auld lang syne….

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Wishing you a year filled with many experiences in theatres all over Chicago.

Happy New Year! – In between preparing for your fabulous NYE parties – take some time out for some trivia: Name the musicals that have a scene about New Years Eve – or a song about celebrating the New Year!  Everyone that adds to the list will become eligible to win two tickets to RAIN (that has nothing to do with NEW YEAR’S EVE)

Here is a start….Rent – “Happy New Year”

Looking forward to more in 2011




Filed under Broadway In Chicago

7 responses to “auld lang syne….

  1. Karen

    Happy New Year B – Rent (cant think of any others haha)

  2. Mike

    Promises, Promises

    Miss Olsen soon discovers that Mr. Sheldrake’s actions led to Fran almost killing herself. She quits her job and tells Mrs. Sheldrake all about her husband’s affairs. She leaves him allowing him to spend full time trying to woo Fran back. Mr. Sheldrake asks for the keys to Chuck’s apartment again on NEW YEARS EVE to take Fran there once more. Chuck refuses and quits his job rather than allow Mr. Sheldrake to take Fran to his apartment ever again

  3. Savannah Lee

    They try to get a job for Magnolia at the club where they are doing a New Year’s show (show boat)

  4. Liam Gibbs

    High School Musical on Stage!-Troy and Gabriella meet on New Year’s Eve on a ski vacation.

  5. ABBA has a Happy New Year song – plus the musical Mamma Mia….that’s all I got.

    Oh, and the Broadway production “Happy New Year”
    from 1980 and only had 17 performances.

  6. Michael N.

    Happy New Year with music & lyrics by Cole Porter

  7. Spencer Hahn

    Unfortunately Mike took the only obvious recent answer, albeit with a copy/pasted Wikipedia explanation. If it’s trivia you’re after, then everybody who knows anything about Promises, Promises knows that it closed on Broadway just yesterday (1/2/11)!

    The only other show I can remember involving New Year’s Eve was “Side Show” from the late 90’s about two conjoined sisters. At the top of Act II, one of the sisters gets a marriage proposal from her boyfriend at a New Year’s Eve party.

    And again, if you want trivia, then consider this: Alice Ripley was co-nominated for a Tony along with Emily Skinner for their lead roles in Side Show, and of course Alice Ripley won the 2009 Tony for her lead role in Next to Normal (which is an absolutely fantastic show, btw). Alice Ripley will be headlining the upcoming national tour of Next To Normal, which is stopping in Chicago this spring, (HUGE) thanks to Broadway in Chicago!

    And one final piece of trivia, Hugh Panaro played Alice Ripley’s boyfriend/fiancee in Side Show and also played the Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera the first time I saw it on Broadway!

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