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Question 1: The musical was revived on Broadway on December 26, 1947 at the Mansfield Theater (subsequently moving to the Broadway Theater) with a cast that included Alfred Drake, Will Geer, Vivian Vance and ________.
Walter MatthauEd BegleyJack AlbertsonJohn Lithgow

Question 2: The Cradle Will Rock was performed shortly after its initial New York production by students at ________, with a young Leonard Bernstein at the piano.
Rutgers UniversityHarvard UniversityHarvard CrimsonBrown University

Question 3: The success of the production led Welles and Houseman to form the ________.
Mercury TheatreOrson WellesLux Radio TheaterThe Campbell Playhouse

Question 4: Leading man Howard Da Silva was replaced by the fictional "Aldo Silvano" (________).
Martin ScorseseJohn TurturroSpike LeeStanley Tucci

Question 5: Originally a part of the Federal Theatre Project, it was directed by Orson Welles, and produced by ________.
John HousemanTimothy HuttonMelvyn DouglasJoel Grey

Question 6: Several of the original actors from the 1937 production were included as characters in the film, notably Olive Stanton, ________, and Will Geer, while others were replaced by fictional characters.
John J. CrittendenJames B. McCrearyJohn AdairThomas Metcalfe (US politician)

Question 7: Blitzstein's rarely heard orchestrations were used in a February 21, 1960 broadcast by the New York City Opera featuring ________ and David Atkinson.
Barbara CookHelen GallagherTammy GrimesLotte Lenya

Question 8: Many who attended the performance, including poet ________, thought it to be one of the most moving theatrical experiences of their lives.
Eugene O'NeillJason Miller (playwright)Archibald MacLeishFrank D. Gilroy

Question 9: The Cradle Will Rock is a 1937 musical by ________.
Bertolt BrechtMusical theatreKurt WeillMarc Blitzstein

Question 10: In 1999 writer/director ________ wrote a semi-fictional film recounting the original production of The Cradle Will Rock.
Morgan FreemanTim RobbinsGeorge ClooneyHeath Ledger


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