"Give my regards to Broadway!" In the world of musicals, Broadway is its biggest stage. Every year, millions of people flock to New York City to see some of the grandest musicals from The Lion King to Hamilton. Many of these musicals have changed the world of Broadway forever. From its earliest years to the present, can you guess the name of the musical from a one-sentence summary?
Musicals are a concept that is thought to have begun in ancient Greece. These European musical theaters would transform to opera before the world of Broadway would open up in New York City in the mid-1800s.
The Black Crook is often considered the first musical, and it debuted in September 1866. From then on, the musical world would explode. The 1900s opened with musicals such as Matilda and The Pirates of Penzance. As time went on, Broadway lovers were introduced to the stories of Wicked, Chicago, and The Phantom of the Opera.
While many of the musicals were original screenplays, quite a few were based on popular Disney films like Beauty and the Beast and Cinderella. As recent as 2015, Broadway introduced the quick sensation of Hamilton. From these plays that are filled with catchy tunes and over-the-top performances, can you guess the musical from a one sentence summary?
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