Any Questions #411: "Tony-Winning Musicals In Other Words"

Jul 12, 2019

WAMC's Ian Pickus and resident quizzer Mike Nothnagel switch spots for a trivia duel.

Last week's challenge: Start with the phrase YOUNG VOTERS. Rearrange the letters to spell a two-word phrase (six letters, five letters) for things a hippie might have listened to at Woodstock. What is the phrase?
Answer: GROOVY TUNES.

On-air questions: On this date in 1804, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton died a day after being shot by Vice President Aaron Burr in a duel. The Founding Father wrote the bulk of the Federalist Papers and was a key factor in the creation of the U.S. Constitution. Chances are you’ve heard of a little musical that covers these events and more. “Hamilton” has won just about every award you can think of, including the 2016 Tony for Best Musical. In honor of that award, today’s show features other Best Musical Tony winners in other words.

1.1983: Snowball, Snowball II, Garfield, Felix, Stimpy, Tom.
2. 1980: María Eva Duarte (de Perón)  
3. 1977: Oakley, Potts, or Lennox
4. 2006: Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio, Nick Massi and Frankie Valli
5. 1971: Alphabet, or Amazon, or Wal-Mart, or Apple, or Tesla, or Visa, or Capital One

Extra credit
1. 1960: Like a chime that flies from a church on a breeze, like a brook when it trips and falls over stones on its way, like a lark who is learning to pray……..or, put another way, a violin trill, an aria, percussion, a guitar solo....
2. 1985: The Mississippi, The Amazon, The Nile, The Yangtze

This week's challenge
Start with the phrase GREAT WHITE WAY. Change one letter to an N and you can spell a two-word phrase that might describe a trip to Jamaica. What is the phrase?

ANSWERS
On-air questions

1. “Cats”  (“Cats,” based on a work by T.S. Eliot, ran from 1982 to 2000 on Broadway, and is the fourth longest-running Broadway show)
2. “Evita” (The title role was originated on Broadway by Patti LuPone and later picked up by Madonna in the 1996 film adaptation)
3. “Annie” (Among the many actresses to portray Annie on Broadway during the original run and two revivals, including the most recent in 2012, is Sarah Jessica Parker)
4. “Jersey Boys” (One character in the play is an actor named Joey Pesci, who is from Newark)
5. “Company” (A London production begun in 2018 is the first with a female Bobbie lead)

Extra credit
1. “The Sound of Music” (in a tie with “Fiorello”)
2. “Big River”