Just last night I was talking to a friend who said he wished "Jojo Rabbit" was a musical, and I said "it has Off-Broadway written all over it, we'll have heard the first song within ten years." This made me think: besides the projects that you personally WISH would become musicals, what have you seen or read that you immediately realized "there's no way this one doesn't get an adaptation sometime soon?"
Hocus Pocus. I'd be shocked if Disney didn't have some people developing it.
Crazy Rich Asians and Love Simon. I'd say in the next 2-4 years
Kad said: "Hocus Pocus. I'd be shocked if Disney didn't have some people developing it."You're SO right. I completely agree. I still don't understand why they haven't tried to pursue Hunchback more. I guess some of the themes are darker Disney, but still.
Kad said: "Hocus Pocus. I'd be shocked if Disney didn't have some people developing it."Allegedly it's not broadway-bound because it's a limited season, Aug-mid Nov, and couldn't really turn a profit. They still might attempt in a White Christmas way where there are multiple tours going at once. They'd likely make all their money with every regional, school, etc doing it every year, though.
13 Going On 30 was in development a while back.
50 First Dates could be an interesting musical, and Notting Hill. Most popular rom-coms really.
I've always said The House Bunny starring Annaleigh Ashford would be exquisite.
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Mister Matt said: "My Big Fat Greek Wedding"This would be joyous. Mama Mia with a decent story and some genuine laughs.
jbroadway4 said: "I've always saidThe House Bunnystarring Annaleigh Ashfordwould be exquisite."This is the most brilliant idea I’ve heard all day
I always felt that Radio Days would make a good musical, but then I also thought that Bulletys Over Broadway would. Also, 4 Weddings and a Funeral.
Miss Congeniality with Sutton.
I could see CMBYN as either a play with music (lovely romantic Italian music) or a musical. Elio's 11 o'clock number could be amazingly moving if well written.
I'm surprised that no one has taken a crack at adapting Across the Universe for the stage.
" I'm surprised that no one has taken a crack at adapting Across the Universe for the stage." If I remember correctly, they were going to put it the stage a few years after the movie came out, but it became too expensive.Here's the article from 2017:https://www.broadway.com/buzz/190452/let-it-be-julie-taymor-is-ready-to-bring-her-beatles-movie-musical-across-the-universe-to-broadway/
I have aways thought that Chappaquiddick will be a musical eventually.
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