Another opening, another show. And another Tony Awards ceremony to honor the best of Broadway's last season comes your way this Sunday night. The awards will be telecast on Channel 9 at 9 p.m. Meanwhile, here's a warmup quiz.
1. For which show did Ethel Merman win her Tony for best actress in a musical?
a. "Call Me Madam."
b. "Annie Get Your Gun."
c. "Gypsy." 2. Which of the following musicals won a Pulitzer Prize as well as a Tony?
b. "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying."
c. "West Side Story." 3. Name the first musical for which Harold Prince received an award as Best Director.
c. "A Little Night Music." 4. Who was the first composer to win a Tony Award?
a. Richard Rodgers.
b. Cole Porter.
c. Irving Berlin. 5. For what musical did the winner in the preceding question write the score? 6. Who was the first black performer to win the Tony as Best Actress in a musical?
a. Virginia Capers.
b. Leslie Uggams
c. Diahann Carroll. 7. "42nd Street," which recently played the National Theater, won an award as Best Musical and a posthumous award for choreographer Gower Champion. For which of the following did Champion not win awards for both direction and choreography?
a. "Bye, Bye Birdie."
b. "I Do, I Do."
c. "The Happy Time." 8. Stephen Sondheim began his Broadway career as a lyricist. Which of the following composers did he not work with:
a. Jule Styne.
b. Leonard Bernstein.
c. Frank Loesser. 9. Robert Preston won his first Tony for "The Music Man." For which show did he win his second? 10. Andrew Lloyd Webber was honored for his score to the hit musical "Cats." For which previous show was he similarly honored?
a. "Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat."
c. "Jesus Christ Superstar."
1. a, "Call Me Madam."
2. b,"How to Succeed in Business." "Oklahoma" won a special Pulitzer, but before the Tony Award was established.
4. b,Cole Porter.
5. "Kiss Me Kate."
6. c, Diahann Carroll for "No Strings."
7. b,"I Do, I Do."
8. c, Frank Loesser; Sondheim worked with Styne on "Gypsy" and with Bernstein on "West Side Story."
9. "I Do, I Do."
10. b, "Evita."