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Broadway Musicals

List comprised of the 100 longest shows on Broadway and hints to identify with. Also includes cards with the works the musicals are based upon.
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Longest Running of all time, composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paris, Opera, and a Chandelier falls. Won best musical Tony.
Phantom of the Opera
2nd Longest running, also by Lloyd Webber. Jellicle Ball, Mr. Mistoffelees, and Macavity. Set in a London Junkyard, won Tony for Best Musical.
Cats
Author of Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, which Cats is based on.
T.S. Eliot
Best Musical- set during the French Revolution. I Dreamed a Dream, Jean Valjean, and Cossette.
Les Miserables.
Author of the Novel Les Miserables.
Victor Hugo
Best Musical- group of Broadway performers competing for parts in the CHORUS.
A Chorus Line
Currently running, Won Best Revival. Flappers, Murderesses, and Roxie Hart.
Chicago
1998 Best Musical. Currently running.
The Lion King.
Also Disney- the Movie was nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award. Closed in 2007.
Beauty and the Beast
Five Hundred, twenty-five thousand, six hundred minutes.
Idina Menzel.
Based upon Puccini's Madame Butterfly, relocated to 1970s Vietnam. Ran in the 1990's.
Miss Saigon
ABBA- currently running.
Mamma Mia!
Set in 1930s New York, a girl from Allentown, PA wants to star in a big broadway show. Won Best Musical 1981.
42nd Street
Danny & Sandy... You're the One That I Want, Greased Lightnin', and Hand Jive.
Grease
Set during Jewish Pogroms, wont Best Musical 1965, starring Zero Mostel.
Fiddler on the Roof
Currently Running, starring Idina Menzel and Kristin Chenoweth. Songs include Defying Gravity, Popular, and I'm Not that Girl.
Wicked
The original show starred Carol Channing as a nosy, lovable New York Matchmaker. Songs include It Only Takes a Moment, Put on Your Sunday Clothes, and the title Song.
Hello, Dolly!
Took on Carol's role in the 1969 Film.
Barbra Streisand
I Could Have Danced all Night, On the Street Where You Live, Wouldn't it be Loverly. Original show starred Julie Andrews, Film starred Audrey Hepburn. Both Starred Rex Harrison.
My Fair Lady
2003's Best Musical, satrring an overweight dancing Baltimorian.
Hairspray
Won Best Musical 2003, upsetting Wicked. Kind of like Rent, but with Puppets.
Avenue Q
Bialystock & Bloom, Springtime for Hitler, and Nathan Lane & Matthew Broderick.
The Producers