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Twentieth Century Fox
Broadway has a long tradition of taking movies and adapting them as stage musicals.
The results have been mixed. Hits have included Hairspray, The Lion King, Billy Elliott and the more recent School of Rock and Waitress but then there are clunkers like Urban Cowboy, Leap of Faith and Finding Neverland.
Earlier today, Playbill reported that a musical adaptation of Baz Luhrmann's 2001 Oscar-nominated film Moulin Rouge starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor is (finally!) being developed as a musical for the stage. No word on casting or when or where the musical will open, but we can't wait to see what they come up with.
With that in mind, here are seven more movies we'd love you to see turned into song-and-dance productions...
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1. The Devil Wears Prada: A musical adaptation has reportedly been in the works for more than a year. Just imagine the wardrobe! As for the cast, let's start with Barbra Streisand as Miranda Priestly. We can dream, can't we?
3. Bridget Jones's Diary: Emilia Clarke in granny panties may be the perfect way to help her forget about that Breakfast at Tiffany's bomb three years ago.
4. Pretty Woman: A musical about our favorite hooker is reportedly coming to Broadway next year and I hear there as a reading recently with at least one Tony winner in a starring role.
5. Mahogany: The campy 1975 flick starred Diana Ross as a Chicago woman from the projects who becomes a successful fashion designer in Rome. The theme song was nominated for an Oscar so it already has one foot in the musical door.
6. The Help: This cast of characters and its storyline takeson the Civil Rights era with heart and depth. And just imagine Minny belting out some comic relief with a song about her infamous chocolate pie.
7. Bernie: Probably the least known film on our list, the 2001 Richard Linklater-directed movie tells the true-story about the murder of a Texas town's resident cranky wealthy widow by her much younger gay companion. Jack Black and Shirley MacLaine starred in the movie and should do the same on stage.
Our list could go on and on. But now we want to hear from you. What movie would you like to see as a Broadway musical? Leave your suggestions below.
See you at the Tonys.