Musicals

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A Star Is Born Lady Gaga Bradley Cooper

Every Musical Moment in ‘A Star is Born’ Ranked

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No, Shallow isn’t number one.

Prince Purple Rain

Not Making a Prince Biopic is the Best Decision

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He was an enigmatic wonder, but that’s precisely why his songs can — in jukebox musical form — teach volumes about the politics of identity.

Dear Evan Hansen Poster

The ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Movie Should Be More Grounded

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The smash hit musical generally has the right fixings for a timely feature film, but it needs some grit to balance out its feel-good nature.

Be More Chill Poster

‘Be More Chill’ Movie Announced Ahead of Broadway Debut

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This tech-infused coming-of-age story has all the makings of a big hit outside its homegrown fan communities online.

Elsie Fisher Eighth Grade

‘Eighth Grade’ Breakthrough Elsie Fisher Will Get Musical in ‘The Shaggs’

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Fisher’s softly nuanced performance in ‘Eighth Grade’ won our hearts and she will undoubtedly bring that same quietly powerful charm to this musical biopic.

Idris Elba Thor Ragnarok

Idris Elba to Play the Villain in ‘Cats’

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This unpredictable musical adaptation keeps us on our toes with star-studded casting regardless of its inherently strange premise.

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Men Behind the Curtain: The Art and Pop Culture That Influenced ‘The Wizard of Oz’

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Mussorgsky, ‘Metropolis,’ and Magicians — oh, my!

Singing In The Rain

Which Came First? 8 Movie Musicals and Their Adaptations

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Our enjoyment of popular movie musicals is one that seems to never fade away over time. But which came first: the musical or the movie?

Wes Anderson

Wes Anderson Will Try His Hand at the Movie Musical

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The writer-director returns to live action, this time set in post-WWII France.