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What are the best (and worst) stage musicals adapted from movies?

What are the best and worst stage musicals adapted from movies? Movie Dearest's resident film critics, Rev. Chris Carpenter and Neil Cohen have asked just that in their new article. Here's an excerpt:

In the wake of the recent Broadway closings of the cinema-inspired musicals The Little Mermaid (from all reports an artistic debacle) and 9 to 5 (unspectacular but enjoyable), Neil and I here at Movie Dearest thought we would put our film-and theatre-loving brains together and identify what we consider the best and worst stage musicals adapted from movies. There have been many over the years, and they seem to be hitting the Great White Way with increasing frequency; Minsky's (which had a promising LA tryout run earlier this year), The First Wives Club and Blazing Saddles, among others, are reportedly still to come.

I certainly haven't seen every musical based on or inspired by a movie, and in fairness am not considering those I haven't seen. But here in my opinion are the greatest and least of those I have seen to date either on Broadway, on tour or via a local production ...

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