Broadway Musicals by Critical Review Quiz Stats

Quiz Updated Jul 7, 2015

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Excerpt Musical % Correct
Richard Zoglin, Time: 'Kristin Chenoweth... is a perfect delight as Glinda. In the tougher role of Elphaba, Idina Menzel is possibly even better...'Wicked
Howard Kissel, New York Daily News: 'If you're an ABBA fan, read no further. Just line up at the box office for [title]. Immediately.'Mamma Mia!
Valerie Frankel, The Huffington Post: 'Atheists, South Park fans, the cynical, the perverse and culture vultures will roll in the aisles.'The Book of Mormon
Greg Evans, Variety: 'Simply said, Julie Taymor's staging of Disney's [title] is a marvel, a theatrical achievement unrivaled in its beauty, brains and ingenuity.'The Lion King
Fintan O'Toole, New York Daily News: 'Just as Cumming remakes the role of the Emcee, Natasha Richardson's Sally escapes the shadow of Liza Minnelli.'Cabaret
Howard Kissel, New York Daily News: 'Nathan Lane does his funniest work in years. He dashes about as furiously as an ungainly bulldog, and the futility of it is oddly touching.'The Producers
David Rooney, Variety: 'By the time the ensemble unites on Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin',' even nonbelievers may start inhaling the Aqua Net and embracing their inner rocker.'Rock of Ages
Ben Brantley, The New York Times: 'And while Rose may be a dauntingly single-minded creature, Ms. LuPone now plays her less on one note than any actress I’ve seen.'Gypsy
Charles Isherwood, The New York Times: 'Mr. Groff and Ms. Michele do better in more unadorned performances that... illuminate the confusions and excitements of their characters.'Spring Awakening
Greg Evans, Variety: ‘‘As much tribute as revival, the spirit of Fosse's genius never leaves the stage, and [title], under Walter Bobbie's sharp direction, will dazzle...'Chicago
Excerpt Musical % Correct
Jeremy Gerard, Variety: 'A wonderful cast offers up one sung treasure after another, including... 'Ol' Man River,' sung by Michel Bell, who can't act...'Show Boat
Elysa Gardner, USA Today: 'The young woman who leads that cast, a... dynamo named Marissa Jaret Winokur, is destined to become Broadway's latest and least likely star ingénue.'Hairspray
Ben Brantley, The New York Times: 'Who needs a brass section when you’ve got Sutton Foster?'Anything Goes
Mark Kennedy, AP: 'Goldberg's old part, that of the wannabe-nightclub singer Deloris Van Cartier, is played to perfection by newcomer Patina Miller...'Sister Act
John Simon, New York Magazine: 'As the protagonist, Hugh Jackman looks nothing like the songwriter, entertainer, and disco-era bon vivant Peter Allen...'The Boy from Oz
Steven Suskin, Variety: 'Impressive star performances from Norbert Leo Butz and Aaron Tveit, a lively production, the best sounding new music currently on Broadway...'Catch Me If You Can
Ben Brantley, The New York Times: 'Mr. Kazee and Ms. Milioti, who were fine off Broadway, have taken on the glow required by Broadway stars.'Once
Howard Kissel, New York Daily News: 'In the title role, Chita Rivera is as delectable as ever, dancing and singing with an abandon and sizzle that belie her 60 years.'Kiss of the Spider Woman
Clive Barnes, New York Post: 'The John Kander/Fred Ebb/Rupert Holmes musical... has two things going for it: ...David Hyde Pierce... and... Edward Hibbert.'Curtains
Frank Rich, The New York Times: '[Title] calls itself a 'new Gershwin musical comedy,' and that's what it is...'Crazy for You

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