Musicals that could have live adaptations

RW3
Broadway Star
joined:7/20/13
With the live adaptation of The Sound of Music happening next week, what other musicals could have a live adaptation?
degrassifan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/23/08
I won't be surprised if Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella is done live again, but the Broadway version.
audramcdonaldfan
Swing
joined:11/13/13
In the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly, Neil Meron reveals that NBC originally wanted to air a live broadcast of Oklahoma! It was Meron's idea to do SOM instead.
Updated On: 11/27/13 at 09:19 PM
jacobsnchz14
Broadway Legend
joined:12/13/06
It would be cool to see Reba return to Annie Get Your Gun for a live broadcast. It probably wouldn't bring THAT much attention like Sound of Music is getting, though. Bye Bye Birdie would be good, I think.
thebeautyis3
Understudy
joined:10/18/12
I would have much preferred to see Carrie Underwood in Oklahoma than The Sound of Music.

What about Guys and Dolls? Meron and Zadan have the rights to it, right? I know they wanted to make a movie with Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Maybe it could be done live.
ukpuppetboy
Understudy
joined:2/12/13
Well if you are missing a 'recoded for tv' adaptation of Oklahoma the National Theatre version with Hugh Jackman was filmed by Sky after the conclusion of run and is on youTube.




RNT Oklahoma pt1/18
Updated On: 11/27/13 at 09:29 PM
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
To me it seems like a no-brainer:

Little Shop Of Horrors with Kevin McHale and Megan Hilty. With Richard Kind as Mushnick.
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degrassifan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/23/08
Hmmm I wonder why Oklahoma!?
Kad
Broadway Legend
joined:11/5/05
...gosh, Megan Hilty would be an amazing Audrey.
justincharacter
Broadway Star
joined:6/11/13
I would love it if NBC decides to do one every year, making it a "tradition". I think any well known musical could have a live adaption on TV with the right celebrities & Broadway stars. I wouldn't be surprised if they air Phantom, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, or Wicked in the future.
Gothampc
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/03
The anti-Sound Of Music: Cabaret (not the pornographic Mendes version)

Sally - Lady Gaga
Emcee - Johnny Depp
Cliff - Daniel Radcliffe
Fraulein Schneider - Patti LuPone
Herr Schultz - Mandy Patinkin
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Gothampc
Broadway Legend
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Camelot
Guenevere - Carrie Underwood (natch)
Arthur - Hugh Jackman
Lancelot - Patrick Wilson
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best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
If we're talking TV ratings ...

Grease
West Side Story

... stuff with young people.

In a decade:

Chicago
Hairspray


EDIT: What I would like to see?

Ragtime
Big River
Brigadoon
Edwin Drood (with a live voting)
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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Updated On: 11/27/13 at 10:40 PM
JohnyBroadway
Broadway Star
joined:4/10/12
I'd love to see a television production of The King and I.
ukpuppetboy
Understudy
joined:2/12/13
Would have been the perfect week to have done Assassins. Especially as it is unlikely to be filmed otherwise.

John Wilkes Booth - Daniel Day Lewis
Charles Guiteau - Nathan Lane
John Hinkley jr - Aaron Tveit
Squeaky Fromme - Zooey Deschanel
Lee Harvey Oswald - Joseph Gordon Levitt

Updated On: 11/27/13 at 11:01 PM
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
If any network were to have aired Assassins during the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination, it would have gotten them boycotted by sponsors and viewers alike. And mountains of hate mail.
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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ukpuppetboy
Understudy
joined:2/12/13
Interesting that a dramatised musical of vignettes absolutely on topic is offensive and off bounds yet endless repeats of the actual footage of a man having his brains vapourised over his wife is acceptable. I know which I'd rather see.

Granted about the hate mail. But presumably from the same Julie Andrews die hard fans. (Is it just me or is the idea of Julie Andrews fans sending hate mail a little - ???!!)
Updated On: 11/27/13 at 11:10 PM
Brave Sir Robin2
Broadway Legend
joined:5/20/07
I think My Fair Lady, Oliver, and Hairspray would fit this style really well. Edwin Drood would be cool with voting via social media and telephones, too. Little Shop has basically a unit set, which would be great for a setup like this. Sweet Charity with Emma Stone would be a dream.

ABC should get in the action and do Mary Poppins or Beauty and the Beast.
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Chowsie
Swing
joined:4/17/12
If Oklahoma! happens: Reba as Aunt Eller!
best12bars
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/05
Is it just me or is the idea of Julie Andrews fans sending hate mail a little - ???!!

I was laughing about that the other day. Who knew her fans were so mean and nasty!?
"Jaws is the Citizen Kane of movies."
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LMcC95
Chorus Member
joined:7/17/13
I wonder how many people will watch it? Outside of theatre fans and Carrie Underwoods fans, will they get a big audition?
ukpuppetboy
Understudy
joined:2/12/13
"Who knew her fans were so mean and nasty!?"

One assumes most of the Tony voting panel met with mysterious accidents after "Victor Victoria -gate"..
Updated On: 11/27/13 at 11:38 PM
Michael Bennett
Broadway Legend
joined:3/16/05
I would think PETER PAN would be a natural for a new television broadcast, given that the original telecast was also on NBC and Zaden/Meron announced (a few years ago) plans for a new film of version of the Mary Martin version...
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
West Side Story is an interesting idea. But the three main roles would be difficult to cast if they're going for "names."

#sadandtransparent
Updated On: 11/27/13 at 11:51 PM
degrassifan
Broadway Legend
joined:1/23/08
"I wonder how many people will watch it? Outside of theatre fans and Carrie Underwoods fans, will they get a big audition?"

I think a lot of people will watch it. I sometimes think we theater fans underestimate the general public (rightly so though). 1997 R&H's Cinderella, 1999 Annie, and 2003 Music Man all got big numbers. Then, there's Glee, Smash, musical episodes of TV shows, High School Musical, etc.
SidebySidebyLogan
Stand-by
joined:9/25/13
There could be so many different aproaches if it did become a yearly thing. 1776 around Independence Day, Damn Yankees during baseball season, Finnian's Rainbow on St. Paty's Day lol.

Some I think may work that I don't remember being mentioned:

A Funny Thing Happened On the Way to the Forum
Hello, Dolly! (With Bette Midler please!)
The Wiz
Showboat
Gentleman Prefer Blondes
42 Street
Thoroughly Modern Millie
Anything Goes
Kiss Me, Kate
Rent
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
The Pajama Game
A Chorus Line (would this one work offstage?)



Updated On: 11/28/13 at 05:09 AM

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