The Australian Jewish Punk Band Yidcore recorded a modified cover of the Fiddler on the Roof soundtrack and called it Fiddlin' on Ya Roof.
 
If you dare... you can hear the song "Tradition" like you've never heard it before by clicking HERE. Don't say you weren't warned!
When Sutton Foster was fifteen, she was a finalist to join the cast of The Mickey Mouse Club. She didn't make it in.
However, she did end up a Tony Award-winning actress... which never happened for those that got in (Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera).

In 1967 Broadway legend Ethel Merman guest-starred on Batman, playing the role of the villain "Lola Lasagna."

The smash-hit musical Man of la Mancha is the only Broadway musical that has been translated into NINE different Spanish dialects.
When the musical Carousel was preparing for its 1945 Broadway premiere, it contained a ballet that lasted an hour and fifteen minutes. Act Two continued on until 1:30 in the morning.

The School Edition of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd contains stage directions that ensures none of the murder scenes occur onstage.

In almost every professional production of Les Misérables, the actress that plays Fantine also plays a "bullet boy" at the barricades in the second act.
A young Stephen Sondheim had intended to pursue a career in mathematics.

Tony Award-winning actor Norbert Leo Butz met his future wife while performing in the original Broadway cast of Wicked. He was playing Fiyero and she was performing the role of Nessa Rose.

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