It’s no secret that Broadway is relying more and more on movies as source material for new shows, with Frozen, Mean Girls, Pretty Woman and King Kong hitting the stage later this year, and workshops happening for adaptations of Tootsie and To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar.
None of this year’s Oscar contenders have been announced as having a Broadway adaptation yet, but let’s suppose they were. If they were, which ones do you think should be adapted as plays and which do you think should be adapted as musicals? Who would you want to direct and star in these adaptations? If they were musicals, who would you want to write the score?
Voice your thoughts below.
I could see Call Me By Your Name being turned into a musical by the team behind The Light in the Piazza.
I don’t know if Darkest Hour could be brought to the stage, but with so many actors having won Emmys for playing Winston Churchill and Gary Oldman almost being a lock for the Oscar, then that’s probably what Danny Burstein needs to do to win a Tony.
I could see Lady Bird being turned into a musical by some fresh new kids on the block.
I could see Phantom Thread being turned into a musical by the team behind Grey Gardens.
The Shape of Water would certainly be interesting to see how that would be re-interpreted theatrically.
Given that Martin McDonagh is a playwright himself, I wonder how he’d interpret Three Billboards for the stage.
I could see Julie Taymor doing a The Shape Of Water adaptation, or even Dunkirk. I’d be curious to see how she’d represent the land, sea and air storylines of that film because I’m sure she’d give them their own unique stamp.