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 June 7, 2013

The 2013 Broadway University Final Exam Answers

Congratulations to Fred Abramowitz, Peter Alfano, Brigadude, Susan Berlin, Josh Freilich, Ingrid Gammerman, Jack Lechner, Marc Miller, the Orts Family (Sheri, Daryl, Zach and Becca), Ira Rappaport, Arthur Robinson, Steve Rosenthal, Brian Ross, Alan Scherer, Ron Schroeder, Donald Tesione and Jefferson Turner.

They’re the ones who scored the highest on The 2013 Broadway University Final Exam, who were able to identify 50 unique words used in lyrics and lines in musicals.

Here are the answers from the shows listed in the chronological order that they debuted on Broadway, starting in 1936 and ending in 2008.

1. Tin-Pan-tithesis (“It’s Delovely” – Red, Hot and Blue!)

2. Swellegant (“Well, Did You Evah?” – DuBarry Was a Lady)

3. Sellivant. (“The Greatest Show on Earth” – Lady in the Dark)

4. Debutramps ("The Leader of a Big-Time Band" -- Something for the Boys)

5. Actory (“That’s Him” – One Touch of Venus)

6. Rockerfellative (“When the Idle Poor Become the Idle Rich” – Finian’s Rainbow)

7. Wyomink ("Rhode Island Is Famous for You" -- Inside U.S.A)

8. Shuberty ("Where Is the Life That Late I Led?" -- Kiss Me, Kate)

9. Chinchilly ("It's Delightful Down in Chile" -- Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)

10. Essel (“They Couldn’t Compare to You” – Out of This World)

11. Brotherwood ("You Too Can Be a Puppet" -- Flahooley)

12. Pacif (“If” – Two on the Aisle)

13. God-ka (“Hail, Bibinski” – Silk Stockings)

14. Absobloominlutely (“Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” – My Fair Lady)

15. Lookawise (“Happy to Make Your Acquaintance” – The Most Happy Fella)

16. Prouderer (“Mutual Admiration Society” – Happy Hunting)

17. Up-kee (“Gee, Officer Krupke” – West Side Story)

18. Unbatched (“Pretty to Walk With” – Jamaica)

19. Davenportship (“Marie’s Law” – Fiorello!)

20. Uggabuggaboo ("An English Teacher" -- Bye Bye Birdie)

21. Beelzebubble (“The Seven Deadly Virtues” – Camelot)

22. Ambi-dex ("The Glory That Was Greece" -- The Happiest Girl in the World)

23. Risk-al (“The Company Way” – How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying)

24. Aloofer (“I’m Calm” – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum)

25. Use-a-bell (“Real Live Girl” – Little Me)

26. Calown (“The Big Calown Balloons” – Here’s Love)

27. Hallelu (“Miracle Song” – Anyone Can Whistle)

28. Digguh (“If I Were a Rich Man” – Fiddler on the Roof)

29. Danubey (“Do I Hear a Waltz?” – Ibid.)

30. Rhodadandy (“Hurry! It’s Lovely Up Here!” – On a Clear Day You Can See Forever)

31. Way-way-upness (“Make Way” – The Apple Tree)

32. Ridickelus (“Henry, Sweet Henry” – Ibid.)
33. Micier (“They Don’t Make ‘Em Like That Anymore” – How Now, Dow Jones)

34. Succotashed (“Panache” – Darling of the Day)

35. Emancimothafuckinpator (“Abie Baby” – Hair)

36. Hesh ("The Babylove Miracle Show" -- The Grass Harp)

37. Sads ("No Time at All" -- Pippin)

38. Mal-de-merable (“The Contract” – Gigi)

39. Brummelly ("You're Never Fully Dressed without a Smile" -- Annie)
40. Scroop-Holes (“Samovar the Lawyer” – A Night in the Ukraine)      

41. Walkerman (“The Year of the Child” -- Falsettos)

42. Jill-ian (“Will-a-mania” – The Will Rogers Follies)

43. Sondheimlich (“Paula” – The Goodbye Girl)

44. Alber-cue-cue (“Lady’s Maid” -- Titanic)

45. Limb-ovich (“The Schmuel Song” – The Last Five Years)

46. Gommorrah-ble ("Thoroughly Modern Millie” – Ibid.)

47. Rejoicify (“No One Mourns the Wicked” – Wicked)

48. Daddily (“The I Love You Song” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee)

49. Plumble ("As We Stumble Along" -- The Drowsy Chaperone)

50. Theeter (“Two Nobodies in New York” – [title of show])

         — Peter Filichia


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