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16 Musicals, Based On Films, You Probably Didn't Know Existed

Past, present, and future productions.

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1. Back To The Future The Musical

Film it's based on: Back to the Future filmsFirst Premiered: Tentatively 2015Currently Showing: Will premiere in 2015 in London and possibly on Broadway in the future.
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Film it's based on: Back to the Future films

First Premiered: Tentatively 2015

Currently Showing: Will premiere in 2015 in London and possibly on Broadway in the future.

2. Bring It On The Musical

Film it's based on: Bring It On (2000)First Premiered: 2011Currently Showing: It's Broadway run ended December 2012.
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Film it's based on: Bring It On (2000)

First Premiered: 2011

Currently Showing: It's Broadway run ended December 2012.

3. Carrie The Musical

Film it's based on: Carrie (1976)First Premiered: 1988Currently Showing: Opening March 2015 in La Mirada, CA
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Film it's based on: Carrie (1976)

First Premiered: 1988

Currently Showing: Opening March 2015 in La Mirada, CA

4. Catch Me If You Can

Film it's based on: Catch Me If You Can (2002)First Premiered: 2009Currently Showing: Its Broadway run ended September 2011, and its tour dates aren't available at the moment.
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Film it's based on: Catch Me If You Can (2002)

First Premiered: 2009

Currently Showing: Its Broadway run ended September 2011, and its tour dates aren't available at the moment.

5. A Christmas Story The Musical

Film it's based on: A Christmas Story (1983)First Premiered: 2009Currently Showing: Catch it before January 4, 2015 in Northport, NY
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Film it's based on: A Christmas Story (1983)

First Premiered: 2009

Currently Showing: Catch it before January 4, 2015 in Northport, NY

6. Elf The Musical

Film it's based on: Elf (2003)First Premiered: 2010Currently showing: Touring around the US
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Film it's based on: Elf (2003)

First Premiered: 2010

Currently showing: Touring around the US

7. Evil Dead The Musical

Film it's based on: Evil Dead films.First Premiered: 2003Currently showing: Las Vegas, NV
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Film it's based on: Evil Dead films.

First Premiered: 2003

Currently showing: Las Vegas, NV

8. Finding Neverland

Film it's based on: Finding Neverland (2004)First Premiered: 2012Currently Showing: Previews begin March 2015 in New York, NY
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Film it's based on: Finding Neverland (2004)

First Premiered: 2012

Currently Showing: Previews begin March 2015 in New York, NY

9. Ghost The Musical

Film it's based on: Ghost (1990)First Premiered: 2011Currently Showing: The US national tour ended August 2014.
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Film it's based on: Ghost (1990)

First Premiered: 2011

Currently Showing: The US national tour ended August 2014.

10. Heathers The Musical

Film it's based on: Heathers (1988)First Premiered: 2010Currently Showing: It's Off-Broadway run ended August 2014.
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Film it's based on: Heathers (1988)

First Premiered: 2010

Currently Showing: It's Off-Broadway run ended August 2014.

11. King Kong

Film it's based on: King Kong (1933)First Premiered: 2013Currently Showing: Its run in Melbourne, Australia ended February 2014. However, it might be revived on Broadway in the future.
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Film it's based on: King Kong (1933)

First Premiered: 2013

Currently Showing: Its run in Melbourne, Australia ended February 2014. However, it might be revived on Broadway in the future.

12. Little Miss Sunshine

Film it's based on: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)First Premiered: 2011Currently showing: The Off-Broadway run ended December 2013.
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Film it's based on: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

First Premiered: 2011

Currently showing: The Off-Broadway run ended December 2013.

13. The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein

Film it's based on: Young FrankensteinFirst Premiered: 2007Currently Showing: It closed in May 2012.
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Film it's based on: Young Frankenstein

First Premiered: 2007

Currently Showing: It closed in May 2012.

14. Re-Animator The Musical

Film it's based on: Re-Animator (1985)First Premiered: 2011Currently Showing: January 6-18, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV
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Film it's based on: Re-Animator (1985)

First Premiered: 2011

Currently Showing: January 6-18, 2015 in Las Vegas, NV

15. Secondhand Lions

Film it's based on: Secondhand Lions (2003)First Premiered: 2013Currently Showing: Its run ended October 2013.
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Film it's based on: Secondhand Lions (2003)

First Premiered: 2013

Currently Showing: Its run ended October 2013.

16. Silence! The Musical

Film it's based on: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)First Premiered: 2005Currently showing: Opens July 2015 in Washington, DC
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Film it's based on: The Silence of the Lambs (1991)

First Premiered: 2005

Currently showing: Opens July 2015 in Washington, DC

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