Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday (86)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Top Ten Book-to-Broadway Adaptations
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
1. Peter and the Starcatcher
This is my absolute, all-time, definite favorite show. I have a bookmark and the poster. Oddly enough, though, while I've read Peter Pan, I've never read Peter and the Starcatchers.

2. Wicked
Who doesn't like Wicked? Even if you haven't seen it, you probably know (and enjoy) "Defying Gravity."

3. South Pacific
This is up there in my favorite musicals. The score, and just everything about it is wonderful.

4. Phantom of the Opera
It's nearly impossible not to get pumped when that famous organ music starts.

5. Mary Poppins
The Broadway show is a lot more like the book than the movie, but both are delightful!

6. Gypsy
It's such an intense show, but I remember really liking it when I saw it.

7. Damn Yankees
My dad plays the soundtrack in the car on long trips and I love it. :)

8. Les Miserables
I have a love-hate relationship with this one, but it felt wrong to leave it off the list.

9. Beauty and the Beast
In a middle school production, I played one of the narrators. (And yes, I did get to say "Who could ever love... a beast.")

10. Cinderella
It's funny, because I'm not a huge fan of the fairy tale, but I love the Rodgers and Hammerstein version.

I'm sure there are a lot of great show adaptations I'm missing here, but I only wanted to list ones I've actually seen.
What are your favorite books-turned-Broadway shows?

4 comments:

  1. LOVE your topic choice, books + Broadway = happiness! My favorites from the list are Les Mis, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, and Phantom of the Opera! :) My TTT is Fictional Places I’d Love to Vacation: http://aliceinreaderland.com/2013/05/27/vacation/

    Alice @ Alice in Readerland

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  2. Great topic idea! So original! Thanks for stopping by my TTT.

    brenda

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  3. Haha I would DIE if I saw a Beauty and The Beast play. It's my fave fairytale (mostly because Belle likes books . . .) Best line from the entire movie fyi.

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