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Famous Broadway Musicals
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1980 musical about a musical;
Peggy Sawyer becomes a star;
"Lullaby of Broadway"
West Side Story
1957 musical By Bernstien and Sonheim;
based on Romeo and Juilet
the Jets, the Sharks, Tony, Maria, Anita, Bernardo
"I Feel Pretty," "America," "Tonight," ,
The Phantom of the Opera
1986 musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber,
Adapted from novel by Leroux.
Longest running show in Broadway history.
Christine Daae, the Phantom, Raoul
"Music of the Night", "Think of Me"
My Fair Lady
1956 show by Lerner & Loewe,
Adapted from Pygmalion by G.B. Shaw;
Eliza Dolittle, Henry Higgins
"The Rain in Spain," "I Could Have Danced All Night", "On the Street Where You Live"
1982 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical
from Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot.
The Jellicle cats : Rum Tum Tugger, Mr. Mistoffelees, Old Deuteronomy, Grizabella
1978 musical Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice;
Che Guevara narrates the life story of Eva Peron
"Don't Cry for Me Argentina"
1885 Gilbert and Sullivan comic opera
The Emperor of Japa,n Ko-Ko, Nanki-Poo,
"Three Little Maids From School Are We."
The Sound of Music
1959 mucial by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein
Maria, Captain von Trapp, the 7 von Trapp children
"My Favorite Things," "Do-Re-Mi", "Edelweiss,"Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
Fiddler on the Roof
1964 musical about a Jewish family in czarist Russia
from Tevye and his Daughters by Sholem Aleichem
Tevye, Tzeitel, Motel, Hodel, Perchik, Chava, Fyedka
"If I Were a Rich Man", "Matchmaker", "Sunrise, Sunset," "The Bottle Dance"
1943 Rodgers & Hammerstein show often considered considered the first modern book musical
Curly McLain,Laurey, Ado Annie, Will Parker
"Oh What a Beautiful Mornin'" and "Oklahoma,"
1966 musical set in The Kit Kat Club of pre-Hitler Berlin
Sally Bowles, Clifford Bradshaw, Fraulein Schneider
adapted from Goodbye to Berlin & I am a Camera
2003 prequel to The Wizard of Oz
the witches of Oz: Glinda, Elphaba
loosely based on Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
"Popular", "For Good"
1996 musical by Jonathon Larson,
lives of artists & musicians under the shadow of AIDS
Based on Puccini's opera La Bohème
Mark, Maureen, Roger, Tom Collins, Benj. Coffin III
"Seasons of Love (525,600 Minutes)"
1987 musical by Claude-Michel Schönberg,
based on Victor Hugo novel
Jean Valjean, Javert, Cossette, Marius, Thenardiers
"I Dreamed a Dream", "Master of the House"
1975 musical with choreography by Bob Fosse,
based on a 1926 play by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins about corrupt courts during Prohibition
Velma Kelly, Roxie Hart, Billy Flynn
"All that Jazz"
2002 musical adapted from the 1988 Movie
Tracy and Edna Turnblad, Amber and Velma von Tussle
"Good Morning Baltimore", "Welcome to the 60s", "The Madison" - a 60s dance
1979 horror/ comedy by Stephen Sondheim,
Sweeney, Mrs. Lovett, Toby
based on the 1973 play Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Christopher Bond.
"Worst Pies in London"
Into the Woods
1987 work by Sondheim and Lapine,
children's stories and what happens afterwards
Cinderella, Jack, Baker, Witch
1971 musical about highschool in the 1950s
Sandy, Danny, Kenickie, Frenchy
"Summer Nights", "We Go Together"
Little Shop of Horrors
1982 musical based on the1960 black comedy film
Audry, Audry II, Seymour, Mushnik
2006 collaboration from Steven Sater & Duncan Sheik,
A rock musical adaptation of the controversial 1891 German play of the same title by Frank Wedekind.
