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THEA Exam #4
THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, 1988
Webber, lyr Charles Hart, based on Gaston
Leroux novel, most financially successful musical to date; this is "Masquerade".
mus Benny Anderson & Bjorn Ulvaeus (ABBA), lyr Tim Rice (asked Webber), dir Nunn
mus/lyr Sondheim, bk John Weidman
MISS SAIGON , 1991
loosely based on Puccini's opera, Madame Butterfly, by Les Miz team: Claude Michel Schönberg, Alain Boublil, Eng lyr Rich Maltby Jr., prod Mackintosh
JELLY'S LAST JAM, 1992
Mus of Jelly Roll Morton
KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, 1993
Kander & Ebb
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, 1994
Menken, Ashman, & Rice
mus/lyr/bk Jonathan Larson
THE LION KING, 1997
Elton John & Tim Rice, dir Julie Taymor, prod. Disney
JEKYLL & HYDE, 1997
Wildhorn & Bricusse, after novel by Robert Louis Stevenson
Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty, after E.L. Doctorow novel.
mus Elton John, lyr Tim Rice, after Verdi Opera
THE PRODUCERS, 2001
bk Tom Meehan & Mel Brooks, mus Mel Brooks, dir/chor Susan Stroman, most Tonys in history.
bk/lyr Greg Kotis, mus/lyr Mark Hollman
MAMMA MIA! (music of ABBA, Swedish rock group of 80's), 2001
Tonys incl Best Musical (many Tonys also to URINETOWN, INTO THE WOODS (Sondheim revival, st Vanessa Williams as the witch). Now a film.
bk Tom Meehan, lyr Sharman and Whitman
mus/lyr Stephen Schwartz, Edina Menzel
AVENUE Q, 2003
Robert Lopez, Jeff Marx, puppets
The 25th Annual Putnam County SPELLING BEE, 2005
mus/lyr William Finn, dir James Lapine
SPRING AWAKENING, 2006
bk/lyr Steven Sater, mus Duncan Sheik, after Austrian Franz Wedekind 1891 play, which was banned from the stage for years for its theme of Victorian repressed sexuality
YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 2007
bk Thomas Meehan, mus/lyr Mel Brooks (based on his 1970's film), dir Susan Stroman
IN THE HEIGHTS, 2008
mus/lyr/st Lin-Manuel Miranda, about Washington Heights neighborhood in NYC; 4 Tonys, including best musical and score; now being made into a film for which Miranda will be a producer.
dir/chor/co-bk Bill T. Jones (SPRING AWAKENING Tony), mus Fela.
THE BOOK OF MORMAN, 2011
created by Trey Parker & Matt Stone ("South Pa4rk"), mus Robert Lopez (AVENUE Q), 9 Tonys.
Bill T. Jones
B.U. graduate, chor/Tony SPRING AWAKENING, dir/chor FELA!
BILLY ELLIOT, 2008
mus Elton John