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Well, my "little vacation" ended up lasting two and a half years... funny how life steers your life in directions you weren't planning on. I'll start off with occasional posts, but I fully plan to resume this blog to full speed by the new year.

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Jeff

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Broadway Crossword by Blog #5: Original vs Revival: The Answers

Thanks to all of you who took the time to play, and to those of you who took the time to offer suggestions and your thoughts!  With so much coming up in the next couple of months, it probably won't until summer before I get to a new crossword puzzle.  But I might sneak in a smaller puzzle or game, just to mix things up!

Here, at long last, is the list of answers to Crossword #5: Original vs. Revival!

Across:


1 1973 original production/2010 revival  A Little Night Music
6 1987's Witch  Bernadette Peters
8 Theatrical home to the 1984 original production   Palace
9 Classic 1957 musical   West Side Story
11 2011 Narrator; popular CNN show host/reporter   Anderson Cooper
12 Tony-winning lead actor in 2010 Best Play Revival   Denzel Washington
14 1968 original production/2009 revival   Hair
17 2011's Finch and former Equus star   Daniel Radcliffe
19 He directed the 1973 original   Harold Prince
22 2010's Henrik, a London import   Alexander Hanson
24 Theatrical home to the current revival   Longacre
25 2010's Tony and Olivier Award-winning ZaZa   Douglas Hodge


26 He'll be this year's Billy Crocker   Colin Donnell
27 He was 1987's male lead in Anything Goes  Howard McGillin
28 In 1987, she was a 3D prop   Milky White
29 1995 Narrator; CBS news anchor legend   Walter Cronkite
30 1995 director; he also directed Jersey Boys   Des McAnuff
33 She is also known as Mame or Nellie Lovett   Angela Lansbury
36 Producing the 2011 revival   Roundabout
37 1973's Henrik, the original Demon Barber of Fleet Street   Len Cariou


39 Shortened title for 1995 revival/2011 revival   How to Succeed
40 She's been Millie, Jo, Fiona and now Reno   Sutton Foster
42 Produced the 1987 revival   Lincoln Center
43 2011's Smitty, she's a former Kate Monster and American Idiot   Mary Faber
44 The original Anita   Chita Rivera
45 Playwright of 31 Down   August Wilson


46 2009's Claude, and a former La Cage Jean-Michel   Gavin Creel
48 This year, she'll have her eye on J. Pierrepont Finch   Rose Hemingway
49 2009's Berger; this year, he's riding Priscilla to Broadway   Will Swenson
50 He sang "Song on the Sand" with 18 Down   Gene Barry
51 2011 director; he also directed Promises, Promises   Rob Ashford
52 The 2009 revival has songs and dialogue translated into this language   Spanish
53 The original "Send in the Clowns" singer   Glynis Johns
54 2nd word of the title of the 2008 hit revival   Boeing


Down:


2 2010's Desiree   Catherine Zeta-Jones
3 She was the first to sing "Liaisons"   Hermione Gingold
4 1995's Smitty, she is Sister Act's Mother Superior   Victoria Clark
5 1995's J. Pierrepont Finch   Matthew Broderick
7 1987's Reno Sweeney, she was On the Verge this season   Patti LuPone
10 In 1995, she was happy to keep his dinner warm   Megan Mullally
13 He directed the Catherine/Angela 2010 revival   Trevor Nunn

15 1984 original production/2010 revival   La Cage aux Folles
16 1968's Claude; he also co-wrote the show   James Rado
18 1984's ZaZa; he also drove Norma Desmond around L.A.   George Hearn
20 Tony-winning lead actor in 1987 Best Play; he drives Miss Daisy   James Earl Jones
21 2002's Witch and former Spider Woman   Vanessa Williams


23 In 2002, he played the bovine prop   Chad Kimball
31 1987's Best Play   Fences
32 He just left the role of Georges   Kelsey Grammer
34 Hair's original Berger   Gerome Ragni
35 1987 revival/2011 revival   Anything Goes
38 1987 original production/2002 revival   Into the Woods
41 Tony Award-winning Anita   Karen Olivo
47 1st word of the title of the 1965 flop play   Boeing


Jeff
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