WIN TICKETS to CHICAGO in Baltimore!

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The contest has ended.  Thank you all for entering!  There are some seriously hardcore Chicago fans in Baltimore!  I thought I was bad... 

The correct answers are below.  The winners have been notified and will be named in Tuesday's Charm City Stage Door column.  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Come on, babe!  Celebrate the New Year with tickets to the opening night performance of Chicago: The Musical at Baltimore’s Hippodrome Theatre!  Win one of 5 pairs of tickets to the slickest show in town for the January 2, 2007 performance at 8PM.

Of course, it would be a crime to make this contest too easy, right?  Below are 35 questions, plus 10 tie-breakers, about all of the famous Roxies, Velmas, Billys and Matron Mama Mortons from the record-breaking revival still packin’ ‘em in on Broadway. 

So, answer as many as you can and send it in! You don't have to answer them all! 

Rules: 

  • Winners of any BroadwayWorld contests in 2006, or immediate relatives of anyone employed by BroadwayWorld.com, the Hippodrome Theatre, or the Chicago Company are not eligible to win this contest. 
  • All entries must be received by Sunday, December 31 at Noon. 
  • Winners will be selected from entries with the most correct answers. 
  • You DO NOT have to answer all of the questions to enter. 
  • In the event there are entries with the same number correct, including tie-breakers, winners will be drawn from all of those entries. 
  • BroadwayWorld.com is not responsible for lost or late entries.

Along with your answers, please include your full name, age, phone number, and where you are from.  Submit your answers to: jameshoward@broadwayworld.com.  (This email address IS correct. IF YOU SUBMITTED AN ENTRY PRIOR TO DECEMBER 26th, PLEASE RESUBMIT IT TO THIS ADDRESS.  Thanks!)

Here’s hoping you have better luck than Hunyak!

FAMOUS ROXIE HARTS 

  1. She played Peter Pan and was in My One and Only on Broadway.  Sandy Duncan
  2. She is currently Cassie in A Chorus Line on Broadway.  Charlotte D'Amboise
  3. She was the only female driver on the TV show Taxi. Marilu Henner
  4. She is currently featured in The Wedding Singer on Broadway, playing a Madonna wannabe. Amy Spanger
  5. She won a Tony for her role in Contact. KAREN ZIEMBA
  6. She was the host of Trading Spaces, and her husband is currently playing the Grinch on Broadway. PAIGE DAVIS
  7. She used to be Mrs. Mike Tyson. ROBIN GIVENS
  8. She is Mrs. Antonio Banderas. MELANIE GRIFFITH
  9. She is Mrs. Tom Hanks. RITA WILSON
  10. She recently feuded with Tom Cruise over post-partum depression.  (They recently made up!) BROOKE SHIELDS
  11. As of December 31st, this original revival Velma will play Roxie (So far, she is the only person to play both roles in the Broadway Company.) BEBE NEUWIRTH (BREAK A LEG TONIGHT, BEBE!)

FAMOUS VELMA KELLYS

  1. This British stage star played Roxie in London, and Velma on Broadway.  Her husband is currently Roger in Rent. RUTHIE HENSHALL
  2. She is currently playing Sheila in A Chorus Line on Broadway, standing right next to #2. DIEDRE GOODWIN
  3. She played Whitley in A Different World. JASMINE GUY
  4. She was in NYPD Blue and the first season of Desperate Housewives. SHARON LAWRENCE
  5. She was featured in the movie Moulin Rouge, and also played Velma in London, when #12 was Roxie.  CAROLINE O'CONNOR (NOT NICOLE KIDMAN, WHICH WOULD HAVE BEEN REALLY COOL!  AND UTE LEMPER DID PLAY VELMA TO RUTHIE'S ROXIE, BUT UTE WAS NOT FEATURED IN MOULIN ROUGE)

FAMOUS MAMA MORTONS

  1. She played the original Effie in Dreamgirls on Broadway. JENNIFER HOLLIDAY (JENNIFER HUDSON IS IN THE MOVIE, DREAMGIRLS)
  2. She was “Everybody’s Girl” in Steel Pier, and won a Tony for her role in the play Redwood Curtain. DEBRA MONK
  3. She won her Tony for The Life and was also in How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.   LILLIAS WHITE

