Adaptations You Would Like To See?

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Posted: 4/3/19 at 2:51pm

DoTheDood said: "John Adams said: "I'd like to see the BBC TV seriesMirandamade into a musical. I love Miranda Hart's humor, and I think Tim Minchin might make a nice collaborator with her for a score."

Honestly I just need a new Minchin musical. Any project he's apart of I'm immediately sold on.
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I'm on board with anything new from Minchin, too. 

After seeing the Platt/Corden "Bromance" musical, I'd really like to see James Corden star in my Miranda Hart/Tim Minchin musical. I don't know how he'd manage his talk show and a Broadway show at the same time, but he really would be perfect as the male version of Miranda. 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#27
Posted: 4/3/19 at 5:36pm

John Adams said: "I'm on board with anything new from Minchin, too."

Minchin posted a new song at the begining of the year, '15 Minutes', and that just feels like a tease.

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Posted: 4/3/19 at 6:00pm

Drop Dead Gorgeous. Such an underrated black comedy.

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#29
Posted: 4/3/19 at 7:03pm
Junebug could work as a play. One of my favorite movies :)
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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#30
Posted: 4/3/19 at 8:53pm

"Once Upon a Time in America" is the grand American musical drama I wish someone like Bartlett Sher and Jason Robert Brown would tackle.

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#31
Posted: 4/3/19 at 8:56pm

 Marcel Carne's 1945 romantic classic and valentine to the theatre, Children of Paradise.

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#32
Posted: 4/4/19 at 5:24am

CedricOates said: "I think the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice would work well on the stage. Maybe include Persephone and Hades, and use jazz music. Idk tho "

Idk....idk how successful that would be....

 

 

lol :) 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#33
Posted: 4/4/19 at 7:16am

The following have always seemed like good ideas to me:
That Thing You Do.
Enchanted.
As Good As If Gets.
Stand By Me.
Shawshank Redemption.
Empire Records (but off Broadway and campy 90s)

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#34
Posted: 4/4/19 at 8:37am

I've always thought 1996's "Mirror Has Two Faces" would work as a musical comedy on stage. The Streisand-Bridges movie had it's "moments", but I think it would work better on a stage with music to move it along more quickly. 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#35
Posted: 4/4/19 at 8:39am

As early as 2001, there was talk of Moonstruck, the Musical.

What didn't happen and why not?

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#36
Posted: 4/4/19 at 8:42am

I actually think this has been announced, but I'd love to see a stage adaptation of Mystic Pizza!

 

Also....maybe...Yours, Mine and Ours? Just a thought. 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#37
Posted: 4/4/19 at 9:00am

She-Devil! Specifically by David Yazbek in the heightened style of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. It is already structured to work so well as a musical, has wonderfully large characters, and Mary's pink palace alone would be worth staging it.

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#38
Posted: 4/4/19 at 9:27am

Mm882 said: "Enchanted."

I would totally watch that, but I would be a bit worried it wouldn't be the same going from the fairy tale world to the real world. There was a difference when it went from animation and life action which I'm not completely sure can be translated to stage. Still I would love to see at least an attempt because the rest of it could work very well

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#39
Posted: 5/16/19 at 8:26am

I know I'm bringing back a month old thread (sorryr!) but I recently re-watched Crazy Rich Asians, and I totally agree...I think it would make for an incredible stage adaptation, not to mention the diversity it would bring to Broadway. Fully support. 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#40
Posted: 5/16/19 at 8:30pm
I've been wanting to see Neil Gaiman's novel "The Graveyard Book" adapted into a musical for years. It's just so fun and perfect.
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Posted: 5/16/19 at 11:07pm
Crazy Rich Asians could be interesting.

One Iím really hoping for is a state adaptation of Sing You Home by Jodi Piccoult. Really important story.

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#42
Posted: 5/16/19 at 11:43pm
VELVET GOLDMINE

The designs alone would cause a sensation.
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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#43
Posted: 5/17/19 at 12:51am
Forever waiting for Hocus Pocus to happen.

Iíve also wanted a Miss Congeniality musical starring Stephanie J. Block for years.
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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#44
Posted: 5/17/19 at 12:21pm

twinklingstar said: "I've been wanting to see Neil Gaiman's novel "The Graveyard Book" adapted into a musical for years. It's just so fun and perfect."

That would be amazing! I love Neil Gaiman, and with so much of his work being adapted for film (Stardust, Coraline) and television (American Gods, Good Omens - which I can't wait for), a theatre project would be a really interesting move. The Graveyard Book is a perfect choice, I agree. 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#45
Posted: 5/17/19 at 12:21pm

gleek4114 said: "Forever waiting for Hocus Pocus to happen.

I’ve also wanted a Miss Congeniality musical starring Stephanie J. Block for years.
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Were there ever plans for Hocus Pocus on stage? Or do we all just have to hope & dream? Adaptations You Would Like To See? 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#46
Posted: 5/17/19 at 1:35pm

MISS CONGENIALITY would be a fabulous musical in the right hands. Can you imagine the finale?!

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME could work as an intimate piece with the right composer. 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#47
Posted: 5/18/19 at 1:02pm

Alice147 said: "twinklingstar said: "I've been wanting to see Neil Gaiman's novel "The Graveyard Book" adapted into a musical for years. It's just so fun and perfect."

That would be amazing! I love Neil Gaiman, and with so much of his work being adapted for film (Stardust, Coraline) and television (American Gods, Good Omens - which I can't wait for), a theatre project would be a really interesting move. The Graveyard Book is a perfect choice, I agree.
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Let me be the one to third this! In the hands of a skilled composer (this would be interesting work for Tim Minchin) and director, and get Neil Gaiman involved in the process, it could be magical.

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Posted: 5/20/19 at 4:14pm

Call Me By Your Name - totally agree with the right style and mood (ie, Once, The Band's Visit) that this could be so beautifully told on the stage.

Outside of the Box- Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King could be an interesting opportunity for a play or musical with the right book writer and composers... (couldn't any show, though? haha)  But the story is well-paced w/ rich characters.

Randomly- Not sure really why this popped into my head- but it made me laugh.  A cross-over of Hamilton and Terms of Endearment- Shirley MacLaine singing Give Her (Your Are Not Taking Away) Her Shot. 

 

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#49
Posted: 5/20/19 at 6:54pm

If anyone could turn the play Machinal into a musical, it's Dave Malloy.

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Adaptations You Would Like To See?#50
Posted: 5/20/19 at 7:23pm
The Picture of Dorian Gray musical