Last week, the world mourned the loss of three-time Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director, playwright and essayist Nora Ephron. Looking back on her long and illustrious career, Broadway.com asked readers which of Ephron’s films should become a Broadway musical. The results are in, and stories about love, friendship and magic topped readers’ wish list. Check out the results below.
1. When Harry Met Sally - 32%
This 1989 movie charts the up and downs of a relationship that blossomed between two longtime pals . Starring Billy Crystal as Harry and Meg Ryan as Sally, the film's screenplay earned Ephron an Oscar nod as well as a spot on Entertainment Weekly’s Top 10 Most Romantic Movies of All Time list. From the infamous “I’ll have what she’s having” deli scene to the romantic New Year’s Eve confession, When Harry Met Sally brought a new dimension to the guy meets girl rom-com.
2. You’ve Got Mail - 17%
A modern adaptation of the 1940 film The Shop Around the Corner, You’ve Got Mail updated the premise of a couple falling in love through letter writting with their courtship happening via email. The film received its title from the trademark AOL greeting. The movie reunited Ephron with her Sleepless in Seattle stars Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. Not only is Sleepless in Seattle already getting the musical treatment, Hanks is planning on headlining Ephron's final play, Lucky Guy, on Broadway later this season.
3. Bewitched - 16%
Based on the sitcom of the same name, Bewitched follows a woman who is secretly a witch and the mortal man who falls in love with her. The film adds a twist to the beloved story by having the stars (Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell and Shirley MacLaine) play actors in a remake of the classic TV show from the '60s.
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