Past Daily Theater Questions & Answers
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June 9, 2013
#40 Tony-winning actor Sir Ian McKellen is expected to return to Broadway next season in a revival of works by Harold Pinter and Samuel Beckett. He was discovered by a new generation in this film series.
a) "Harry Potter"
b) "Lord of the Rings"
c) "Iron Man"
June 8, 2013
#39 Tony Kushner, who has won two Tony Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and an Emmy, was Oscar-nominated this year for his screenplay for:
b) “Beasts of the Southern Wild”
c) "Silver Linings Playbook"
June 7, 2013
#38 This actress, best known for her screen roles, won a 1953 Oscar and a 1954 Tony.
a) Grace Kelly
b) Audrey Hepburn
c) Katherine Hepburn
June 6, 2013
#37 Amy Morton was a Tony-nominated Best Actress for this season’s revival of “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” Who originated the role of Martha on Broadway?
a) Uta Hagen
b) Elizabeth Taylor
c) Bette Davis
June 5, 2013
#36 Bartlett Sher, Tony-nominated director of this season’s revival of “Golden Boy,” was previously nominated for this other revival of a Clifford Odets play.
a) “The Big Knife”
b) "Waiting for Lefty"
c) “Awake and Sing!”
June 4, 2013
#35 “A Christmas Story, The Musical,” is based on the film that adapted a popular work by:
a) Jean Shepherd
b) Charles Dickens
c) Dave Barry
June 3, 2013
#34 “Bring It On: The Musical,” 2013 Tony nominee for Best Musical, is based on a 2000 film that starred:
a) Alicia Witt
b) Lindsay Lohan
c) Kirsten Dunst
June 2, 2013
#33 Judith Light was Tony-nominated for her performance in this season’s play, “The Assembled Parties.” She won a Tony last season for:
a) "Other Desert Cities"
b) "The Best Man"
c) "The Lyons"
June 1, 2013
#32 She has earned a Tony for her performance in this season’s “Ann,” a one-woman show about Texas governor Ann Richards. She is:
a) Kelli O'Hara
b) Holland Taylor
c) Angela Lansbury
May 31, 2013
#31 In the current revival of Clifford Odets’s “The Big Knife,” Bobby Cannavale plays a Hollywood star. Which actor played the role in the original Broadway production?
a) Jack Palance
b) James Cagney
c) John Garfield
May 30, 2013
#30 Bernadette Peters won her first Tony Award for:
a) “Mack and Mabel”
b) "Song and Dance"
c) "Into the Woods"
May 29, 2013
#29 The principal character of “Motown: The Musical” is:
a) Diana Ross
b) Berry Gordy
c) Smokey Robinson
May 28, 2013
#28 A stage musical of “Rocky,” the Oscar-winning film, is coming to Broadway next season. The show was conceived by:
a) Harold Prince
b) Sylvester Stallone
c) Stephen Sondheim
May 27, 2013
#27 Keith Carradine, one of the stars of this season’s “Hands on a Hard Body,” won an Oscar for Best Original Song. What was the film?
a) “McCabe and Mrs. Miller”
c) “Southern Comfort”
May 26, 2013
#26 Who won the 1957 Tony for Best Actress in a Musical?
a) Ethel Merman (“Happy Hunting”)
b) Judy Holliday (“Bells Are Ringing”)
c) Julie Andrews (“My Fair Lady”)
May 25, 2013
#25 Tom Hanks plays which American columnist in his 2013 Tony-nominated performance in Nora Ephron’s play, “Lucky Guy”?
a) Michael McAlary
b) Walter Winchell
c) J.J. Hunsecker
May 24, 2013
#24 The American Repertory Theatre production of “A Glass Menagerie” is scheduled to come to Broadway this fall. One of its stars, Cherry Jones, has won Tonys for “Doubt” and:
a) “A Moon for the Misbegotten”
b) "The Heiress"
c) "Imaginary Friends"
May 23, 2013
#23 Of these 2002 Tony Award nominees for Best Musical, the winner was:
a) “Thoroughly Modern Millie”
b) “Mamma Mia!”
