Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Broadway From A to Z: A

Today, we start a new series that is strictly to the letter. Our new series, Broadway From A to Z, will look at the people, shows and history of The Great Bright Way! Obviously, each month, we'll only be able to scratch the surface of all there is out there. If we don't include your favorites this time, we'll get back to it in the next round!

Broadway From A to Z: A

8 People

George Abbott (Mr. Broadway) - 1887-1995 - Pulitzer Prize: Fiorello!, 5 Tonys, 8 nominations, 2 Special Tonys; 117 Broadway credits; Debut as performer in 1913 in The Misleading Lady; book writer: The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, On Your Toes, New Girl in Town; playwright: Three Men on a Horse; director: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, On the Town, Pal Joey, The Boys From Syracuse, and the original play version of Chicago

Kevin Adams (lighting designer) - 4 Tonys, 8 nominations: American Idiot, Hair (revival), Next to Normal, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Spring Awakening (original), The 39 Steps, The Cher Show

Uzo Aduba (actor) - Coram Boy, Godspell

Debbie Allen (actor/choreographer/director) - 2-time Tony nominee: West Side Story, Sweet Charity, Raisin; Hot Feet, Carrie; Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Kennedy Center Honoree

Abbott, Adams, Adubo, Allen

Andersson, Arnone, Aronson, Ashford

Benny Andersson (composer/producer) - 2 Tony nominations: Best Musical and Best Orchestrations; ABBA, Mamma Mia!, Chess

John Arnone (scenic designer) - Tony-winner: The Who's Tommy; Grease (1994), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1995), The Full Monty, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public

Original sketch of Cabaret

The Who's Tommy

Boris Aronson (scenic designer)
- 8 Tonys, 21 nominations: Cabaret, Company, Fiddler on the Roof, Pacific Overtures, Bus Stop, Follies, Pacific Overtures

Annaleigh Ashford (actor) - Tony-winner, You Can't Take It With You; Legally Blonde, Sylvia, Sunday in the Park with George

5 Shows

The Aladdin Company

- New Amsterdam Theatre: Opened 3.20.2014; 2,508 performances to date; Book by Chad Beguelin, Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice; currently running; Original Cast included: Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed, Jonathan Freeman, James Monroe Iglehart

2008 Revival Cast - John Lithgow (center)

All My Sons
 - Coronet Theatre: Opened 1.29.1947; 328 performances; by Arthur Miller; 3 revivals; Original Cast included: Ed Begley, Arthur Kennedy, Karl Malden, Beth Merrill

The Allegro Chorus

- Majestic Theatre: Opened 10.10.1947; 315 performances; Book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II; 1 off-Broadway revival; Original Cast included: John Battles, Annamaty Dickie, Roberta Jonay, Kathryn Lee

Andrea McArdle, Sandy, Reid Shelton

- Alvin Theatre: Opened 4.21.1977, 2,377 performances; Book by Thomas Meehan, Music by 
Charles Strouse, Music by Martin Charnin; 2 revivals, 1 sequel, Annie Warbucks; Original Cast included: Andrea McArdle, Reid Shelton, Dorothy Loudon

Angela Lansbury and Company

Anyone Can Whistle
- Majestic Theatre: Opened 4.4.1964, 9 performances; Book by Arthur Laurents, Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Original Cast included: Harry Guardino, Lee Remick and Angela Lansbury

10 Songs

"All I've Ever Known" - Hadestown
Sung by Eurydice (Eva Noblezada) and Orpheus (Reeve Carney); Music by Anais Mitchell

"All That Jazz" - Chicago
Sung by Velma Kelly (Chita Rivera) and Company; Music by John Kander, Lyrics by Fred Ebb

"Angel of Music" - The Phantom of the Opera
Sung by Christine Daae (Sarah Brightman) and Meg Giry (Elisa Heinsohn); Music by Andrew Lloys Webber, Lyrics by Charles Hart

"Another Hundred People" - Company
Sung by Marta (Pamela Myers); Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

"Another Suitcase in Another Hall - Evita
Sung by Peron's Mistress (Jane Ohringer) and Che (Mandy Patinkin); Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice

"Any Dream Will Do" - Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Sung by Joseph (Bill Hutton) and Company; Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber, Lyrics by Tim Rice

Current Dear Evan Hansen Company
Christiane Noll and Jessica Phillips

"Anybody Have a Map?" - Dear Evan Hansen
Sung by Heidi Hansen (Rachel Bay Jones) and Cynthia Murphy (Jennifer Laura Thompson); Music and Lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul

"As I Love You" - Diana
Sung by Diana (Jeanna de Waal); Music by David Bryan, Lyrics by David Bryan and Joe DiPietro

"As Long As He Needs Me" - Oliver!
Sung by Nancy (Georgia Brown); Music and Lyrics by Lionel Bart

"At the Ballet" - A Chorus Line
Sung by Sheila (Kelly Bishop), Bebe (Nancy Lane) and Maggie (Kay Cole); Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban


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