The Great Broadway Musical Quiz

It's not as hard as you might think. A little brains, a little talent, a little history, a lot of singing. Have fun!
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Last updated: May 9, 2014
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Musical most connected to John F. Kennedy's presidency; 'If Ever I Would Leave You'
A baseball fan sells his soul for a chance at Major League stardom; 'Whatever Lola Wants'
Damn Yankees
'Romeo and Juliet' reset in the Big Apple and a gang war; 'Gee, Officer Krupke'
West Side Story
Musical adaptation of Shaw's 'Pygmalion'; 'The Rain In Spain'
My Fair Lady
Gregory Maguire's story of Dorothy Gale's antagonist in Oz; 'Defying Gravity'
Puccini's 'La Boheme' moves to New York with new songs; 'Seasons of Love'
Damon Runyan NYC short stories of love and gambling; 'Luck Be A Lady'
Guys and Dolls
Lerner-Lowe take on the California Gold Rush; 'They Call the Wind Mariah'
Paint Your Wagon
Love and Nazis in a Weimar Republic nightclub; 'Willkommen'
An inventive slave makes a bid for freedom in ancient Rome; 'Comedy Tonight'
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
'Monty Python and the Holy Grail' set to music; 'I Am Not Dead Yet'
Several fairy tales, including Cinderella and Red Riding Hood, continue beyond 'Happily Ever After'; 'On the Steps of the Palace'
Into The Woods
Musical version of the New Testament Books of Matthew and Luke; 'Day By Day'
Farmers and ranchers combine to create a new U.S. state; 'Surrey With The Fringe On the Top'
Musical treatment of Thornton Wilder's 'The Matchmaker'; 'Put On Your Sunday Clothes'
Hello, Dolly!
A flim-flam man sells a marching band to unbelieving Iowans; 'Seventy-Six Trombones'
The Music Man
Musical treatment of Elvis' 1958 induction into the Army; 'Put On A Happy Face'
Bye Bye Birdie
Two fathers pretend to feud to get their kids together; 'Soon It's Gonna Rain'
The Fantasticks
'Sesame Street' gets an 'R' rating; 'What Do You Do with a B.A. in English?'
Avenue Q
An ex-nun teaches a family to sing in Nazi-era Austria; 'Climb Every Mountain'
The Sound of Music
Level 52
Jan 5, 2015
Great quiz! Though The Fantastiks was never on Broadway
Level 32
Dec 9, 2021
Excellent quiz, with a fine range of titles. In the Paint Your Wagon clue, an E needs to be added to "Loewe" and an H subtracted from "Maria."