Thursday, March 24, 2022

Broadway Games: History in Order

How well do you know significant (and not so significant) moments in Broadway history? Better yet, do you know when they happened? This week's game asks you to test that knowledge. Good luck!

Broadway Games:
History in Order

Hint: The 9th and 10th events are tricky. They only happened 2 months apart! (All of the others take place in different years.)

A. The original Broadway production of Les Miserables opens.

B. Andrew Garfield wins a Tony Award for Angels in America.

C. Donna Murphy wins her second Tony Award (The King and I).

D. South Pacific wins the Pulitzer Prize.

E. Hamilton debuts off-Broadway.

F. Fun Home debuts off-Broadway.

G. Aladdin's Telly Leung is born.

H. Hadestown wins the Tony Award for Best Musical.

I. Audra McDonald wins a Tony Award for The Gershwin's Porgy and Bess.

J. Be More Chill closes at the Lyceum Theatre.

Answers to Last Week's Broadway Games:
What's in a Name? Part 2

Can you name...:

... 2 theaters named for New York history? The Hudson, The New Amsterdam

... 2 theaters named for previously demolished theaters? The Winter Garden, The Lyceum

... 1 theater named for an older theater incorporated into this new one? The Lyric

... 2 theaters named for theater impresarios? The Nederlander, The Belasco

... 1 theater named for the hotel that surrounds it? The Marquis

... 2 theaters named for leaders in the Shubert Organization? The Bernard B. Jacobs, The Gerald Schoenfeld

... 1 theater named for a brother who died before his other brothers finished building it? The Sam S. Shubert

... 1 theater built specifically to house Irving Berlin musical revues? The Music Box

... 1 theater named for the British-American producer who was the first to rent this space? The Broadhurst

... 1 theater named for a disco, itself named for a television broadcasting space? Studio 54

... 1 theater named for the builders of the skyscraper it is a part of? The Minskoff

... 1 theater named for a producer (in fact, it's the second theater named for him!)? The John Golden

... 1 theater named for an acting school? The Circle in the Square

... 1 theater named for its corporate sponsor? The American Airlines

... 1 theater named for a Broadway publicist? The Samuel J. Friedman

... 1 theater named for a London theatre? The St. James

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