Hey there, teenage Baltimore! While Hairspray might be more known to audiences after its 2007 film remake, which featured stars such as Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, and Allison Janney, it first came into existence as a film in 1988! Directed by John Waters, the original film has become something of a cult classic. The stage musical integrated elements of both movies, and continues to be popular to this day!
These Movies Have Been Adapted Into Stage Musicals
While theatres across the world have shut down right now, what you may not realize is lots of popular musicals were based off movies you can watch from the comfort of your own home! Here are several films that inspired theatrical productions that are worth checking out!
If you miss being able to go out and see live theatre, why not check out these movies that inspired Broadway shows? There's quite a few popular films that ended up becoming smash hits on the stage as well as the screen... and some of them may surprise you!