Here Are A Bunch of Other Broadway Musicals Set For The Big Screen After ‘Cats’!

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Hold on to your seats everyone! Cats isn’t the only Broadway musical being adapted into our big screens. Hollywood has a lot in store so I guess you could say that the elegant Cats is really just the beginning of everything for this whole new decade!

I suppose there really is something with the magic of Broadway that just brings us all to listen to it. We can all remember how wondrous Broadway plays have been adapted into movies throughout the years.

West Side Story (1961)
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My Fair Lady (1964)
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Sound of Music (1965)
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Funny Girl (1968)
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Grease (1978)
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Chicago (2002)
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The Phantom of The Opera (2004)
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Rent (2005)
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Dreamgirls (2006)
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Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
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Mamma Mia (2008)
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Les Miserables (2012)
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And with not a Broadway movie yet in sight for seven years after Les Miserables, more of the enchanting world of Broadway is coming to town once again and honestly, we just can’t wait! How could we when a ton of the Broadway shows to be adapted are just ones whose soundtracks which we can’t stop listening to over and over again!

Dear Evan Hansen

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A musical about a teenager who doesn’t know how to connect to people that connects to people, Dear Evan Hansen tells the story of a teenage boy named Evan Hansen who suffers from social anxiety and ends up getting caught in a bunch of lies after the a classmate of him commits suicide.

Be More Chill

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Broadway’s viral hit is getting the film adaptation it truly deserves. Be More Chill lives to tell the tale of a sixteen year old boy named Jeremy who decides to take a pill that would plant a computer in his brain to help him be one of the cool kids and to get the girl of his dream. Things work out at first until the computer decides to take over the whole school then the whole world.

West Side Story Remake

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The gangster Romeo and Juliet story is coming back to life with Steven Spielberg directing. With Ansel Elgort and newcomer Rachel Zegler in the leading roles, the movie sure is guaranteed to be fresh and promising, with a more historical accuracy compared to the original film adaptation as they celebrate both the American and Hispanic culture.

In The Heights

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Another Broadway play focusing on Hispanic culture is one written, composed, and starred in by the Broadway legend, Lin-Manuel Miranda who also wrote, composed, and starred in the Broadway hit, Hamilton.

In The Heights tells the story of how a winning lottery ticket affects the Hispanic community living in Washington Heights and how their stories are all tied up together.


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Last, but not the least is Wicked which has been a huge hit since it opened. The play is a revisionist tale on the Wicked Witch of The West in the Land of Oz. It shows how the Wicked Witch of The West is actually more than just a “wicked witch”. She was a misunderstood girl named Elphaba born with green skin due to an elixir her mother had drunk while she was pregnant with her.

Elphaba’s tale is bound to take flight this 2021.


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