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Movie Inspired Musicals

The Silver Screen and the Great White Way
Over the years, theatre has inspired film, and film has inspired theatre. These ten movie musicals all started as movies first, and the twist is, none were originally musicals. All had their musical debut on stage.

Sunset Boulevard (1950) Dir. Billy Wilder; William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Sunset Boulevard (1950) Dir. Billy Wilder; William Holden, Gloria Swanson, Erich von Stroheim

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones; Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) Dir. Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones; Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle

La Cage aux Folles (1978) Dir. Édouard Molinaro; Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier

La Cage aux Folles (1978) Dir. Édouard Molinaro; Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Claire Maurier

A Christmas Story (1983) Dir. Bob Clark; Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin

A Christmas Story (1983) Dir. Bob Clark; Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin

Shrek (2001) Dir.  Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson;  Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Shrek (2001) Dir. Andrew Adamson, Vicky Jenson; Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz

Billy Elliot (2000) Dir. Stephen Daldry; Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood

Billy Elliot (2000) Dir. Stephen Daldry; Jamie Bell, Julie Walters, Jean Heywood

Legally Blonde (2001) Dir. Robert Luketic; Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

Legally Blonde (2001) Dir. Robert Luketic; Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catch Me If You Can (2002) Dir. Steven Spielberg; Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Catch Me If You Can (2002) Dir. Steven Spielberg; Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken

Finding Neverland (2004) Dir. Marc Forster; Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie

Finding Neverland (2004) Dir. Marc Forster; Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie

Kinky Boots (2005) Dir. Julian Jarrold; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts

Kinky Boots (2005) Dir. Julian Jarrold; Chiwetel Ejiofor, Joel Edgerton, Sarah-Jane Potts