Broadway Trivia

55 Broadway Trivia Questions For Drama Kids

If you love Broadway musicals, you should test your knowledge with a quiz. See how many questions you can answer in a row. Then quiz your friends to see whether they can beat your score! Here are tricky Broadway trivia questions that only the biggest fans will get right on their first try:

Broadway Trivia Questions:

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In which Broadway musical does Jack sing “There are giants in the sky”?

Into the Woods.

Which of the following Broadway musicals features music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart? The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, The Lion King, or Wicked?

The Phantom of the Opera.

What musical features the song “If I Were a Rich Man”?

Fiddler on the Roof.

Which Broadway musical featured a helicopter onstage?

Miss Saigon.

What Broadway star has won six Tony Awards, which is more performance wins than any other actor and makes them the sole person to win all four acting categories?

Audra McDonald.

Who travels from Allentown, Pennsylvania, to New York City to find stardom in “42nd Street”?

Peggy Sawyer.

Which pandemic plays an important role in the musical Rent?

HIV/AIDS.

What is Harold Hill’s profession in The Music Man?

Con man Harold Hill.

What is the name of Annie’s dog in the musical Annie?

Sandy.

What is the longest-running musical in Broadway history?

The Phantom of the Opera.

What was Disney’s first Broadway musical?

Beauty and the Beast.

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Which character sings “Luck Be a Lady” in Guys and Dolls?

Sky Masterson.

What was one of the first Broadway musicals to center on a homosexual relationship?

La Cage aux Folles.

What is the name of the play Cabaret is based on?

I Am a Camera.

Why does Tevye disown Chava in Fiddler on the Roof?

She marries outside the Jewish faith.

What musical system does Harold Hill subscribe to in The Music Man?

Think System.

What famous Broadway musical features the songs “Dancing Queen,” “Honey, Honey,” and “Chiquitita”?

Mamma Mia!

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What new song was added to Beauty and the Beast when Toni Braxton joined the Broadway production in 1998?

A Change in Me.

What was the first Broadway musical with an all-female creative team?

Waitress.

What costume does the Phantom wear to the masquerade ball in The Phantom of the Opera?

The Red Death.

Which rock opera did the Who compose?

Tommy.

Which character in Hamilton sings “The Room Where It Happens”?

Aaron Burr.

Why is Jean Valjean imprisoned in Les Misérables?

Stealing a loaf of bread.

Which dancer injures his knee in A Chorus Line?

Paul.

Where does Sally Bowles perform in Cabaret?

Kit Kat Klub.

Which musical with an all-black cast broke the record for most Broadway performances?

Shuffle Along.

What kind of gambling operation does Nathan Detroit run in Guys and Dolls?

Craps.

What does the Phantom of the Opera begin with?

An auction of old theatrical memorabilia.

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How many daughters does Tevye have in Fiddler on the Roof?

Five.

Which Broadway musical is based on the 1924 trials of accused murderers Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner?

Chicago.

Which musical tells the story of two friends named Elphaba and Galinda?

Wicked.

Where are the Sharks from in West Side Story?

Puerto Rico.

Who does the Wicked Witch of the West run off with at the end of Wicked?

Scarecrow.

What Broadway musical features the song “Defying Gravity”?

Wicked.

Which musical is based on the songs of ABBA?

Mamma Mia!

What is A Chorus Line based on?

Interviews.

In West Side Story, what terms do both gangs agree to for the rumble?

Fists only.

Who is the main character in My Fair Lady?

Eliza Doolittle.

What was the first Broadway show Julie Andrews appeared in?

The Boy Friend.

Which musical features characters with the names: Emile De Becque, Ensign Nellie Forbush, Luther Billis?

South Pacific.

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What is considered an off-broadway show?

An off-Broadway theatre is any professional theatre venue in Manhattan in New York City with a seating capacity between 100 and 499, inclusive.

Who won a Tony award in 2017 for his starring role in Dear Evan Hansen?

Ben Platt.

Which actress caused a sensation when she played Fanny Brice in the 1964 musical “Funny Girl?”

Barbra Streisand.

What poetry collection was Cats based on?

Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot.

 What year did “Jersey Boys” premiere?

2005.

What Broadway star voiced Queen Elsa in Disney’s CGI-animated musical film Frozen?

Idina Menzel.

Where is “The Phantom of the Opera” set?

Paris.

What Tony Award-winning musical premiered in April 1996?

Rent.

Name the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony-award-winning composer of musicals such as CatsEvita and Jesus Christ Superstar.

Andrew Lloyd Webber.

Which pop legend wrote the music for Billy Elliot: The Musical, which enjoyed huge success in the West End and on Broadway?

Elton John.

The musical West Side Story, which tells the story of rival gangs in New York City’s Upper West Side, is based on which Shakespeare play?

Romeo and Juliet.

What is the name of the lead teen character in the hit musical Hairspray?

Tracy Turnblad.

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What is the name of the carnivorous Venus flytrap plant in Little Shop of Horrors?

Audrey II.

What is the name of the character played by Renée Zellweger in the movie adaptation of Chicago?

Roxie Hart.

Which musical features a group of drama students at New York’s High School for the Performing Arts?

Fame.

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