Quiz about Modern Rock Musicals
Quiz about Modern Rock Musicals

Modern Rock Musicals Trivia Quiz

Rock music and Broadway musicals? They do go together well. Can you match the musical artist to the rock musical their songs are featured in?

A matching quiz by GBfan. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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3 mins
Match Quiz
Quiz #
Mar 02 23
# Qns
Avg Score
9 / 10
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Mobile instructions: Press on an answer on the right. Then, press on the gray box it matches on the left.
(a) Drag-and-drop from the right to the left, or (b) click on a right side answer box and then on a left side box to move it.
1. American Idiot  
2. On Your Feet!  
Bono and The Edge
3. Head Over Heels  
Phil Collins
4. The Iron Man  
Bryan Adams
5. Movin' Out  
Billy Joel
6. We Will Rock You  
Pete Townshend
7. Tarzan (The Musical)  
Green Day
8. Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark  
The Go-Go's
9. Pretty Woman: The Musical   
Diana Ross and Michael Jackson
10. The Wiz  
Gloria Estefan

Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. American Idiot

Answer: Green Day

Released in 2010, "American Idiot" ran for 422 performances on Broadway. Celebrating the music of the pop punk band, Green Day, lead singer Billie Jo Armstrong appeared in the play. The cast album won the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
2. On Your Feet!

Answer: Gloria Estefan

A shortened title of the song "Get On Your Feet" by Gloria Estefan became the name of a Broadway play celebrating the life of Gloria and her husband Emilio. It premiered in 2015 and told the rags to riches story of a young woman in Cuba getting her big break. The play was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Choreography.
3. Head Over Heels

Answer: The Go-Go's

This musical only had just over a six month run on Broadway from the summer of 2018 to January of 2019. "Head Over Heels" was a musical comedy featuring the music of The Go-Go's, an '80s all girl rock group famous for songs like "Vacation", "We Got The Beat", and of course, "Head Over Heels".
4. The Iron Man

Answer: Pete Townshend

The Who's lead guitarist, Pete Townshend, created "The Iron Man". The stage version made it to the Young Vic Theatre in London, England in 1993. The musical did bring the band together as lead singer Roger Daltrey joined the cast and bassist John Entwistle performed with his bandmates on two songs in the production.
5. Movin' Out

Answer: Billy Joel

Dancer and choreographer Twyla Tharp envisioned a musical based on the music of Billy Joel. "Movin' Out" features a piano man above the stage playing songs with characters from Billy's greatest hits. Brenda and Eddie from "Scenes From An Italian Restaurant" and Anthony from the title track are just two of the featured characters from the 2002 musical extravaganza.
6. We Will Rock You

Answer: Queen

Before the movie "Bohemian Rhapsody" brought the Queen story to life, the West End play "We Will Rock You" kept Queen's legacy intact. The plot of the story is that in the future everyone is required to look and act the same, rock music is unknown. The music of Freddie Mercury ignites a change in their lifestyle.

The play opens with Queen hits "Innuendo" and "Radio Ga Ga" and closes with "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions".
7. Tarzan (The Musical)

Answer: Phil Collins

"Tarzan (The Musical)" opened on Broadway in 2006. Following the success of the animated Disney film in 1999, Phil Collins' music was once again featured in the production. The tale of a young boy raised by gorillas in Africa and falling in love with Jane is a classic love story.
8. Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark

Answer: Bono and The Edge

Marvel's webbed superhero was turned into a rock musical with the help of two of U2's key members, Bono and lead guitarist, The Edge. The play was marred by multiple injuries during production, delays, and negative reviews but "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" premiered in June of 2011 and closed on January 2014.
9. Pretty Woman: The Musical

Answer: Bryan Adams

'80s rocker Bryan Adams and songwriter Jim Vallance were responsible for huge hits including "Run To You" and "Heaven". They teamed up again in 2018 to add music to the musical production of the Julia Roberts and Richard Gere film, "Pretty Woman". The play received a lot of negative reviews including the music that Bryan and Jim brought to the production.

Their songs were considered "bland" and didn't add the spark so needed in the musical.
10. The Wiz

Answer: Diana Ross and Michael Jackson

"The Wiz" actually carried the full name of "The Wiz: The Super Soul Musical 'Wonderful Wizard of Oz'". The musical opened in Baltimore in 1974 but received its biggest impetus when it was turned into a major Hollywood movie featuring Diana Ross as Dorothy and Michael Jackson as the Scarecrow. Songs like "Home" and "Ease On Down The Road" became pop hits for Diana and Michael as the movie and musical reached its peak success.
Source: Author GBfan

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