Usually, musicals are turned into movies, but sometimes, movies are taken to the stage! In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of famous movies that were turned into musicals. You'll be surprised by which were successes, and which were total flops!
"Silence! The Musical," was a hilarious spoof that played in fringe theaters for a while in 2005. It didn't make it to Broadway, but it should have!
"Beauty and the Beast" came to Broadway in 1994. What would follow is Disney's total domination of Broadway. . .
"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" became a popular Broadway musical. It was from composer-lyricist David Yazbek, and it played in 2005.
"Little Shop of Horrors" started as a B-movie, made by Roger Corman. It was turned into a musical in 1982.
"Grand Hotel" hit Broadway in 1989. It was also a success as a black and white movie with Greta Garbo.
"Rocky," the musical, actually made it to Broadway! But it only lasted for six months in 2014. . .
Julie Taymor transformed "The Lion King" for the stage. Today, it's one of the most popular Disney musicals.
Duh. This John Waters movie was turned into a stage musical in 2002. The musical was then made into a movie again!
"Once" was an indy hit in Ireland in 2007. It became a Broadway musical in 2012. The famous song from the movie and show is "Falling Slowly."
"42nd Street" started as a movie in 1933. It wasn't converted into a Broadway musical until 1980! Long time coming.
"Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" was based on the 1954 movie. It only had five performances on Broadway in 1982.
"Aladdin" was based on the 1992 movie sensation. It hit the Broadway stage in 2014, and it's still playing!
"Mary Poppins" hit the Broadway stage in 2004. It took many years to get it all figured out, but they had the rights in 1993.
"Grey Gardens," based on the lives of Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and her daughter, hit the stage in 2006. The musical was as bizarre as the documentary.
"8 1/2" was turned into the musical "Nine." It hit the Broadway stage in 1982. It was later made into a movie musical!
"Nights of Cabiria" was a 1957 movie that was turned into "Sweet Charity" in 1966. The songs from the show are some of the most famous in Broadway history.
The trippy movie known as "Xanadu" was turned into a Broadway musical in 2007. Yes, there was lots of rollerskating.
"Promises, Promises" came to Broadway in 1968. It was based off the Billy Wilder movie "The Apartment."
"Monty Python and the Holy Grail" was turned into Spamalot in "2005." This show borrowed songs from other Monty Python movies, as well.
The 1951 movie classic was turned into a Broadway musical in 2015. Seems like it should have been done sooner!
"Carnival!" was the stage adaptation of the Leslie Caron movie "Lili." It hit the Broadway stage in 1961.
All of these classic movies were turned into Broadway musicals. Some were more successful than others!
"Mamma Mia!" borrowed from both of these. It got its plot from the Italian movie, but it borrowed the ABBA songs from something that was done in "Muriel's Wedding."
The 1994 musical "Passion" was based off the 1981 Italian film "Passione d'Amore." Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's work was masterful.
"A Little Night Music" was based off the Ingmar Bergman movie "Smiles of a Summer Night." It debuted in 1973.
Although "Newsies" was a flop when it was a movie in 1992, it became a successful musical. It opened onstage in 2012.
This fun musical came to Broadway in 2002. It starred Sutton Foster, making a star turn.
Although it was made into a musical, "Dirty Dancing" only played to regional audiences. Maybe that will change!
This Broadway hit was based off a British movie. Cindi Lauper did the music for it, and it's no drag!
This smash hit starred Glenn Close, and it's based off the 1950 movie. The musical debuted in 1995.
"The Producers" came to Broadway in 2001. It was a huge hit with Nathan Lane and Matthew Broderick.
"The Full Monty" was a wonderful hit that came out in 2000. It was based on the enormously successful British film.
"Billy Elliot" is based on the phenomenal movie, set in Ireland. It first hit the stage in 2005.
Sadly, "Evil Dead: The Musical," did not make it to Broadway. But it got as close as Las Vegas!
Yes, there was an "American Psycho" musical, but it didn't last long. It was around for a few months in 2016.