Love is in the air, at least on the big screen, and if you’re planning to spend Valentine’s Day on the couch and watching movies, you’d better plan ahead. Here are some romantic comedies that made it on Broadway!
In honor of the romances who were brought to the screen, we thought we would watch some films connected to the stage to create a wet, intrusive romantic musical spell. Like those romantic comedies on Broadway!
The film Amelie, which was released in cinemas for the first time in 2001, has been a real success since its debut at the New York Film Festival.
Amelie, a Parisian with a dream, travels to New York City with her best friend and boyfriend, and they travel around the city in search of the perfect leading lady to star on Broadway in 2017.
Although their visit is short, they make a sweet escape to where it really matters, a show that ran 56 times and is currently running on Broadway. As the story unfolds in the West End of New York City in a few weeks, it is sure to be a hit.
Jack Lemmon and Shirley MacLaine led the rom-com when “The Apartment” came out in the 1960s, and it’s still one of the most popular comedies in history.
Promises “and moved to the West End in 1969, with Jerry Orbach and Jill O’Hara as the stars. The story was revised and the musical was a resounding success, as was its film counterpart. In 2008, a star-studded revival of “The Apartment,” with a new cast and music, led to an award-nominated and named after the Broadway revival at New York’s Metropolitan Opera House.
So it’s no wonder the upcoming comedy of the age is a cult hit, and when the film hit the stage in 2018, Disney Channel favorite Dove Cameron beat Cher. The character is iconic, almost every line is quotable and she doesn’t even get a costume. The 1995 film, starring Jennifer Hudson, Julia Roberts, and Paul Rudd as Cher and the Off-Broadway, provided the perfect backdrop for “Bye Bye Love” to attend high school.
But it’s also one of the most popular musicals of all time, with more than 1.5 million tickets sold in the US alone, according to the New York Times.
A TV show that the creative team tried to turn into a television show, “Housemates,” which ended on Broadway in 1993. Goodbye Girl was written as a comedy, which means no one can be surprised that it eventually became the musical. The film comes from the minds of the fighting actors and their friends and was a great success. What could go wrong or right – troubled actors have to team up with an afflicted actor, right?
And of course, it’s one of the most popular musicals of all time, with over 2.5 million tickets sold in its first season alone.
Groundhog Day feels like an actor on Broadway performing the same show eight times a week, but it’s actually performed on a much smaller scale.
As a musical, Groundhog Day is a pop-cultural phenomenon starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell. Andy Karl is probably one of the best actors in the world, if not the greatest actor in film history. After the film came out in 1993, Stephen Sondheim and Sweeney Todd & Company considered turning it into a musical until they realized it couldn’t be improved. At that moment they hired screenwriter Danny Rubin and worked together on a stage adaptation.
Groundhog Day opened in London before coming to Broadway in 2017, and it has a seemingly magical revolving stage. The show ran for about six months and starred Karl (legally) as Phil in Blonde and Rocky musicals with Phil. In the 1940s he starred in a triangle drama that is a classic, but in 1955 he starred in another drama called High Society.
High society came to Broadway, and beautiful people danced and sang their way through a vibrant love triangle. It was revived as a stage adaptation and got a Broadway run, where Anna Kendrick played the role of a 12-year-old in the musical. There are a number of talented actors whose names I skipped, but they were all nominated for a Tony Award.
The series premiered at the Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey and opened on Broadway in 2003 with Andrew Barth Feldman and his wife Anna Kendrick in the lead roles. It was a totally romantic play that was to be turned into a perfectly campy Broadway adaptation. If anything, the Vegas honeymoon gave them a little more campiness, with songs sung by Andrew, Barth, and Feldman. Though critics loved the show, it didn’t stay open long enough for a Broadway run, but it’s still one of my favorite comedies of all time.
When it comes to romantic comedies on Broadway, then these are some perfect examples for movies making it big on stage!