What BOOK turned MUSICAL would you like to see?

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Are there any books that would make sense to turn into a musical for you? Harry Poter, The Lovely Bones, etc. It currently seems to be a trend that good books become a movie first then maybe a musical. why not a book into a musical?
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Carrie proved that this was a bad idea.
Updated On: 4/16/10 at 01:25 AM
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Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice
Lanford Wilson’s Redwood Curtain
Robert James Waller’s The Bridges of Madison County

And, as long as it has beautiful music.
"I love acting. It is so much more real than life." Oscar Wilde
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley
Updated On: 4/16/10 at 01:47 AM
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Widow of the South
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Catch 22.

It would be so hard to follow on stage, yet oh so hilarious.
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
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a castle in the attic
"(in a sweedish accent) Oh! What a lovely T-shirt you are wearing!"- Catherine Zeta-Jones refering to my ALNM shirt at the CD signing. Say NO to drugs and YES to Jackie Hoffman Live At Joes Pub! "ITS THE DAY OF THE SHOW YA'LL!!"-Bwaynerd
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Jason Robert Brown would do the most phenomenal The Green Mile.
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Tony by Patrick Dennis. Could be the male Mame.
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The Giver
"Somethin's comin', I don't know what it is but it is gonna be great!"
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^ I was just thinking of The Giver!
"In theater, the process of it is the experience. Everyone goes through the process, and everyone has the experience together. It doesn't last - only in people's memories and in their hearts. That's the beauty and sadness of it. But that's life - beauty and the sadness. And that is why theater is life." - Sherie Rene Scott
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Tuck Everlasting
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister
Stephen: "Could you grab me a coffee?" Me: "Would you like that with all the colors of the wind?"
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I agree with Tuck Everlasting, as long as Adam Guettel does the music and lyrics!
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Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice

It's called First Impressions. Lovely overture.

Amy Tan - The Kitchen God's Wife
Misery - Stephen King (based on the novel, not the screenplay, incorporating the scenes from the Misery novel Paul is writing)
A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
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My Brilliant Career
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Thomson and Mann are already working on a musical for Tuck Everlasting.

http://www.thomsonandmann.com/projects.htm

The link to the project is towards the bottom of the page and includes 5 demo songs. "All The Time In The World" was recorded by Jonathan Groff & Phoebe Strole.

OT: Does anybody here have any idea why "The Baker's Wife" hasn't been staged on Broadway?




"I love acting. It is so much more real than life." Oscar Wilde
"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music." Aldous Huxley
Updated On: 4/21/10 at 11:58 AM
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ive always thought that 'Confederacy of Dunces' would make a great English opera. To me, its central character sees himself on such an unrealistically grand scale that only an opera would suffice. I think it could have the same type of comic potential as Jerry Springer: The Opera, which could really be regarded as a piece of opera OR musical theatre come to think of it. But def. agree with some sort of stage adaptation of C.O.D.
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Chinua Achebe's Things Fall Apart.
"You drank a charm to kill John Proctor's wife! You drank a charm to kill Goody Proctor!" - Betty Parris to Abigail Williams in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
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I've always thought "Something Wicked This Way Comes" would stage-adapt well.
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Pride And Prejudice And Zombies

Ordinary People
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North and South - Elizabeth Gaskell
Emma - Jane Austen
(and for some weird reason, do not ask)
Lord of the Flies - William Golding

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The Great Gatsby.
Your latest 7in sounds obscene unless you spin it at a 45.
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Things Fall Apart would be AMAZING.

My suggestion is "Middlesex".
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Gimme a creepy Flowers in the Attic play, with incidental music.
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There is also a charming book entitled "c*nt", subsequently banned in several countries.

It would be marvellous on stage.
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
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The Alienist, by Caleb Carr