History Quiz: Michael Bennett
October 24, 2011

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_____.








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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