Saturday, January 19, 2008
Fun and games
One good thing about the Internet is that old Web sites never die, or even fade away. They're just one click a way from being rediscovered.
This is a little dated, but there's a trivia game at the Web site for the PBS documentary series Broadway: The American Musical. Unfortunately, it appears that the questions are pretty much the same no matter which musical you select, so you'd probably only want to play it once.
In addition to the game you can vote for your favorite musical. You're limited to the list on the site, but Cats is in the lead with 19 percent. It's followed by West Side Story, 14 percent, The Lion King, 12 percent, and A Chorus Line, 10 percent.
You can also find profiles of anyone who's had anything to do with American musical theater, a history of Broadway over the last century, and a section where people have written about their memories of seeing a Broadway show.
Whether you've seen the series and loved it, as I have, or even if you've never seen it, there's a lot to check out.