Melchior, Wendla, Ilsa, Moritz
1977 show inspired by Harold Gray comic strip
Annie, Miss Hannigan, Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks
"Tomorrow", "Hard-Knock Life"
Guys and Dolls
1950 musical from Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows,
gangsters, gamblers, and the NY underworld
Nathan Detroit, Miss Adelaide, Sky Masterson, Sarah Brown
Based on short stories by Damon Runyon
"Luck Be a Lady Tonight", "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat"
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
1982, A. Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice (1st collaboration)
based on story from the Book of Genesis
Jacob, Joseph, Potiphar, Joseph's 11 brothers, Pharoah
"Any Dream Will Do", "Close Every Door"
2003 musical that uses Sesame Street-like puppets
Kate Monster, Princeton, Nicky
"What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?", "It Sucks to Be Me"
2000 musical amalgamation of Dr. Seuss stories
Horton, Cat in the Hat, JoJo, Gertrude McFuzz
"Horton Hears a Who"
Thoroughly Modern Millie
2002 show where Kansas girl becomes a NY flapper
Millie Dillmount , Jimmy Smith
Based on the 1967 film of the same name
2000 Elton John & Tim Rice work based on Verdi opera
a love triangle in ancient Egypt
Aida, Radames, Amneris
"Written in the Stars"
2001show using some of ABBA's greatest hits
a girl tries to find her father (set on a Greek island)
Donna, Rosie, Tanya, Sam Carmichael
"Mamma Mia!", "Dancing Queen", other ABBA hits
1963 musical based on a Dickens' novel
Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy, Mr. Brownlow, Bill Sikes, Mr. Bumble, The Artful Dodger
"Food, Glorious Food", "Consider Yourself"
revolutionary 1968 rock musical of Vietnam-era hippies
Claude, Sheila, Berger, Woof
"Hair", "Aquarius", "Good Morning Starshine"
Bye Bye Birdie
1960 musical about teenagers and rock n' roll in the 50s
Albert Peterson, Conrad Birdie, Kim MacAfee
"Kids", "Put on a Happy Face", "A Lot of Livin' to Do"
The Music Man
1957 Meredith Wilson musical set in 1912 Iowa
conman salesman tries to sell instruments to locals
Professor Harold Hill, Marian Paroo, Marcellus Washburn, Mayor George Shinn
"76 Trombones", "Till There was You", "Trouble"
1934 Cole Porter show of antics on NY to London ship
Billy Crocker, Reno Sweeney, Hope Harcourt, Moonface Martin
"Anything Goes", "You're the Top", "I Get a Kick Out of You."
1976 show based on the Gospel of Matthew
Jesus, John the Baptist, Peter
"Day by Day", "Beautiful City"
2008 Elton John & Lee Hall based on a movie
a young boy from a UK coal town becomes a ballet star
Billy, Michael Caffrey, Debbie Wilkinson
1998 show based on E.L. Doctorow's novel Ragtime
Mother, Tateh, Coalhouse Walker, Jr.
