Broadway's CINDERELLA to be Featured on JEOPARDY! Tomorrow
The hit Broadway musical CINDERELLA has announce that the Tony Award-winning show will be featured as an entire category on the Tuesday, November 26th telecast of JEOPARDY!, America's Favorite Quiz Show . (Check local listings for broadcast times in your area.)
JEOPARDY! and its host Alex Trebek are celebrating 30 years of "answers and questions," and while JEOPARDY! has presented thousands of clues about Broadway to contestants through the years, 2013 marks the first time that JEOPARDY! has presented entire categories about a single Broadway show: in addition to the upcoming telecast featuring Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, JEOPARDY! previously featured a category on WICKED in October, coinciding with the musical's 10th anniversary on Broadway.
The CINDERELLA on Broadway category is presented by the musical's Tony-nominated star, actress Laura Osnes and members of JEOPARDY!'s Clue Crew, and was shot on the sets of CINDERELLA on stage at the Broadway Theatre in New York City.
Examples of the types of categories JEOPARDY! has featured from the Great White Way since its Syndicated debut in 1984 include "Broadway Musicals," "Broadway Lyrics," "Long Runs on Broadway," "Broadway Debuts," and "Pop Singers on Broadway."
The JEOPARDY! Clue Crew, a group of roving correspondents who travel the world taping clues, have visited more than a dozen Broadway sets to produce clues, including "Avenue Q", "The Phantom of the Opera", "Les Miserables," "The Producers," "Hairspray,""Oklahoma!", "RENT," "The Lion King," and "Monty Python's Spamalot." Working with the production teams of the Broadway shows, JEOPARDY! has provided its millions of viewers with "backstage" access to some of biggest hits in theater.
JEOPARDY! has showcased Broadway in other ways as well, including full categories presented by theatre luminaries such as Edward Albee and Andrew Lloyd Webber asking contestants about their work. Additionally, JEOPARDY! has featured actors/casts from some of the biggest Broadway shows presenting clues (and when they are from musicals, performing parts of the score). Shows with clues presented by cast members include "Mamma Mia", "Jersey Boys" and "The Color Purple".
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