c) “Urinetown the Musical
May 22, 2013
#22 The book for Tony-winning “Jersey Boys” was co-written by Rick Elice and Marshall Brickman. Brickman may be best known for this other collaboration, resulting in this Oscar-winning screenplay.
a) “Annie Hall”
b) “The Piano”
May 21, 2013
#21 Nathan Lane, Tony-nominated for his performance in this season’s “The Nance,” has previously won two Tonys. Which one of these acclaimed shows didn’t win him a Tony?
a) “The Producers”
b) “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum”
May 20, 2013
#20 Laurie Metcalf, nominated for a 2013 Tony as Best Actress in a Play (“The Other Place”), may be best known for her recurring role in this long-running television series.
May 19, 2013
#19 Al Hirschfeld’s drawings of theater stars appeared in The Times over seven decades, and earned Tony recognition. His fans looked for this name, his daughter’s, hidden within his work.
May 18, 2013
#18 2013 Tony nominee Harvey Fierstein won 1983 Tonys for both Best Play and Best Actor for this Broadway hit.
a) “Torch Song Trilogy”
b) “La Cage Aux Folles”
c) “A Catered Affair”
May 17, 2013
#17 The first Tony Awards were presented in 1947 at this New York City hotel.
a) The Roosevelt Hotel
b) The Waldorf Astoria
c) The Carlyle
May 16, 2013
#16 All but one of the below are traits that previous Tony winner Alan Cumming shares with the title character of “Macbeth,” one of several roles he is now playing in a one-man production.
a) Both are Scottish
b) Both have military backgrounds
c) Both married
May 15, 2013
#15 Ethel Merman, one of the greats of Broadway musical comedy, introduced audiences to all of the songs below except one. Which one is it?
a) “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”
b) “You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun”
c) “I’m Going to Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair”
May 14, 2013
#14 This season’s show with the most Tony nominations is:
b) “Kinky Boots”
c) “A Christmas Story”
May 13, 2013
#13 Rodgers and Hammerstein’s "Cinderella” first saw life as:
a) An Off Broadway show
b) A special television event
c) A record album
May 12, 2013
#12 Which of these “Sex and the City” stars once played the lead role in “Annie” on Broadway?
a) Sarah Jessica Parker
b) Cynthia Nixon
c) Kim Cattrall
May 11, 2013
#11 “The Assembled Parties” is the latest play by Richard Greenberg, who previously won a Tony for:
a) “Take Me Out”
b) "Other Desert Cities"
c) "Speed the Plow"
May 10, 2013
#10 In his first Tony-winning performance, he turned into a rhinoceros onstage without any special effects or makeup.
a) Anthony Quinn
b) Zero Mostel
c) Walter Matthau
May 9, 2013
#9 One of the stars of this season’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” became a movie icon more than 30 years ago with her performance in:
a) “Star Wars”
b) “Fatal Attraction”
May 8, 2013
#8 Marlon Brando made his Broadway stage debut in:
a) “I Remember Mama”
b) “A Streetcar Named Desire"
c) "The Men"
May 7, 2013
#7 The Broadway Play “Ann” is a play on which famous Ann?
a) Ann Landers
b) Ann Richards
c) Ann Margaret
May 6, 2013
#6 The music for “Cinderella” was written by which famous musical theater couple?
a) Rodgers and Hammerstein
b) Kander and Ebb
c) Comden and Green
May 5, 2013
#5 Which new musical has been written by Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein?
a) "Jekyll & Hyde"
b) "Kinky Boots"
May 4, 2013
#4 Which actor is not currently starring in a Broadway production?
a) Alec Baldwin
b) Neil Patrick Harris
c) Matthew Broderick
May 3, 2013
#3 Which Broadway musical was the winner of the Tony Award for Best New Musical in 2012?
May 2, 2013
#2 Which institutional theater company mounted productions of “Cyrano de Bergerac,” “Picnic” and “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” during their 2012-13 theater season?
a) Lincoln Center Theater
b) Manhattan Theatre Club
c) Roundabout Theatre Company
May 1, 2013
#1 “Matilda the Musical” was inspired by a book written by which children’s book author, who also penned “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?”
a) A. A. Milne
b) Roald Dahl
c) Lewis Carroll
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