features jazz and rags from the early 1900s
A Chorus Line
1975 featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch
a group of performers auditioning for a Broadway show
Don Kerr, Maggie Winslow, Mike Costa, Connie Wong
"One", "What I Did for Love"
The Rocky Horror Show
1973 comedic horror cult classic by Richard O'Brien,
Brad Majors, Janet Weiss, Dr. Frank N Furter
"The Time Warp"
1991 show by Claude-Michel Schönberg
based on Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly
Kim, Christopher Scott, John Thomas
2005 docu-musical about The Four Seasons
Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi
"Earth Angel", "Sherry", "Can't Take My Eyes Off of You"
1981 story of The Dreams, a fictional all-girl R&B group
Effie White, Deena Jones, Lorrell Robinson, Curtis Taylor, Jr., James "Thunder" Early
"One Night Only"
2005 Eric Idle musical of Monty Python & the Holy Grail
King Artur, Sir Lancelot, Lady in the Lake
"Always Look on the Bright Side", "Knights of the Round Table"
1957 Rogers and Hammerstein fairtale musical
written for television (CBS), starring Julie Andrews
1998 musical based on the 1984 film
city boy moves to a conservative small town
Ren, Ariel, Reverend Shaw Moore
"Let's Hear It for the Boy", "Almost Paradise"
1959 about a stage mother, lyrics by Sondheim
based on the story of Gypsy Rose Lee
Rose, Baby June, Louise
"Everything's Coming Up Roses"
1950 Rogers and Hammerstein musical
romance on a Pacific island during WWII
Nelly Forbush, Emile de Becque, Lt. Joe Cable, Bloody Mary
"Some Enchanted Evening", Bali Hai", "Gonna Wash that Man Right Outta My Hair", "Happy Talk"
2001 Mel Brooks comedy based on his 1968 movie
Max Bialystock, Leopold "Leo" Bloom, Roger De Bris, Carmen Ghia
"Springtime for Hitler", "Heil Myself"
How to Suceed in Business without Really Trying
1961 musical based on Shepherd Mead's 1952 book
young man rises from window washer to chairman of the board of the World Wide Wicket Company
J. Pierrepont Finch, Rosemary Pilkington, J.B. Biggley, Bud Frump, Hedy LaRue
1964 show based on Thorton Wilder's play The Matchmaker
story of a meddlesome widow matchmaker
Dolly, Horace, Cornelius, Barnaby, Irene
"Hello, Dolly" (won a Grammy for Louis Armstrong)
Singin' in the Rain
1985 adaptation of the 1952 movie
romantic tension surround a movie production
Don Lockwood, Lina Lamont, Kathy Selden
"Singin' in the Rain"
1945 Rodgers & Hammerstein musical set in Maine
adapted from Ferenc Molnár's 1909 play Liliom
romance between carousel barker Billy Bigelow and millworker Julie Jordan; Carrie Pipperidge, Enoch Snow
"If I Loved You", "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" and "You'll Never Walk Alone".
1878 comic opera by Gilbert and Sullivan
about the marriage of the captain's daughter
Sir Joseph Porter, Captain Corcoran, Josephine
"I'm Called Little Buttercup" and "When I Was a Lad."
Pirates of Penzance
1879 Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera
love story about an indentured servant pirate
Frederic, Mabel, Major-General Stanley
"I am the Very Model of a Modern Major-General"
Kiss Me Kate
1948 Cole Porter musical based on Taming of the Shrew
Fred, Lilli, Lois, Bill
"Brush up Your Shakespeare", "Too Darn Hot", "Why Can't You Behave", "Tom, Dick or Harry"
Crazy for You
1992 with music from George & Ira Gershwin
based on 1930 musical Girl Crazy
Bobby Child, Polly Baker, Bella Zangler, Irene Roth
"Someone to Watch Over Me", "I Got Rhythm", "But Not for Me", "They Can't Take that Away from Me", "Nice Wrok if You Can Get It", "Embraceable You"
Man of La Mancha
1965 musical adaptation of Don Quixote
Quixote, Sancho Panza, Aldonza
"The Impossible Dream", "To Each His Dulcinea"
The King and I
1951 Rodgers & Hammerstein
based on Margaret Landon's 1944 novel Anna and the King of Siam
Anna, the King, Tuptim, Lun Tha
"Getting to Know You", "I Whistle a Happy Tune", "Hello Young Lovers"
1960 show with music by Tom Jones
based on the Edmond Rostand play "The Romancers"
world's longest running musical (42 years off-Broadway)
two fathers who trick their childreninto falling in love
Matt, Luisa, Hucklebee, Bellomy
"Try to Remember", "Soon It's Gonna Rain"
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
1962 Stephen Sondheim musical comedy
