• Movies that originated as stage productions.
• A program of songs from movies that started out
as musical theatre
.

Chicago
certainly isn’t the first movie musical to be based on a Broadway show. Here is a list of musicals that played either on-Broadway, off-Broadway or in the West End. All of these shows eventually ended up on the silver screen, few in their original form. Musicals that have successfully survived the transition from stage to screen maintaining most of the music, story and spirit of their original stage production are listed in bold type.

From Stage to Screen
Annie 1976   1982
Annie Get Your Gun 1946   1950
Anything Goes 1934   1936, 1956
Are You With It? 1945   1948
Babes in Arms 1937   1939
Babes in Toyland 1903   1934
Balalaika 1936   1939
The Band Wagon 1931   1953
Bells Are Ringing 1956   1960
Best Foot Forward 1941   1943
Bitter Sweet 1929   1940
The Bohemian Girl 1843   1936
The Boy Friend 1954   1971
The Boys From Syracuse 1938   1940
Brigadoon 1947   1954
Bye Bye Birdie 1960   1963
Cabaret 1966   1972
Cabin in the Sky 1940   1943
Call Me Madam 1946   1953
Camelot 1960   1967
Can-Can 1953   1960
Carmen Jones 1943   1954
Carousel 1945   1956
The Cat and the Fiddle 1931   1934
Chicago 1975   2002
The Chocolate Soldier 1910   1941
A Chorus Line 1975   1985
The Cocoanuts 1925   1929
A Connecticut Yankee 1927   1949
Damn Yankees 1955   1958
The Desert Song 1925   1929,1943, 1953
Dubarry was a Lady 1939   1943
Evita 1978   1996
Fiddler on the Roof 1964   1971
Fifty Million Frenchmen 1929   1931
Finian's Rainbow 1947   1968
The Firefly 1912   1937
Flower Drum Song 1958   1961
Flying High 1930   1931
Follow Thru 1929   1930
Funny Face 1927   1957
Funny Girl 1964   1968
A Funny Thing Happened… 1962   1966
The Gay Divorce 1932   1934
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1949   1953
Girl Crazy 1930   1932
Good News 1927   1930, 1947
Grease 1972   1978
The Great Waltz 1934   1938
Guys and Dolls 1950   1955
Gypsy 1959   1962
Hair 1968   1979
Heads Up 1929   1930
Hello Dolly! 1964   1969
Higher and Higher 1940   1944
Hit the Deck 1927   1930, 1955
Hold Everything 1928   1930
How to Succeed… 1961   1967
I Married an Angel 1938   1942
Irene 1919   1940
Jesus Christ Superstar 1971   1973
Jumbo 1935   1962
The King and I 1951   1956
Kismet 1953   1955
Kiss Me Kate 1948   1953
Knickerbocker Holiday 1938   1944
Lady Be Good 1924   1941
Lady in the Dark 1941   1944
Let’s Face it 1941   1943
Li’l Abner 1956   1959
Little Johnny Jones 1904   1929
A Little Night Music 1973   1978
Little Shop of Horrors 1982   1986
Lost in the Stars 1949   1974
Louisiana Purchase 1940   1942
Mame 1966   1974
Man of La Mancha 1965   1972
Maytime 1917   1937
The Merry Widow 1905   1934, 1952
Music in the Air 1932   1934
The Music Man 1957   1962
My Fair Lady 1956   1964
Naughty Marietta 1910   1935
The New Moon 1928   1930
No, No Nanette 1925   1930
Oklahoma! 1943   1955
Oliver! 1960   1968
On A Clear Day… 1965   1970
On the Town 1944   1949
On Your Toes 1936   1939
One Touch of Venus 1943   1948
Paint Your Wagon 1951   1969
The Pajama Game 1954   1957
Pal Joey 1940   1944
Panama Hattie 1940   1942
Paris 1928   1929
Porgy and Bess 1935   1959
Rio Rita 1927   1929
Roberta 1933   1935
Rosalie 1928   1937
Rose Marie 1924   1935, 1954
The Rocky Horror Show 1974   1974
Sally 1920   1929
1776 1969   1972
Showboat 1927   1929, 1936, 1951
Silk Stockings 1955   1957
Something For The Boys 1943   1944
Song of Norway 1944   1970
Song of the Flame 1925   1930
The Sound of Music 1959   1965
South Pacific 1949   1958
Spring is Here 1929   1930
Stop the World 1961   1966
Strike Up the Band 1930   1940
The Student Prince 1924   1927
Sunny 1925   1930
Sweet Charity 1966   1969
Sweethearts 1913   1938
Too Many Girls 1939   1940
Top Banana 1951   1954
The Unsinkable Molly Brown 1960   1964
Up in Central Park 1945   1948
The Vagabond King 1925   1930
Very Warm for May 1939   1944
West Side Story 1957   1961
Where’s Charley 1948   1952
Whoopee 1928   1930
The Wizard of Oz 1903   1939
 
 
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