From Hollywood to Broadway (and Vice Versa)

Hollywood and Broadway

From East to Left – and West to Right

Even though New York and Los Angeles sit on opposite sides of the country, there has always been a strong connection between Broadway and Hollywood.  While Broadway shows have been transferred to the big screen since Hollywood’s Golden Age, a more recent trend has seen many Hollywood screen classics brought to life on a Broadway stage.  Check out these current and upcoming Broadway musicals that have a counterpart on the silver screen.

Film-Inspired Broadway Shows, aka Hollywood on Broadway

A Bronx Tale: The Musical – performances begin November 3rd

A new musical adaptation of author Chazz Palminteri’s solo play, set against the backdrop of racial strife and organized crime in the 1960s.

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Aladdin

Disney presents the long-awaited stage adaptation of its animated blockbuster, featuring the hit songs from the film plus several more written for Broadway.

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An American in Paris

At Broadway’s Palace Theatre, a new musical based on the classic 1951 film, featuring the iconic score by George and Ira Gershwin.

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Chicago

An elegant, minimally staged revival of Kander and Ebb’s gritty, satirical musical – lust, treachery, and murder among chorus girls and backstage types in old Chicago.

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Fiddler on the Roof

A new Broadway revival of Bock & Harnick’s classic musical about Jewish milkman Tevye striving to maintain “Tradition” as his daughters fall in love.

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Finding Neverland – closes August 21st

A new musical based on the 2004 film that tells the fascinating story of how Peter became Pan.

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Holiday Inn – performances begin September 1st

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new stage adaptaion of the Oscar-winning film about an entertainer who leaves the bright lights of show business for the peace and quiet of a Connecticut farmhouse.

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Jersey Boys

A bio-revue telling the story and singing the songs of the most popular American singing group of the early ’60s, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

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Kinky Boots

This musical about a Northampton shoemaker whose business is saved by a wildly flamboyant clientele features a score of catchy songs written by pop star Cyndi Lauper.

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Les Miserables – closes September 4th

An all new version of the classic musical returns to Broadway’s Imperial Theatre, where the original production ran for more than a decade.

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Matilda

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved children’s book has come to Broadway, and seems destined for a long, successful run.

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School of Rock

A down-on-his-luck wannabe rock star poses as a substitute teacher in this new musical version of the 2003 film, featuring music by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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The Color Purple

Tony winner Heather Headley stars in a revival of the Tony nominated musical adaptation of Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel.

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The Lion King

In Julie Taymor’s inventive retelling of Disney’s animated hit, puppets and live actors weave a dreamscape of jungle characters as we follow young Simba’s rise to the throne.

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The Phantom of the Opera

In this classic musical – the longest running in Broadway history – a hideously deformed man lives in the cellars of the Paris Opera and takes a beautiful soprano as a student.

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Waitress

Tony winner Jessie Mueller stars in a new musical based on the 2007 motion picture that celebrates friendship, motherhood, and the courage it takes to pluck a long abandoned dream off the shelf.

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