Inspired by the farces of Roman playwright Plautus
Pseudolus, Hero, Philia, Senex
The Book of Mormon
2011 religious satire musical from South Park's creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Two young missionaries in Uganda
Elder Kevin Price, Elder Arnold Cunningham, Nabulungi
1972 Stephen Schwartz musical
life of Pippin the Hunchback, son of Charlemagne
Pippin, Charlemagne, Catherine
"Magic to Do", "Morning Glow"
1960 Lerner & Loewe musical
based on The Once and Future King by T. H. White
King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, Merlyn
"If Ever I Would Leave You"
The Pajama Game
1954 musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by R. Bissell
labor troubles and love in a pajama factory
Sid Sorokin, Catherine "Babe" Williams, Myron "Old Man" Hasler, Gladys Hotchkiss
"Hey There", "Steam Heat"
1993 rock opera based on 1969 album by The Who
Tommy, Captain Walker, Mrs. Walker
"Pinball Wizard", "Tommy Can You Hear Me"
Meet Me in St. Louis
1989 musical based on the 1944 film
set during the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair
Katie the maid, Alonzo Smith, Esther Smith, John Truitt
"The Boy Next Door", "The Trolley Song", "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
1927 show w/ music by Jerome Kern & O. Hammerstein
Based on Edna Ferber's novel of the same name
follows the story of workers on the Cotton Blossom
"Make Believe", "Ol' Man River"
Annie Get Your Gun
1946 Irving Berlin musical about Annie Oakley
Annie, Frank Butler, Chief Sitting Bull, Buffalo Bill
"There's No Business Like Show Business", "Doin' What Comes Natur'lly", "You Can't Get a Man with a Gun", "They Say It's Wonderful", "Anything You Can Do."
1971 Stephen Sondheim musical
story about a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre
Ben, Sally, Phyllis and Buddy
"Losing My Mind", "Broadway Baby"
1978 musical featuring the music of Fats Waller
a tribute to the musicians of the Harlem Renaissance
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter",
"I Can't Give You Anything but Love"
1940 Rodgers & Hart musical, novel by John O'Hara
Joey schemes to open a night club
Joey, Linda English, Vera Simpson
"I Could Write a Book", "Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered"
The Unsinkable Molly Brown
1960 Meredith Wilson musical about Molly Brown
Molly, J.J. "Leadville" Johnny Brown
"I Ain't Down Yet"
Jesus Christ Superstar
1971 rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice
Jesus, Judas, Mary Magdalene, Pilate
"I Don't Know How to Love Him", "Everything's Alright"
No, No Nanette
1925 musical based on the play My Lady Friends
three couples in an Atlantic City blackmail scheme
Jimmy Smith, Sue Smith, Nanette
"Tea for Two", "I Want to Be Happy".
The Lion King
1997 Elton John & Tim Rice version of the Disney film
Simba, Mufasa, Scar, Nala, Rafiki, Zazu
"Circle of Life", "Hakuna Matata"
1955 musical set during the 1950s in D.C.,
based Faust legend and on Douglass Wallop's novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant
Joe Boyd, Joe Hardy, Lola, Mr. Applegate, (The Devil in disguise as a slick salesman), Meg Boyd
"Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets"
2010 musical based on the Green Day album
Johnny, Will, Tunny, Whatsername
"Jesus of Suburbia", "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
A Little Night Music
1972 Stephen Sondheim production
includes the song "Send in the Clowns"
1964 musical about Ziegfeld Follies star Fanny Brice
Fanny, Nick Arnstein
"People", "You Are Woman, I Am Man", "Don't Rain on My Parade"
2012 musical based on 2006 independent film
the bittersweet romance of two strangers in Dublin
"Falling Slowly" (Oscar-winning song)
Porgy and Bess
1935 opera by George and Ira Gershwin
based on DuBose Heyward's novel and play Porgy
blacks living in the slums of Charleston, South Carolina
Porgy, Bess, Crown, Sportin' Life
"Summertime", "It Ain't Necessarily So", "I Loves You Porgy" and "I Got Plenty o' Nuttin'".
2012 best musical with lyrics by Cyndi Lauper
a struggling British shoe factory's young, straitlaced owner, Charlie, who forms an unlikely partnership with Lola, a drag queen, to save the business
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