Must-See Shows Inspired by Hit Films

Paris in the year 1900, a flying magic carpet, an enchanted kingdom made of ice—all live on stage. Broadway is delivering non-stop entertainment like never before with a dazzling line-up of musicals based on hit films. From uproarious comedies to timeless Disney classics, the blockbusters taking Broadway this season offer something for everyone as the most popular stories and characters of the silver screen light up the Great White Way.

Moulin Rouge!
Al Hirschfeld Theatre

Baz Luhrmann’s groundbreaking 2001 musical film whirled onto the stage this summer, dripping with splendor as Broadway’s newest adaptation. Set in enchanting Paris at the turn of the 20th century where bohemians and aristocrats come together to celebrate art and romance, Moulin Rouge! features a mash-up of original songs and popular music with all the makings of a modern theatrical masterpiece.

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Marquis Theatre

Based on the 1982 film starring Dustin Hoffman about an out-of-work actor that gets his break by dressing as a woman, Tootsie is lighting up Broadway as a musical known for non-stop comedy. Tony Award winner Santino Fontana sparkles as Michael and Dorothy throughout their hilarious adventures.

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Mean Girls
August Wilson Theatre

High school drama steals the spotlight in the adaptation of the 2004 modern cult classic film. Tina Fey and an award-winning theatrical team created another overnight sensation when they brought Mean Girls to the stage. As a musical, Mean Girls is so popular, in fact, its first U.S. national tour started this fall.

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St. James Theatre

The endearing story of sisters Anna and Elsa in their enchanted kingdom is melting hearts on Broadway. Just as Frozen reached staggering heights as the top-grossing animated film of all time, earning Walt Disney Animation Studios Oscars for Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song with Let It Go, Frozen dazzles on stage with captivating theatrics—featuring an impressive 53,000 Swarovski crystals in Elsa’s Ice Palace—and equally stunning musical score.

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New Amsterdam Theatre

Disney’s award-winning 1992 animated feature sparked an empire of entertainment, but the hit Broadway musical remains at the top of the heap. Featuring 84 masterful special effects—including a flying magic carpet—Aladdin transports wide-eyed attendees on a jubilant fantasy. A Broadway must-see, Aladdin is a non-stop celebration of music and dance that’s fun for the whole family.

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The Lion King
Minskoff Theatre

Broadway’s third longest-running show continues to reign with its inspiring story and award-winning music and lyrics by Sir Elton John and Tim Rice. Disney Theatrical Productions spent three years taking The Lion King from screen to stage, launching groundbreaking theatrical techniques to create a timeless classic that’s earned an impressive six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Soaring puppets, mesmerizing masks, costumes that effortlessly combine humans and animals bring to life the folk tale that’s sure to delight generations to come.

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