FAMOUS BILLY FLYNNS

  1. He is currently starring as Zach in A Chorus Line on Broadway, and he directed [title of show]. MICHAEL BERESSE
  2. He won his Tony for The Life, and his daughter is currently in Spring Awakening on Broadway. CHUCK COOPER
  3. He is Mr. Idina menzel, and an original cast Rent-er. TAYE DIGGS
  4. His wife is #4 above, and he played Billy opposite her.  He played the Emcee in Cabaret, but is probably most famous for playing the gay brother on Six Feet Under. MICHAEL C. HALL
  5. He has appeared on Dancing with the Stars, and is famous for his tan. GEORGE HAMILTON
  6. He was famous for coming in second on Dancing with the Stars, and he played on Seinfeld. JOHN O'HURLEY
  7. He played Jason Seaver (the dad) on Growing Pains. ALAN THICKE
  8. This late actor starred on TV in Vega$. ROBERT URICH
  9. This stand up comic and TV talk show host might be most well known for being a regular on Whose Line Is It Anyway? WAYNE BRADY
  10. He was in Steel Pier with #5 and #18, and was first famous for being in TV’s Trapper John, MD. GREGORY HARRISON
  11. He is currently Javert in the revival of Les Miserables on Broadawy, and is the first African-American to play Javert. NORM LEWIS
  12. He is a very famous R & B singer who goes by his first name. USHER (RAYMOND IS HIS LAST NAME)
  13. He was a Backstreet Boy. KEVIN RICHARDSON (JOEY FATONE WAS IN N'SYNC AND HAS YET TO APPEAR IN CHAICAGO)
  14. He sang the theme song from Back to the Future and had a cameo in that movie. He also is the current Billy Flynn. HUEY LEWIS
  15. He had the famous line, “Nobody puts Baby in the corner!” in the movie Dirty Dancing.  He said that line to the original Billy Flynn, Jerry Orbach. PATRICK SWAYZE
  16. He was one of TV’s Dukes of HazzardTOM WOPAT (YES, JOHN SCHNEIDER DOES BROADWAY, BUT NOT CHICAGO, YET)

TIE-BREAKERS

  1. Mama Morton:  She won a Tony for Hollywood Arms, and originated the role of Fraulein Kost in the Cabaret revival and played Donna in Mamma Mia on Broadway. MICHELLE PAWK
  2. Mama Morton:  She appeared in Big River, Grind and The Goodbye Girl on Broadway. CAROL WOODS
  3. Billy Flynn:  He was in the original casts of Triumph of Love and Spamalot on Broadway. CHRISTOPHER SEIBER
  4. Billy Flynn:  He was Rose’s fiancé in the film Titanic. BILLY ZANE
  5. Billy Flynn:  A Tony-winner for Miss Saigon, he is the co-director of Off-Broadway’s Evil Dead: The Musical. HINTON BATTLE
  6. Billy Flynn:  He played the role for only 4 days!  He also starred in the 80’s film Iron Eagles. LOUIS GOSSETT, JR.
  7. Billy Flynn: He was the very first Billy Flynn replacement in the revival, and most recently seduced Joanna Gleason and Lucie Arnaz in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels on Broadway. GREGORY JBARA
  8. Velma Kelly:  She has played the role on at least 7 different occasions, and was in the entire run of Smokey Joe’s Café on Broadway, singing “Don Juan.” BRENDA BRAXTON (BJ CROSBY PLAYED MAMA MORTON, AND DID NOT SING 'DON JUAN')
  9. This actress is (so far) the only person to have been in the original Broadway cast, the Revival version (Las Vegas Company) and the Academy Award-winning film of Chicago. CHITA RIVERA (TAYE DIGGS IS NOT AN ACTRESS, AND I'M NOT SURE HE WAS EVEN BORN WHEN THE ORIGINAL CHICAGO OPENED.  IF HE WAS HE WAS A SMALL BOY - EVEN FOSSE WOULDN'T HAVE TRIED THAT...)
  10.  Name the three Broadway theatres this revival has played in.  RICHARD RODGERS, SHUBERT, AMBASSADOR (CITY CENTER IS NOT CONSIDERED A BROADWAY HOUSE)

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James was first bitten by the theatre bug at the tender young age of 11, when, at the last minute, he was called upon to replace a classmate who, 42nd STREET-like, broke his leg, in a play, of all things, about the skeletal system! It was a trip to New York with his high school drama teacher to see Angela Lansbury in MAME that sealed his fate. As an actor, favorite roles include Sheridan Whiteside in THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER, Potiphar in JOSEPH..., Col. Pickering in MY FAIR LADY, and Sancho Panza?s ass in MAN OF LA MANCHA. After spending a summer feeling very conflicted playing both an apostle AND a high priest in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, James' theatre career took a turn toward direction and design, including such varied productions as THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, LOST IN YONKERS, GETTING AWAY WITH MURDER and GRAND HOTEL, SIDE SHOW, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD and SWEENEY TODD. James holds a Bachelor's degree in English from Towson University, with additional course work in journalism, dramaturgy, scenic design and stage direction. He is living proof that you can be a devout Sondheim fan AND love MAMMA MIA!


 
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