a triple bill of musicals/operettas called La Belle Paree/Bow-Sing/Tortajada.

5. In A Chorus Line: "The Music and the Mirror" or "Dance: Ten, Looks: Three"
Val's number comes before Cassie's.


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