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The Great White Way
Broadway was originally a Native American trail that ran the length of Manhattan. A section of this road now symbolizes the center of the American theater industry. Nicknamed the great white way because of all the lights that lit up the signs.
Based on the film by Walt Disney - Book by P.L Travens. Tells the tale of a nanny who is "Practically PERFECT in every way." Music by the Sherman Brothers.
Produced by Disney . Based on the 1899 newsboys in NYC. Written by Alan Menken & Harvey Fierstein.
The lion King
based on 1994 Disney film. Music by Elton John & Tim Rice. Directed by Julie Taymor. Used puppets and African costumes. Tells the story of simba.
The untold story of the Wizard of OZ. Elphaba(the wicked witch) and Glinda the good. Based on a novel by Gregory Maguire.
Based on a popular comic-strip. Originally opened in 1977. Tells the story of a spunky and positive orphan girl named Annie living in 1930's NYC. She goes to live with a billionaire named Daddy Warbucks.
Spider-man: Turn off the Dark
Rock Musical. Written by U2 members: Bono & The Edge. Directed by Julie Taymor. Tells the origin story of Spider-man. Made headlines for lengthy delays and injuries during the previews.
Fiddler on the Roof
Tells of a Russian man, Tevye, and his five daughters. he must cope both with the strong-willed actions of his three older daughters - each one's choice of husband moves further away from the customs of his Jewish Faith.
The phantom of the Opera
Longest running show in Broadway History. Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on a French novel. The central plot revolves around a beautiful soprano, Christine, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius.
2nd longest show in Broadway history. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Based on poetry by T.S. Elliot. Famous for costumes and makeup.
Written by Mel Brooks. Based on a movie by Brooks. Comedy about two Broadway Producers trying a "Get rich scheme." They try to produce a musical that will flop so they can run off with the startup money. But they end up creating a huge hit.
Based on a french novel. 19th Century France, tells the story of Jean Valjean, a French peasant, and his question redemption after serving 19 years in jail for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving children. Valjean decides to break his parole and start anew after a kindly bishop inspires him to. He is tracked down by a police inspector named Javert. Along the way he and other characters are swept into a revolutionary period in France.
Tells the story of overweight teenage Tracy Turnblad and her journey to dance on "The Corny Collins" TV show. Deals with racial discrimination in 1960's Baltimore.
You're a good man, Charlie Brown
1967 Musical Comedy based on Charles Schulz's Peanuts Comic-strip. Simple cast & Staging. Originally designed just to be music, not a musical. Not much of a plot, just a bunch of scenes featuring the peanuts characters.
Based on a 2000 movie. Music by Elton John. Tells the story of a young motherless boy who gives up boxing and starts taking ballet. The UK town is experiencing a coal Miners strike.
Based on a Roald Dahl children's novel. Tells the story of a 5 year old girl, Matilda, who loves reading. Her parents, the Wormwoods are awful. Her school's head mistress, Mrs.Trunchbull is a bully. But she knows her story can be great.
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