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Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?

Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?

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Zeppie2022
#2Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 10:55am

I would say "Lion King" due to the brilliance of Julie Taymor and excellent musical score of Elton John and Tim Rice.

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lapinitsa
#3Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 11:02am

A Little Night Music

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#4Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 11:05am

Waitress seems to be the best for me! They kept the storyline the same and Sara wrote a fantastic score! It will forever be in my top five favorite musicals! I definitely would like to direct a production of it one day! 


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Jarethan
#5Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 11:08am

First:  MAME, but only with Angela Lansbury

Second:  The Producers, but only with Nathan Lane

NOT dependent on the lead: NINE

Updated On: 8/5/23 at 11:08 AM

BwayLB
#6Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 11:47am

I have to say Newsies! I wasn’t a fan of the original movie beforehand. But the dancing, story and music were more than I hoped for.

KevinKlawitter
#7Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 12:07pm

I just wrapped a community theatre production of Kinky Boots, and it was probably one of the more fulfilling experiences I've had as part of a stage musical.

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#8Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 2:09pm

Mame

A Little Night Music

Promises, Promises

 


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#9Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 2:34pm

The Lion King & The Producers. Though Groundhog Day is very underrated.

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#10Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 2:51pm

Mr. Wormwood said: "The Lion King & The Producers. Though Groundhog Day is very underrated."

Groundhog was overrated to me. In fact I disliked Lion King/The Producers too. 

I see a lot of great movies turned into musicals above, such as Kinky Boots, Night Music, Promises, Newsies. But since they were all already mentioned, I want to add a new one: The Wedding Singer, I loved it.


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#11Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/5/23 at 3:29pm

The Littles: A Little Night Music & Little Shop of Horrors. 

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#12Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/6/23 at 5:16am

The one I've seen the most times is Priscilla.  I always leave on cloud 9 after watching that show, it is so feelgood.  Super cheesy, but wears its heart on its sleeve.  The Producers is amazing, but I've only ever seen that on my TV so I don't have the same emotional attachment to it.

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#13Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/6/23 at 9:50am

Does Mame count as "based on a film?"  I thought it was based on a play, that was based on a book, that also happed to get turned into a film.

I didn't vote on the website, but looking through the list there, Sweet Charity stood out as one of my favorite shows.  It was based on a Fellini film "Nights of Cabiria" & if you watch it, it is kind of amazing that anyone would ever think to turn it into a musical comedy.

 


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#14Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/6/23 at 4:32pm

inception said: "Does Mame count as "based on a film?" I thought it was based on a play, that was based on a book, that also happed to get turned into a film."

 

No, it doesn't

My own favorites are "A Little Night Music", "Nine" and recently "A Bands Visit"

 

Updated On: 8/6/23 at 04:32 PM

Alex Kulak2
#15Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/6/23 at 5:24pm

My favorite musical of all time is Little Shop of Horrors. There are only a few movie adaptations since then that have truly improved upon their source material. Waitress and Groundhog Day immediately come to mind.

It's more based on the novel than the movie, but The Notebook on stage is the best version of the story by far.

The score for Bridges of Madison County is better music than that crap story ever deserved, and I hope they get a script that does it justice at some point, maybe for Encores.

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#16Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/6/23 at 6:12pm

Scarywarhol said: "The Littles: A Little Night Music & Little Shop of Horrors."

Little Shop of Horrors started on the stage

:edit:  nevermind, I forgot about the original film

Updated On: 8/6/23 at 06:12 PM

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hak5
#17Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/6/23 at 6:16pm

I'm going with BEETLEJUICE 

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#18Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/7/23 at 12:06am

Is Cabaret based on "I Am A Camera" the play or the film or both?  (as well as the original Isherwood stories) Wikipedia says the play. 

And it appears 110 In The Shade says it is from the play The Rainmaker and not the film version. 

Is Carnival based on the film, Lili, or the Gallico short story - or both?

The Full Monty, Dogfight are two favorite shows - and those are clear musical adaptations of films!

hearthemsing22
#19Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/7/23 at 8:44am

Waitress, Legally Blonde, and Rent 

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#20Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/7/23 at 8:54am

hearthemsing22 said: "Waitress, Legally Blonde, and Rent"

what film is RENT based on? 

   pretty sure it is based on the opera La Boheme

 

Jarethan
#21Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/7/23 at 12:24pm

inception said: "Does Mame count as "based on a film?" I thought it was based on a play, that was based on a book, that also happed to get turned into a film.

I didn't vote on the website, but looking through the list there, Sweet Charity stood out as one of my favorite shows. It was based on a Fellini film "Nights of Cabiria" & if you watch it, it is kind of amazing that anyone would ever think to turn it into a musical comedy.


I wondered about that and then concluded that it probably would not have been done if the Rosalind Russell movie had not been such a huge hit.

 

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#22Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/7/23 at 12:59pm

"The Godfather Trilogy."

Oh, wait...


CZJ at opening night party for A Little Night Music, Dec 13, 2009.

chrishuyen
#23Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/7/23 at 1:11pm

I know the film is a cult classic but I think Heathers the musical vastly improves on it (though that could also just be the things that I like in particular).  Legally Blonde I think also enhances the original story told in the film quite well.

While I haven't watched the original movie, I think Sunset Boulevard is also an amazing piece of theater.

hearthemsing22
#24Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/7/23 at 1:22pm

hak5 said: "hearthemsing22 said: "Waitress, Legally Blonde, and Rent"

what film is RENT based on?

pretty sure it is based on the opera La Boheme


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Whatever. I love Rent. Piss off. 

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#25Your favorite Broadway show based on a movie?
Posted: 8/7/23 at 3:59pm

Do YOU? This poster said nothing wrong other than pointing out you erred. 


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