“Cruel Intentions: The Musical” is returning to the stage in New York City in 2017. Ryan Phillippe, star of the original 1999 movie about two vicious step-siblings and their plan to deflower their prep school headmaster’s daughter, tweeted his endorsement of the stage production. “I recommend seeing this if you can. It’s a lot of fun.”
Tina Fey’s “Mean Girls” musical is set to premiere on Broadway in 2018. “I think fans will hopefully find that this has the DNA of the movie and is true of the spirit of it, but is also opened up in a lot of ways,” she told Entertainment Weekly. Fey’s husband Jeff Richmond wrote the music for the stage production.
'The Lion King'
Disney's animated classic "The Lion King" became a musical in June 1997.
"The Lion King" musical was an instant success before taking the Broadway stage.
It is recognized as one of the highest-grossing productions in Broadway history.
Comedy film "The Producers" revolves around a producer who experiences a Broadway flop and meets an accountant who becomes his accomplice in a get-rich-quick scheme.
The famous film turned into a musical and hit Broadway in 2001. The production went on to win 12 Tony Awards.
'The Full Monty'
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In the 1997 film, "The Full Monty", six unemployed steel workers form a striptease act.
The comedy film-turned-musical debuted at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego in 2000 before making it's big debut on Broadway.
1950's film "Sunset Boulevard" tells the story of a screenwriter who is hired by a silent actress that wants to make a comeback in the film industry.
Several years later, the film became a musical and it debuted in London's West End.
'Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert'
1994 film "Priscilla Queen Of The Desert" follows two drag queen performers and a transgender woman as they travel across the desert to perform at a resort in the Australian desert.
The movie turned into a musical and debuted in 2006 at the Lyric Theatre in Sydney, Australia.
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert" the musical consisted of a long-try out in Toronto.
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One of the most romantic films out, "Once" centres on two struggling musicians from Dublin who come together to write, rehearse, and perform songs together.
"Once" the musical debuted at the New York Theater Workshop in 2001 before heading to Broadway in 2012.
'Monty Python And The Holy Grail'
1975 film "Monty Python And The Holy Grail" focuses on King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail.
The film served as the basis for "Spamalot", the three-time Tony Award-winning musical and grossed over $175 million.
'Little Shop Of Horrors'
1960 horror-comedy "The Little Shop Of Horrors" follows a florist who nurtures a man-eating plant that demands to be fed.
The rock classic became a stage production in 1982.
The"Little Shop Of Horrors" musical debuted off-Broadway at a theatre in New York City.
Actress Reese Witherspoon's most popular film "Legally Blonde" premiered in San Francisco in January 2007.
The musical, which is based on the 2001 bubbly film, had pre-Broadway tryouts before its big debut.
A "Legally Blonde" production was also recorded and featured on MTV in September 2007.
The 2005 classic "Kinky Boots" follows a drag queen who saves a struggling shoe company.
"Kinky Boots" the musical came to life in October 2012 when it debuted in Chicago at the Bank Of America Theater.
The production won many awards, including Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Choreography.
'The Hunchback Of Notre Dame'
Disney's 1996 film "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame" was turned into a musical in 1993.
The production debuted at the Theater am Potsdamer Platz in Berlin.
1980's classic "Fame" centres on a group of gifted teenagers who have a profound love for the performing arts.
"Fame-The Musical" debuted in Miami in 1988.
The prouction's name changed to "Fame on 42nd Street" as it debuted at the the Little Shubert Theatre in New York City.
'The Evil Dead'
1981 horror movie "Evil Dead" became a Canadian rock musical in 2003.
After debuting at the Tranzac club in Toronto, it moved onto the Broadway stage three years later after receiving rave reviews.
British dance drama "Billy Elliot" centres around a young boxer who becomes a professional ballet dancer.
The film hit theatres on September 29, 2000, and was a huge success.
Five years later, "Billy Elliot the Musical" was born.
The production's first show was at the Victoria Palace Theatre in London's West End.
'Beauty And The Beast'
It's no surprise that Disney's romantic animated film "Beauty And The Beast" became a musical.
With songs like "Belle" and "Be Our Guest", all of the eight songs featured in the 1991 film made it into the production, along with six new songs by songwriter Alan Menken.
The musical is also one of Broadway's longest-running productions.
1988 musical-comedy film "Hairspray" tells the story of an outgoing teenager from Baltimore, Tracy Turnblad, who nabs a role on a dancing television show.
The fun movie turned into a Tony Award-winning musical in 2002.
With upbeat songs like "Good Morning Baltimore", "Welcome To The '60s", and "You Can't Stop The Beat", the musical became a Broadway classic.
"The Bodyguard" film, which stars the late legendary singer Whitney Houston and actor Kevin Costner, became a musical in 2012.
The production features some of Houston's most recognizable songs "I Wanna Dance with Somebody","I Will Always Love You", and "One Moment in Time".
1964 film "Mary Poppins" tells the story of a nanny who uses music to help two children become closer to their father.
"Mary Poppins" eventually became a musical and held try-outs in Bristol in 2004.
The production took centre stage at the West End theatre in London.
'Saturday Night Fever'
1977 film "Saturday Night Fever" stars the king of the disco floor John Travolta and actress Karen Lynn Gorney.
The dance-filled movie turned into a musical when it debuted in 1998 in London.
Hilarious animated movie "Shrek" hit the box office in 2001 and captured everyone's attention.
The film has a star-studded cast, including Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, and Cameron Diaz.
"Shrek The Musical" is based on the fantasy film and debuted in 2008 and ended in January 2011.
'The Wizard Of Oz'
"The Wizard Of Oz" follows Dorothy Gale, a girl from Kansas who gets swept up in a tornado and needs to find her way back home but not before meeting some friends along the way.
The classic 1939 film was turned into a musical in 2011.