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Broadway Fun Facts

Do you know that the West End Theatre in London comprises a total of 39 theatres? It also has the highest commercial value among the Broadway theatres.

Find some lesser-known facts on Broadway in this fun facts section.

Broadway Fun Facts

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Les Miserables was first premiered in 1985 in London. Ricky Martin appeared as Marius in this play in Chicago. This was his debut Broadway performance.
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Produced by Walt Disney in 1964, the musical movie Mary Poppins has songs composed by the Sherman brothers. The song ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ is also featured in this film.
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The 1986 musical Phantom of the Opera, whose music was given by Andrew Lloyd Webber, is the longest-running musical on Broadway.
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The Broadway center that has the highest commercial value is West End Theatre in London. It comprises a total of 39 theatres.
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Based on Monty Python and the Holy Grail film, the musical Monty Python's Spamalot was an original 2005 Broadway production. The movie won the Best Musical Tony Award.
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Les Miserables was first premiered in 1985 in London. It is considered the largest running musical in the history of the musical world.
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The first Broadway musical of Disney was Beauty and the Beast. It was released in 1994, and Alan Menken gave the music.
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The lead character in the musical Hairspray is named Tracy Turnblad. Other characters in this musical are Edna Turnblad, Wilbur Turnblad, Motormouth Maybelle, and Corny Collins.
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The musical West Side Story is based on the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet. It revolves around New York City’s rival gangs based in the Upper West Side.
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Idina Menzel gave her voice for the character of Elsa in Frozen and starred in the original Broadway cast of Wicked as Elphaba.

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