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broadway moves...#0
Posted: 2/16/06 at 12:34pm
what are the worst and best musicals transferred into movies?

i think the worst is def Joseph, the version i watched was shocking
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re: broadway moves...#1
Posted: 2/16/06 at 12:39pm
Nahh, I've seen worse.

Probably the worst one would be Pippin, because it was abridged in the wrong places.
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re: broadway moves...#2
Posted: 2/16/06 at 1:45pm
Best- Chicago (minus Richard Gere)

Worst- Phantom (biggest waste of money since they hired a second Bush...)
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re: broadway moves...#3
Posted: 2/16/06 at 1:49pm
Worst - The Wiz

Best - Hair
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re: broadway moves...#4
Posted: 2/16/06 at 1:57pm
Best - Chicago (but only by default since Hedwig & The Angry Inch was off-broadway, and therefore, not a 'broadway' musical)

Worst - A CHorus Line
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re: broadway moves...#5
Posted: 2/16/06 at 2:07pm
Best- CHICAGO

Worst- The Producers (just too stagey for me)
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re: broadway moves...#6
Posted: 2/16/06 at 4:48pm
"Pippin" is a nice document for most of the numbers, as abridged as it is.

Chicago is really a great musical film, argurably the best. Renee Zellwegger is tolerable, but not great.

Well, Guys and Dolls isn't great, but it does preserve Vivian Blaine and Stubby Kaye. Hmm...worst? Tough question, don't know.
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re: broadway moves...#7
Posted: 2/16/06 at 8:08pm
Chicago is one of the best musical films...it will probably become a classic in time.
I also love the movie verison of West Side Story, I think some of the ways it was changed (moving songs around, the rearangment of "America", etc.) makes it better than the musical- in some ways.
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re: broadway moves...#8
Posted: 2/16/06 at 10:53pm
Sorry this is sort of a thread jack, but why do so many people have a problem with Richard Gere in that role? I thought he was adorable and just great.

I too loved Chicago, and I love Chorus Line too although I never did get to see it on stage, so that may be why I liked the movie.
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re: broadway moves...#9
Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:10pm
Best- The Producers

Worst- JCS
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re: broadway moves...#10
Posted: 2/16/06 at 11:11pm
Are you talking about filmed performances?

Or movie musicals?