Did you know that The 5th Avenue Theatre has hosted 10 musicals that have gone on to star on Broadway—5 of which won Tony Awards®? Check out the videos below of the thrilling Broadway musicals that got their start at The 5th Avenue Theatre! Watch the videos below (listed in chronological order) or watch the full playlist above.
1) Pre-Broadway run of Jekyll & Hyde in 1995 (Four Tony Award Nominations). Fun fact: the original Broadway production starred Tony Nominee Robert Cuccioli, who is returning to The 5th this summer for Lerner & Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon!
2) Pre-Broadway world premiere of Hairspray in 2002 (Winner of eight Tony Awards).
3) Pre-Broadway world premiere of The Wedding Singer in 2006 (Four Tony Award Nominations).
4) Pre-Broadway world premiere of Shrek the Musical in 2009 (Winner of one Tony Award).
5) Pre-Broadway run of Memphis in 2010 (Winner of four Tony Awards).
6) Pre-Broadway world premiere of Catch Me If You Can in 2011.
7) Pre-National tour of A Christmas Story: The Musical in 2011.
8) Pre-Broadway word premiere of Disney’s Aladdin in 2011.
9) Pre-Broadway production of Saving Aimee (Later renamed Scandalous) in 2011.
10) Pre-Broadway world premiere of First Date the Musical in 2012.
Compiled by ERIN HELMHOLZ, Public Relations & Communications Associate