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Broadway Musicals

by Mrs. Riordan

DescriptionMusical Title
Modern adaptation of Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. Miss Saigon
Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, based on a book of poetry by T. S. Eliot. Musical hit - "Memories." Characters: Magical Mr. Mistoffelees, Macavity, Grizabella, Mungojerrie And Rumpelteazer. Cats
First musical by composer Richard Rodgers and librettist Oscar Hammerstein, written in 1943. It tells the story of cowboy Curly McLain and his romance with farm girl Laurey Williams in a 1906 western town. Oklahoma
Based on the songs of ABBA, a young bride invites three of her mother's former boyfriends to her wedding to figure out which one is her father. Hit song "Dancing Queen." Mamma Mia
Tells the story of Elphaba, the future Wicked Witch of the West and her relationship with Galinda, the Good Witch of the North. Wicked
This rock musical tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive and create in New York's Lower East Side in the thriving days of the Bohemian East Village, under the shadow of AIDS. Rent
Tells the story of the "mad" knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by author Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Musical Number "Impossible Dream." Man of La Mancha
Set in Charlemagne's France, based loosely on the hunchback son of Charlemagne. A story about a boy prince searching for fulfillment. Pippin
Released prisoner Jean Valjean leads a cast of characters who struggle for redemption during the French Revolution in the 19th Century. Based on the novel by Victor Hugo. Longest-running Broadway musical in history. Les Miserables
1975 musical about seventeen Broadway singers and dancers auditioning for spots on a stage. Signature song "What I Did for Love." A Chorus Line
Based on "Romeo and Juliet," this 1950's story of two rival NY gangs of different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Tony falls in love with Maria of the opposite gang. Musical Numbers: "Tonight" and "I Feel Pretty." West Side Story
This Andrew Lloyd Weber focuses on a beautiful soprano, Christine DaaƩ, who becomes the obsession of a mysterious, disfigured musical genius. Phantom of the Opera
Created by: Academic Team