Movies Into Musicals

TREND Old Hollywood movies are providing the inspiration for new stage musicals

HOW IT STARTED A venerable Broadway tradition, given fresh impetus by the smash success of The Producers

JUDGMENT CALL If only Mel Brooks could write them all La Jolla Playhouse

The Producers and The Full Monty, two Broadway musicals based on movies, dominated the Tony nominations last week--scoring 15 and 10 nods, respectively. Don't think theater producers aren't paying attention. At least half a dozen musicals based on feature films are in the works, and chances are they'll now be on a faster track to Broadway. Among...

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