History Quiz: Michael Bennett

Posted on October 24, 2011 by

1. How did Bennett model himself after Jerome Robbins?

 

2. What was the first Broadway show Bennett saw at age 11?

 

3. _______ was Bennett’s longtime collaborator.

 

4. Name a few Broadway shows Bennett directed and/or choreographed?

 

5. Who organized the 1974 tape sessions that later developed into A Chorus Line?

 

6. The musical’s story, lyrics, design and choreography were created through revisions and collaborations through what is now called the ___________.

 

7. What shows did Bennett direct after A Chorus Line?

 

8. What awards did Bennett receive for A Chorus Line?

 

9. Who created the music for A Chorus Line?

 

10. Bennett died of ______ at age_____.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANSWER KEY
1. He crafted historically and psychologically realistic characters, using existing dance styles to reflect an individual’s world. ; 2. Fosse’s The Pajama Game; 3.
Bob Avian; 4. Promises, Promises, Company, Follies, Seesaw, A Chorus Line and Dreamgirls; 5. Michon Peacock and Tony Stevens; 6. workshop production; 7.
Ballroom and Dreamgirls; 8. Two Tony Awards two Drama Desk Awards, the 1976 Pulitzer Prize and the 1976 Dance Magazine Award; 9. Marvin Hamlisch; 10. AIDS, 44.

 

 

 

Photo by Friedman-Abeles, courtesy of Dance Magazine Archives

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