12 Musicals We Hope And Dream NBC Will Turn Into A Live Theatrical Event

After The Sound of Music Live! brought in massive ratings, the network announced it will repeat the formula next year. NBC, we have some suggestions for you…

1. Funny Girl starring Lea Michele

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The most obvious show/casting combo possible, for anyone who knows anything about Glee and/or Michele’s not-so-subtle real life passions.

2. Oliver starring One Direction

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This is basically the British boy band’s origin story, if you think about it.

3. Aida starring Kerry Washington

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The musical version of Olivia Pope’s life. Amirite?

4. Mame starring Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti and Joe West

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Flawless, flawless, and new favorite child actor. Let them join together again in musical theater magic.

5. Grease starring Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield

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Tell me more, tell me more about how you fell in love on the set of Spider-Man.

6. Singin’ In the Rain with Hugh Jackman, Neil Patrick Harris and Sutton Foster

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The best of the best of theater’s triple threats take on the beloved musical.

7. Gypsy starring Cher

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I mean.

8. Cats starring ‘Lil Bub

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The most meta musical of them all.

9. Mary Poppins starring Kelly Clarkson

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Just a spoonful of sugar makes this casting seem perfect.

10. My Fair Lady starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jennifer Lawrence

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All of their roles up until now have led to these performances.

11. Guys & Dolls starring Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Billy Porter and Andrew Rannells

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The best of both worlds (theater and pop) take on love and gambling.

12. Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera

The most obvious and necessary of them all.

(Thanks to Ellie, Jordan, Chris, Rachel, Julia, Adam, Abby and Sarah Beth)

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