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Best Broadway Shows, From Screen To Stage

Last updated Aug. 23, 2023 by 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)

Some Like It Hot

Now in performances. Cast Includes: J. Harrison Ghee, Christian Borle, Adrianna Hicks

The 1959 comedy classic Some Like It Hot steps into the 21st century! Originally starring Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe and Jack Lemmon, Some Like It Hot is the story of two musicians forced to flee the Windy City after witnessing a mob hit. With gangsters hot on their heels, they catch a cross-country train for the life-chasing, life-changing trip of a lifetime. The musical adaptation features a score by Hairspray composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman and a book by Matthew Lòpez and Amber Ruffin, and won four 2023 Tony Awards including Best Leading Actor in a Musical for J. Harrison Ghee and Best Choreography. Get tickets!

J. Harrison Ghee and Christian Borle in Some Like It Hot
J. Harrison Ghee and Christian Borle in Some Like It Hot
(Photo: Marc J. Franklin)

The Shark is Broken

Now in performances. Cast Includes: Colin Donnell, Alex Brightman, Ian Shaw

Be transported to the set of the blockbuster hit movie Jaws in this behind-the-scenes comedy! Chaos ensues as theatre veteran Robert Shaw and young Hollywood hotshots Roy Scheider and Richard Dreyfuss navigate being at the mercy of their faulty mechanical co-star...all while crammed into a too-small boat. Get tickets!

Colin Donnell, Ian Shaw and Alex Brightman sitting in a boat in The Shark is Broken
Colin Donnell, Ian Shaw and Alex Brightman in The Shark is Broken
(Photo: Matthew Murphy)

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)


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)


Previews Begin: October 31, 2023; Opening Night: November 16, 2023

Lovingly ripped from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and features such classics as “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “The Song That Goes Like This” and “Find Your Grail." Don't miss this great knight at the theater! Get tickets!

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