Questions to How Well Do You Know Broadway?


       Here are the questions to the Jeopardy! answers about shows in the category “The New York Times Theatre” that I posted before last week:   

  1. Based on a movie, this musical about an Irish guy & a Czech girl uses song & dance in a way I’ve never experienced in an American musical: to convey a beautiful shimmer of might-have-been-regret. – What is “Once?”?
  2. In 1996 I reviewed the revival of this Kander & Ebb musical whose jaded take on celebrity worship & fractured justice were timely then; I said I hoped it would run for a long time – little did I know it would still be playing today. – What is “Chicago?”
  3. When it comes to Shakespeare, I must have seen at least a dozen productions of this tragedy, with everyone from Liev Schreiber to Jude Law as the prince. – What is “Hamlet?”
  4. Tom Hanks made his Broadway debut playing tabloid columnist Mike McAlary in “Lucky Guy,” written by this woman, a close friend of Hanks; unlike some of the movies she wrote & directed, her play feels only newsprint deep. – Who is Nora Ephron?
  5. A 1997 revival of this Ibsen classic made me remember why I love the theatre; the play is more than a century old, but it felt like the part of Nora had only just been written, & written specifically for Janet McTeer. – What is “A Doll’s House?”

I’m a little embarrassed that I got only one of them correct, and I even saw one of the ones I missed!  How did you do? 

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Randolph Mase, Fiction Writer

My Novels:

Death on Broadway

Death Beneath the Streets

Death in Central Park

Death in The Cloisters (coming soon!)

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