From Stage to Screen - BWW's Favorite Musicals Adapted for the Cinema
With LES MISERABLES' stirring success at the box office last year and upcoming, all-star film versions of INTO THE WOODS, JERSEY BOYS, THE LAST FIVE YEARS, ANNIE and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, we couldn't resist rounding up a few of our favorite stage-to-screen adaptations.
Of course, we had to include some classics -- Liza's iconic portrayal of Sally Bowles in CABARET, Topol's gyrating Tevye in FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Julie Andrews' Maria teaching the von Trapp children how to sing, and Tony and Maria's declarations of love in WEST SIDE STORY.
Today, movie musicals are becoming more and more ambitious and innovative on screen. Proof are Catherine Zeta-Jones' sexy take on "All That Jazz", Jennifer Hudson's career-making performance in DREAMGIRLS, and Anne Hathaway's heart-wrenching, close-up rendition of "I Dreamed A Dream".
But enough talk -- this is all about the visual! Scoll down for some of BWW's favorite musical-to-movie adaptations, and be sure let us know yours, too!