Musicals Started From Books & Movies

I love the theatre, musicals, London, New York and just acting on stage lifestyle, it gives you a buzz and excitement that "what day is it?", "what era", from all of the world, I have seen so many musicals, something being cheap and other slightly more expensive! But did you know some of the films you have see you actually originally movies first? How many do you know?! SHREK THE MUSICAL Shrek The Musical is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by David Lindsay-Abaire. It is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film Shrek and William Steig's 1990 book Shrek! Composer: Jeanine Tesori Playwright: David Lindsay-Abaire Lyricist: David Lindsay-Abaire Legally Blonde Oh Mi God oh me god you guys.... Legally Blonde is a musical with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name. Adapted from: Legally Blonde Playwright: Heather Hach Characters: Elle Woods, Serena McGuire, Enid, more Soundtrack: Legally Blonde: The Musical (2007 original Broadway cast) Composers: Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin Lyricists: Laurence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin Matilda Matilda the Musical is a stage musical based on the children's novel of the same name by Roald Dahl. It was written by Dennis Kelly, with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin. Composer: Tim Minchin Playwright: Dennis Kelly Lyricist: Tim Minchin Adapted from: Matilda Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, (also known as) Chitty the Musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, also known as Chitty the Musical, is a stage musical based on the 1968 film produced by Albert R. Broccoli. The music and lyrics were written by Richard and Robert Sherman with book by Jeremy Sams. First performance: April 16, 2002 Playwright: Jeremy Sams Orchestrator: Chris Walker Composers: Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman Lyricists: Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman Soundtrack: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (2002 original London cast) High school musical on stage High School Musical on Stage! Is a musical based on the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, with music and lyrics by Matthew Gerrard, Robbie Nevil, Ray and Greg Cham, Drew Seeley, Randy. Adapted from: High School Musical Playwright: David Simpatico Elf Elf is a musical based on the motion picture of the same name, with a score by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin. The book is adapted by Bob Martin and Thomas Meehan from the 2003 film. The musical ran on Broadway in the Christmas seasons of 2010-11 and 2012-13, and also toured the U.S. in 2012. A new tour launched in 2014. MusicMatthew Sklar LyricsChad Beguelin BookBob Martin Thomas Meehan Toy Story The Musical is a rock musical based on the critically acclaimed Pixar film, Toy Story. The show was created by Walt Disney Creative Entertainment for Disney Cruise Line, replacing the earlier Hercules: The Muse-Ical. After a year of pre-production and workshops, it had a soft premiere on board the Disney Wonder in March 2008, with an official opening in April 2008. The wedding singer The Wedding Singer is a musical with music by Matthew Sklar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin, and a book by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. It is based on the 1998 film of the same name. First performance: April 27, 2006 Lyricist: Chad Beguelin Composer: Matthew Sklar Characters: Julia Sullivan, Glenn Guglia, Holly Sullivan, George, Robbie Hart, Grandma Rosie, Linda, Sammy Soundtrack: The Wedding Singer Original Broadway Cast Recording Playwrights: Chad Beguelin, Tim Herlihy Finding Neverland Finding Neverland is an original musical with music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy and a book by James Graham. Playwright: James Graham Orchestrator: Simon Hale Lyricists: Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy Characters: Peter Pan, Captain Hook, Mrs. Emma du Maurier, more Composers: Gary Barlow, Eliot Kennedy Adapted from: Finding Neverland, The Man Who was Peter Pan Evil Dead The Musical is a Canadian rock musical stage play based on the cult classic film series. First performed on stage in 2003 at the Tranzac club in Toronto, Ontario, the show instantly became massive hit. Date written: 2003 Playwright: George Reinblatt Lyricist: George Reinblatt Soundtrack: Evil Dead: The Musical Adapted from: The Evil Dead, Army of Darkness, Evil Dead II Composers: Melissa Morris, George Reinblatt, Frank Cipolla, Christopher Bond Edward Scissor Hands Edward Scissorhands is a contemporary dance adaptation of the 1990 American romance fantasy film Edward Scissorhands, created by Matthew Bourne, with music by Terry Davies. First performance: November 22, 2005 Playwright: Matthew Bourne Adapted from: Edward Scissorhands Composers: Terry Davies, Danny Elfman, Caroline Thompson Soundtrack: Edward Scissorhands Tarzan The Musical is based on the Disney film of the same name, which is, in turn, adapted from the 1914 novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs. The songs are written by Phil Collins with a book by David Henry Hwang. First performance: May 10, 2006 Playwright: David Henry Hwang Lyricist: Phil Collins Composer: Phil Collins Soundtracks: Tarzan, Tarzan: The Broadway Musical Catch me if you can Catch Me If You Can is a musical with a libretto by Terrence McNally and a theatrical score by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. It follows the story of con artist Frank Abagnale, Jr. First performance: March 11, 2011 Composer: Marc Shaiman Playwright: Terrence McNally Adapted from: Catch Me if You Can Lyricists: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman Back to the Future Back to the Future is an upcoming musical with music and lyrics by Alan Silvestri and Glen Ballard and a book by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale, adapted from their original screenplay. Adapted from: Back to the Future Playwrights: Bob Gale, Robert Zemeckis, Jamie Lloyd Lyricists: Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard Composers: Alan Silvestri, Glen Ballard King Kong King Kong, is a musical with music by Marius de Vries, lyrics by Michael Mitnick and Craig Lucas, a book by Lucas and additional musical and lyrical contributions by 3D, Sarah McLachlan, Guy Garvey, Justice and The Avalanches. Musical by Craig Lucas Playwright: Todd Matshikiza Lyricist: Todd Matshikiza The Producers The Producers is a musical adapted by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan from Brooks' 1968 film of the same name, with lyrics written by Brooks and music composed by Brooks and arranged by Glen Kelly and Doug Besterman. Musical by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan First performance: April 19, 2001 Composer: Mel Brooks Adaptations: The Producers (2005) Adapted from: The Producers Soundtrack: The Producers (2001 original Broadway cast) Ghost Ghost the Musical is a musical with book and lyrics by Bruce Joel Rubin and music and lyrics by Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard. Adapted from: Ghost Playwright: Bruce Joel Rubin Characters: Oda Mae Brown, Sam Wheat, Molly Jensen, Willie Lopez, Carl Bruner, Subway Ghost, Clara, Hospital Ghost, Louise Soundtrack: Ghost The Musical Composers: David A. Stewart, Glen Ballard Lyricists: Bruce Joel Rubin, David A. Stewart, Glen Ballard The wizard of oz The Wizard of Oz is a musical based on the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, with a book adapted by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jeremy Sams. The musical uses the Harold Arlen and E. Y. First performance: February 7, 2011 Adapted from: The Wizard of Oz, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Playwrights: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Jeremy Sams Lyricists: Yip Harburg, Tim Rice Composers: Andrew Lloyd Webber, Harold Arlen, Herbert Stothart A wonderful life A Wonderful Life is a musical with a book and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Joe Raposo. Based on the classic Frank Capra film starring James Stewart, the story closely follows the original. Musical by Sheldon Harnick First performance: 1991 Playwright: Sheldon Harnick Lyricist: Sheldon Harnick

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