(David Gewirtzman’s article appeared on Playbill Online; via Pam Green.)
The following is a list of stage musicals announced to be adapted as films. If you would like to submit any updates, please firstname.lastname@example.org.
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
• Release Date: March 17, 2017
• Production Company: Mandeville Films, Walt Disney Pictures
• Screenplay: Stephen Chbosky
• Director: Bill Condon
• Cast: Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Kevin Kline, Emma Thompson
• A live-action adaptation of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Linda Woolverton's musical based on the classic fairy tale.
• Latest Update: Live-Action Beauty and the Beast Film Sounds "Spine Tingling" (3/3/2016)
• Production Company: SPEAKproductions
• Screenplay: Cory Krueckeberg
• Director: Tom Gustafson
• Cast: Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson, T.R. Knight, Martha Plimpton, Rumer Willis, Jenna Ushkowitz
• An adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's musical based on Arthur Schnitzler's La Ronde.
• Latest Update: Audra McDonald Transforms Into "Pop Diva" in First Glimpse of Hello Again Movie (12/23/2015)
• Production Company: CBS Films
• Screenplay: Bert V. Royal
• Director: TBA
• Cast: TBA
• An adaptation of Jason Robert Brown, Dan Elish and Robert Horn's musical about a teenager who moves from New York City to small-town Indiana.
• Latest Update: Teenage Dream! CBS Films Will Bring Jason Robert Brown's 13 to the Big Screen (8/12/2014)