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From 'Annie' to 'Chicago': Classic Broadway Musicals Quiz
by Staff
The Great White Way has been churning out songs that get our toes tapping and hands clapping for decades. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the songs, characters and stories behind the greatest musicals in Broadway history.

What year did "The Phantom of the Opera" first entertain musical fans?

  • 1976
  • 1986
  • 1996

Where is "The Phantom of the Opera" set?

  • London
  • Seville, Spain
  • Paris

What musical premiered on Broadway on Nov. 14, 1996?

  • "Hairspray"
  • "Chicago"
  • "Cabaret"

What young lion is the star of "The Lion King" musical?

  • Simba
  • Samba
  • Somba

What musical features the song "Memory"?

  • "Chicago"
  • "The King and I"
  • "Cats"

What year did "Cats" premiere on Broadway?

  • 1981
  • 1986
  • 1991

How many people worldwide have seen "Les Miserables"?

  • 40 million
  • 70 million
  • 100 million

Which "Les Mis" character serves as the icon for the show?

  • Fantine
  • Cosette
  • Eponine

What year did "A Chorus Line" premiere?

  • 1955
  • 1965
  • 1975

What group's music is featured in "Mamma Mia!"?

  • the Partridge Family
  • the Monkees
  • ABBA

What musical is based on a book by Gregory Maguire?

  • "Wicked"
  • "The Wiz"
  • "Hair"

What is the real name of the Wicked Witch of the West?

  • Ephedra
  • Elphaba
  • Glinda

What Tony Award-winning musical premiered in April 1996?

  • "Guys and Dolls"
  • "Grease"
  • "Rent"

What classic musical features a girl named Kim who falls in love with a soldier?

  • "South Pacific"
  • "Damn Yankees"
  • "Miss Saigon"

What year did "Jersey Boys" premiere?

  • 2000
  • 2005
  • 2010

What musical features the song "If I Were a Rich Man"?

  • "The Music Man"
  • "My Fair Lady"
  • "Fiddler on the Roof"

What musical features the song "We're in the Money"?

  • "Fiddler on the Roof"
  • "42nd Street"
  • "Follies"

Who travels from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to New York City to find stardom in "42nd Street"?

  • Peggy
  • Pamela
  • Cindy

What musical is based on the play "Pygmalion"?

  • "The Music Man"
  • "Chicago"
  • "My Fair Lady"

What is the musical "Annie" based on?

  • comic strip
  • book
  • movie

True or false: More than 23 producers turned down "Annie" before it became a Broadway legend.

  • true
  • false

Which musical served as the first Rodgers and Hammerstein collaboration?

  • "My Fair Lady"
  • "Oklahoma!"
  • "Cats"

What musical tells the story of the Von Trapp family?

  • "The Sound of Music"
  • "Hello, Dolly!"
  • "West Side Story"

What musical stars Professor Harold Hill?

  • "The Music Man"
  • "Hairspray"
  • "Jersey Boys"

What year did "The Music Man" premiere?

  • 1947
  • 1952
  • 1957

What is the name of the English widow in "The King and I"?

  • Anna
  • Elizabeth
  • Rose

What year did "Guys and Dolls" hit Broadway?

  • 1945
  • 1950
  • 1955

Who does Dolly attempt to play matchmaker for in "Hello, Dolly!"?

  • Harold
  • Henry
  • Horace

What musical stars Tracy Turnblad?

  • "Hair"
  • "Hairspray"
  • "Grease"

Who gets drafted in the musical "Hair"?

  • Claude
  • Frank
  • Stan