Special Sub-Topic: Broadway Showtunes - What Comes Next?
|Complete the lyrics -
"Just thinking about tomorrow..."|
Clears away the cobwebs and the sorrow. "Tomorrow" from the musical "Annie"
"Annie" opened on Broadway on April 21st 1977 and ran for a spectacular 2,377 performances.
|How does this line end? "She said my boy I think someday, you'll find a way, to make your natural tendencies pay..."|
You'll be a dentist. "Dentist" from the musical "Little Shop Of Horrors"
"Little Shop Of Horrors" was successful not only as stage show but as a movie too. Ellen Greene was lucky enough to star as 'Audrey' in BOTH!
|What does Florence sing next? "What's going on around me, is barely making sense..."|
I need some explanations fast!. "Nobody's Side" from the musical "Chess".
There have been rumours that Tim Rice's own relationships mirror the double life of the Russian player in his story.
|Finish this song lyric - "Holding hands at midnight 'neath the starry sky..."|
Nice work if you can get it and you can get it if you try. "Nice Work If You Can Get It" from the musical "Crazy For You"
In 1918 came the very first Gershwin collaboration ever to be heard in a musical. The song was written for the musical "Ladies First" and entitled "The Real American Folk Song". This was later inserted into the musical that became "Crazy For You" as the opening of Act 2.
|What comes next? "I'll show you the proper ploys when you talk to boys..."|
Little ways to flirt and flounce. "Popular" from the musical "Wicked".
"Wicked", written in 2003, based on the best-selling novel by Gregory Maguire. It is the untold story of the Witches of Oz.
|How does this line finish? "Is that all that we are good for..."|
Just a stretch of mortal time. "Written In The Stars" from the musical "Aida"
Musical staging for "Aida" was done by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento who also staged musical spectaculars such "Wicked", "The Who's Tommy" & "How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying".
|How do Tootie, Agnes and Esther finish this song? "One live as two, two live as one..."|
Under the bamboo tree. "Under The Bamboo Tree" from the musical "Meet Me In St. Louis"
Sally Benson's 'Kensington Stories' was the basis for "Meet Me In St. Louis". On March 1st 1942 MGM purchased the screen rights to "Meet Me In St. Louis" for the sum of $25,000.
|Complete the lyric - "Little fish, little fish..."|
Do you think I'll get my wish. "Little Lamb" from the musical "Gypsy".
The starring role of 'Rose' has been created and adapted by many different actresses over the years. "Gypsy" saw Ethel Merman star as its original 'Rose', we then went on to watch Natalie Wood, Bette Midler, Angela Lansbury, Tyne Daley and Bernadette Peters bring this character to life on both stage and screen.
|What do the Jets sing next? "Gee Officer Krupke I'm down on my knees..."|
'Cause no-one wants a fella with a social disease. "Gee Officer Krupke" from the musical "West Side Story"
In the 1961 film of "West Side Story" the part of Maria was played by Natalie Wood, although it is not her voice you hear in the film. It is in fact the voice of Marni Nixon who also was used sometimes as a voiceover for Rita Moreno who played Anita.
|What comes next? "Though I've made a name with hotel detectives who break down doors..."|
Guess who they expect to see. "You Can Always Count On Me" from the musical "City Of Angels"
The original book for "City Of Angels" was written by Larry Gelbart. He co-incidentally was the man who wrote the hit TV series 'M*A*S*H'.
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