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The big Book of Broadway
The Big Book
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Into the Woods
Into the Woods
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The Great Movie Musical Trivia Book

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Cabin in the Sky
Call Me Madam

Carmen Jones

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
A Chorus Line
Chu Chin Chow

Cabaret Poster
Cabaret Poster

Cabaret, set in 1931 Berlin just as the Nazis' are rising to power, portrays the nightlife of the seedy Kit Kat Klub. The ‘Emcee’ oversees the action which revolves around the young English cabaret performer Sally Bowles (a character invented by author Christopher Isherwood) and played by Liza Minnelli. Cabaret appeared on Broadway in 1966 and on film in 1972, for which choreographer Bob Fosse won Best Director Academy Award.

• #5 All Time Greatest Movie Musical, AFI

Cabin in the Sky, Masterprint
Cabin in the Sky, Masterprint

Cabin in the Sky, a version of the Faust legend, opened as a Broadway musical in 1940 (staged by choreographer George Balanchine) and a movie musical in 1943. Ethel Waters starred in both the play and movie. Katherine Dunham's troupe appeared on stage; Lena Horne, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington and His Orchestra were in the movie version.

Call Me Madam Poster
Call Me Madam
National Tour Poster

Call Me Madam was a satire about politics and foreign affairs, with music by composer Irving Berlin and starring Ethel Merman. The musical won a Tony in 1950 for Best Original Score.

Mrs. Perle Mesta in Formal Attire, Sitting at Table with French Poodle at National Symphony Ball, Photographic Print
Mrs. Perle Mesta Photographic Print

The spoof was inspired by the real life appointment of the “Hostess with the Mostest”, Perle Mesta, being appointed ambassador to Luxenbourg.

Camelot, Masterprint, 1960 Broadway Show
Camelot, Masterprint, 1960 Broadway Show

Lerner and Loewe's Camelot is based on the King Arthur legend in T. H. White's novel The Once and Future King. Camelot, produced on Broadway in 1960, and on film in 1967, is associated with the JFK administration.

Carmen Jones, Dorothy Dandridge, 1954, Giclee Print
Carmen Jones, 1954, Giclee Print

Carmen Jones, a 1954 musical film with lyrics to music composed by Georges Bizet for his 1875 opera Carmen, featured an African American cast starring Dorothy Dandridge, Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey and a young Diahann Carroll.

The 1943 Broadway production of Carmen Jones ran for 503 performances.

Carnival! Broadway Poster
Carnival! Broadway Poster

Carnival!, a 1961 Broadway musical was an adaptation of the 1953 film Lili. The singer-actress Anna Maria Alberghetti won a Tony Award for her performance and the song Love Makes the World Go Round became a hit.

Carousel, Mini Poster
Mini Poster

Carousel, is a Rodgers and Hammerstein 1945 stage musical and a 1956 film starring Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae. Dancer and dance teacher Jacques d'Amboise also was in the film.

Cats, Masterprint, 1975 Broadway Show
Cats, Masterprint, 1982 Broadway Show

Cats, based on T. S. Eliot's Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, debuted in London in 1981 and New York in 1982.

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Chicago Poster
Chicago Poster

The 2002 movie musical Chicago, was adapted from a Broadway musical which was based on a play by journalist and playwright Maurine Watkins.

Watkins had covered the stories of two Chicago Jazz-era killers, Beulah Annan and Belva Gaertner.

• #12 All Time Greatest Movie Musical, AFI
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Masterprint
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a 1968 movie musical based on Ian Fleming's novel of the same name.

The movie starred Dick Van Dyke as ‘Caractacus Potts’ and Sally Ann Howes as ‘Truly Scrumptious’.

What do Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang have in common? Treakle.

A Chorus Line, Masterprint, 1975 Broadway Show
A Chorus Line,
Masterprint, 1975 Broadway Show

A Chorus Line, a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, is set on the bare stage of a theater during an audition.

A Chorus Line opened on Broadway in 1975 and adapted film in 1985.

Chu-Chin-Chow, Anna May Wong, 1934, Poster
Chu-Chin-Chow, Anna May Wong, 1934, Poster

Chu Chin Chow, musical comedy, was based on the story of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.

It was first staged in London between 1916 and 1921; a silent movie was produced in 1925, and the 1934 movie, with entire score, starred Anna May Wong.

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