Lullaby of Broadway: All That Jazz

Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: Iím confused. Are the characters putting on a show or are they characters from the shows or are they generic characters like ďthe female prisonerĒ or ďthe teenaged greaserĒ?

A: All of the characters in the game are directly taken from Broadway musicals. So expect to be playing characters like Sweeny Todd, Mamma Morton, Seymour Krelbourn or Roxy Hart.


Q: Does this mean I can play a great character from my favourite musical and sing some of my favourite songs?

A: If the musical is in the game, then very much Yes. Plus we love you. And there are more shows in the game than listed on the sheet overleaf.


Q: I donít like performing in front of others, or singing. Wonít I have to do both of these if I play the game?

A: No. There are plenty of opportunities to sing or perform for those who revel in them, but this is always optional.  As usual, nobody will be expected to do anything they donít want to do.


Q: Will this be a proper Weekend-Long Freeform, or just a series of vignettes Iíll have to watch people perform?

A: Freeforming is all about interactions between people in character. Lullaby of Broadway: All That Jazz is first and foremost a freeform. Characters are detailed, linked to people from musicals other than their own and fully-plotted. We hope some players will want to sing, but nobody will ever have to sing or be the audience.  There will be plenty of other areas to go and role-play in.


Q: But how do I know Iíll enjoy the game? Is it any good?

A: As with any game, the only way to find out for sure is to play it. I (Tony Mitton) played in all three Lullaby of Broadway games and had a great time in all of them. For the record, I didnít sing a note in two games and mumbled in the chorus for a couple of songs in one.


Q: Three games? Which one is this? Is this the reason the title is so long?

A: Lullaby of Broadway: All That Jazz is the second of the three unconnected Broadway musical themed games run between 2008 and 2010 in the US. We picked it, rather than the first Lullaby game because we feel it is more Euro-friendly.


Q: Is the game suitable for children?

A: No. We refer you to the rather darker theme of the game than many. Plus the fact there are no characters written for children, and weíre too lazy to write any.


Q: Will I have to sing if you cast me as a character with lots of songs? Like, say, Tracy Turnblad or Seymour Krelbourn?

A: No.


Q: So I really donít have to sing or dance if I donít want to? Promise?

A: We promise. Not even for the Time Warp, if you donít want to.


Q: Iím still not convinced, can you tell me more? And what aboutÖ?

A: If you have any more questions, please email me at lullaby@ishtari.co.uk. We will also create a mailing list for the game in due course.


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