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10 Broadway Fun Facts presents: 10 BROADWAY FUN FACTS 1. The infamous chandelier from The Phantom of the Opera is made up of 6,000 2. The Australian Jewish punk rock band Yidcore re- corded a modified cover of the score of Fiddler On the Roof, entitled "Fiddlin' On Ya Roof" 3. When Sutton Foster was fifteen, she was a finalist to join the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club, but did not make the final cut TO 4. In 1967, Ethel Merman guest starred on "Batman" as the villainous "Lola Lasagne" 5. When Carousel opened for tryouts in 1945, it con- 12 tained a ballet that lasted an hour and fifteen minutes, and a second act that didn't end until around 1:30 in the morning 6, 3 6. Man of La Mancha has productions in 9 different dialects of Spanish 7. The "School Edition" of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street provides stage directions that make sure none of the murder scenes occur onstage 8. In almost every professional production of Les Mis- érables, the actress who plays Fantine also plays a "bullet boy" at the barricades in the second act 9. Composer Stephen Sondheim originally intended to pursue mathematics in college 10. Tony Award winner Norbert Leo Butz met his future wife while working on the original Broadway production of Wicked; he was Fiyero and she was Nessa Rose

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