- Some movies start out as Broadway shows
- There are really great and famous examples
- Watch our video on Broadway to the big screen!
Let's start with a classic Broadway to big screen adaptation: West Side Story. This is a modernized telling of Romeo and Juliet and is set in the mid-1950s Upper West Side of NYC.
From Broadway To The Big Screen
With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, the original production premiered in 1957 and a film adaptation was released in 1961.
The film adaptation still holds the record for the most Oscars won by a musical and a remake was released in 2021 starring Ansel Elgort and directed by Steven Spielberg. And then there is the indisputable classic, The Sound of Music...
Watch the video to find out more movies that were Broadway shows first!