by Thomas Gallogly and Sarah Haley
The Music of The Night contains many popular Broadway musical selections. Test your musical theatre history knowledge with this fun quiz below featuring some of Broadway’s most cherished classics.
A. This 1921 Broadway musical was one of the first shows in Broadway history to feature an entirely black cast and crew.
B.This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical opened in 1986 and is the longest-running show
in Broadway history.
C. This 1957 musical was based off of William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet and originally opened to negative reviews, but it has since made its mark as one of the most performed musicals in American history.
D. This 1960 musical was loosely based off of Elvis Presley’s draft notice into the army and originally starred Chita Rivera and Dick Van Dyke.
E. Although this show’s original production in 1957 only ran two and a half years, its revival opened in 1996 and is still running today making it the longest-running revival in Broadway history.
F. This 1934 Cole Porter musical originally starred actress Ethel Merman as its leading lady.
___ Bye Bye Birdie
___ Phantom of the Opera
___ West Sides Story
___ Shuffle Along
___ Anything Goes
Answers: A. Shuffle Along B. Phantom of the Opera C. West Side Story D. Bye Bye Birdie E. Chicago F. Anything Goes