The theatre meets Tinseltown as we turn the spotlight on big-screen adaptations of Broadway hits.
As the winner of six Academy Awards, 'Chicago' proved that as a musical, it was one singular sensation.
Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta brought this Broadway musical to the big screen. Now 36 years later, theaters still host 'Grease' sing-alongs because Grease is the word!
Travolta swaps his grease for some hairspray - and a dress - as he sings and dances in another film version of a Broadway musical! But he’s not exactly a greaser stud this time…
Madonna channels her inner diva in this 1996 film about Eva Perón, the First Lady of Argentina, which also stars Antonio Banderas.
Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007)
We’ve all heard it said that “You are what you eat,” but when you’re snacking on Sweeney Todd pies, it’s more like, “You are who you eat.”
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Rick Moranis stars as Seymour Krelborn, a florist who likes strange and interesting plants. That eat human flesh.
The Sound of Music (19
The hills are alive with the sound of music, which is supplied by the Von Trapp family and their governess Maria, as they flee their beloved Austria with the Nazis in pursuit.
My Fair Lady (1964)
As Eliza Doolittle, Audrey Hepburn gets the ultimate makeover, allowing herself to be transformed from a tacky cockney flower girl into a “proper lady.”
West Side Story (1961)
Star-crossed teens Tony and Maria find themselves in the middle of rival gangs, the Jets and the Sharks, who sing and dance alot more than most gangs.
Liza Minnelli and Joel Grey star in director/choreographer Bob Fosse's film version of the Tony-Award winning hit.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The London stage production spawned a movie…and midnight screenings with toast thrown at the screen. Tim Curry and Susan Sarandon look equally fabulous in bras and fishnet stockings.
Les Miserables (2012)
Based on the world-famous musical, the movie stars Wolverine as a Jean Valjean who takes care of an abandoned girl all while on the run from the righteous Javert. And Anne Hathaway gets her head shaved.
Rock of Ages (2012)
The Sunset Strip serves as the backdrop for this rock 'n' roll love story based on the 2006 Broadway musical. Unfortunately, it's Alec Baldwin’s bad hair and Tom Cruise’s muscular physique that steal the show.
In this musical adaptation of Dickens' Oliver Twist, a young orphan learns the art of pickpocketing - and to never ask for a second helping.
Before becoming a singing Ice Princess, Adele Dazeem – um, Idina Menzel – originated the role of Maureen Johnson in 'Rent,' taking the character to the big screen as well.