All of the bestest Broadway plays have been inspired by books. Les Miserables, Wicked, HAMILTON.
This is my opinion, and therefore a fact.
But not all books are meant to take the stage, with a chorus shuffling their pages, a dance to glorify their action. So: Broadway and books. Which would work, and which wouldn’t?
First of all, the songs would be half-metal half-Irish folk song, resulting in a very scrumptious soundtrack. Plus, all the fight scenes could be dance duels which would be both wildly entertaining and also altogether mortifying to Broadway as a whole.
Imaginative, yes. A good idea—in part, yes. But I can’t see the plot working with a stage.
WE’RE BREAKING IT, CHUMS.
I think Broadway could actually make this book and its ridiculous title work!
Think about—cute, contemporary music, a little tap choreography, and you’ve got a play that some people will go to maybe because who even pays that much to see performances anymore albeit me.
MAKE IT. Why not.
Middle Eastern music, Silky, intimate choreography—I’m thinking the Arabian dance in the Nutcrakcer-esque.
AND THE COSTUMES. I NEED TO PLAN THE COSTUMES. The set will be gorgeous, the music will be better, and I’ll be directing choreography, thankyouverymuch.
MAKE IT TO THE MOON AND BACK. BRB going to go make a Broadway play now.
As a book, it works out great. It’s cute, it’s heartfelt. But on stage, everything is big. It needs to be larger than life, and yet able to see the smallest of details. This book just can’t handle that.
Sorry, break it.
So what are your Broadway favorites? Do you agree with my choices? Are there award-winning productions you have in mind? CAN YOU HIRE ME FOR THE CHOREOGRAPHY PLS??
21 thoughts on “Make it or Break it: Books as Broadway Plays”
Right! You should read them, they’re quite the colorful tales 🙂
It would be so interesting to see these books made into plays! I haven’t actually read any of these but I’m thinking of books that I’ve read that would actually work and it’s pretty hard. Love this topic!
Thanks! Haha, if I ever adapt one of these ill be sure to cast you as the star 🙂
This is so interesting. I would of never thought of this. As someone who is waiting to be on that stage, I would happily be in either one of these 🙂
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THANK YOU CAIT! I haven’t either—my family is poor lol we can only afford books. Though as a teeny tiny toddler i saw Les Mis at the Kennedy Center!
I nominated you for a Liebster Award. https://thenaughtyauthor.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/no-seriously-another-blog-award/
Omg I love this topic! YOU ARE GENIUS. 😂 I think The Wrath and the Dawn would work soooo well, for sure. Although I do confess I’ve only seen musical-movies, never actually a Broadway play. WAIT. I watched Pirates of Panzanse (I’m like 99% sure I spelled that badly). Like it was a movie, but it was still on a stage. That was awesome. 😂
Thanks! I KNOW. It would be so magical and PERFECT. BE MY ASSISTANT DIRECTOR.
Thanks! Right? It would be so cute and fluffy
Thank you! I try. Very much.
THANKS THANKS THANKS!!
Haha I’ve never heard of any of these! But I’ll take your word for it, I’m sure they would be great plays 🙂
This post is so unique Becca! I love it so much ❤ I would definitely go out of my way to see The Wrath and The Dawn if it was a Broadway musical 😛
Haha i love the idea behind this post! 😀 I can definitely see Anna being adapted for Broadway – and i would definitely see it!
This is such a great and unique post idea, I applaud you for the originality !
YES YES YES!! ❤ love this as always Becca ^-^
I think Atonement by Ian McEwan would do well as a PLAY, not a musical, but it’d be great with music in the background… Wreck of the Zanzibar by Michael Morpurgo (that guy who did War Horse if you don’t know him) would be AMAZING. So pretty and ocean-y with lots of floaty dresses and for the water it would be awesome…
Ok I’m dreaming now
Thank youuuuuu! It’s a really cute book, it think it would be fun to watch 🙂
You always come up with the most original ideas, I love this. I only read Anna from that list (I know, shame on me…) but I could TOTALLY see it as an AWARD-winning Broadway play. Just way too cute, ahah. ❤