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Best Broadway Shows, From Screen To Stage

Last updated June 11, 2024 by Broadway.com Staff
Casey Likes as Marty McFly and the cast of <i>Back to the Future: The Musical</i>.
The cast of Back to the Future: The Musical
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

If you're looking for a little familiarity when it comes to your Broadway experience, musicals inspired by movies may be the way to go! You'll see a story you enjoy, characters you love, even hear songs you know, all based on a screen favorite. Find out which movies that have made their way to the stage are featured on Broadway!

What You'll Learn About

Back to the Future

Now in performances. 

Great Scott! Back to the Future has arrived on Broadway in a high-voltage adaptation by the film’s creators Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis. When Marty McFly finds himself transported back to 1955 in a time machine built by the eccentric scientist Doc Brown, he accidentally changes the course of history. Now he’s in a race against time to fix the present, escape the past and send himself... back to the future. Rev up to 88mph and get ready for some heavy entertainment! Get tickets!

Roger Bart as Doc Brown and Casey Likes as Marty McFly in Back to the Future
Roger Bart and Casey Likes in Back to the Future
(Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman)

Moulin Rouge! The Musical

Now in performances.

Baz Luhrmann's revolutionary film comes to life in Moulin Rouge! The Musical! Head to a world of splendor and romance, of eye-popping excess, of glitz, grandeur and glory and prepare for a spectacular spectacular soundtrack featuring some of pop music's biggest hits. Don’t miss the Tony Award-winning theatrical celebration of truth, beauty, freedom and—above all—LOVE! Get tickets!

Casey Cott and Courtney Reed of Moulin Rouge
Casey Cott and Courtney Reed in Moulin Rouge! The Musical
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

The Outsiders
Now in Performances.
Oklahoma comes to Broadway as Ponyboy and the gang take the stage in a thrilling new musical that explores the timeless themes of chosen family and more that have kept both S.E. Hinton’s novel and Francis Ford Coppola’s motion picture classics for decades. Get tickets!

cast members of The Outsiders sit together
The cast of the La Jolla Playhouse production of The Outsiders
(Photo: Rich Soublet II)

The Lion King

Now in performances.

The Pridelands come to magical life in Broadway's The Lion King! Based on the Disney's Academy Award-winning animated film, the stage adaptation features spectacular puppetry, bright colors, exciting staging and the familiar songs of the film. Join Simba as he fulfills his destiny to be king, set to a score featuring Elton John's songs from the movie and more. Get tickets!

The cast of The Lion King
The cast of The Lion King
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

Aladdin

Now in performances.

The world of Agrabah is brought to thrilling theatrical life in the stage adaptation of Disney's animated hit film, Aladdin. Experience favorite songs such as Genie's high-energy "Friend Like Me" and Aladdin and Jasmine's high-flying "A Whole New World" in this sparkling and splendid production! Get tickets!

The cast of Aladdin dances on stage
Michael James Scott, Michael Maliakel and the cast of Aladdin
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

The Notebook

Now in performances.

Page, screen, stage! Allie and Noah arrive on Broadway in the musical adaptation of The Notebook, based on Nicholas Sparks' 1996 best-selling novel and the 2004 motion picture of the same name. Featuring a score by Ingrid Michaelson, the new musical comes to New York following an acclaimed world premiere in Chicago. Get tickets!

Allie and Noah hold each other in the rain
Joy Woods and Ryan Vasquez in The Notebook
(Photo: Julieta Cervantes)
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