Sunday, January 12, 2014

Book the Broadway Challenge Suggestions!

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I’ve been thinking about this challenge quite a bit lately, and after some questions from others, I thought I should compile this list! What you see here is as thorough a list as I could make of musicals based on books! This isn’t perfect. Some books were written after the musical came into existence, some are more inspired by the story than based. Some are based on plays as opposed to novels. Some are based on picture books instead of novels. Some are musicals based on movies based on books. The reason for the loosy-goosyness is because musicals and books are all about personal interpretation (and I’m sort of lazy…)

And just for fun, I’ve bolded the books I’ve read and italicized the shows I’ve seen!

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Les Miserables by Victor Hugo

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Wicked by Gregory Maguire

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Matilda by Roald Dahl

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The Scarlet Pimpernel by Emmuska Orczy

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Mary Poppins by P.L. Travers

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Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow

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Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis into Mame

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The Book of Mormon

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The Works of Dr. Seuss into Seussical the Musical

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Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot into Cats

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The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux

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Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener into SOuth Pacific

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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare into West Side Story

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Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

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Maria by Maria von Trapp into The Sound of Music

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Little Women by Lousia May Alcott

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The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett

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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw  into My Fair Lady

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Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens into Oliver!

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Shrek! by William Steig into Shrek the Musical!

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Grimm’s Fairy Tales into Into the Woods

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Cinderella by Charles Perrault

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The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen

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The Princess and the Pea by Hans Christian Andersen into Once Upon a Mattress

Any books/musicals that you’ve read/seen? Any that I’ve missed?

1 comment:

  1. There are some good books and musicals in there!! I'm excited to see your reviews on these!

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