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May 21 2019

Stage Door: "Beetlejuice"and "Pretty Woman"

byDancin' Dan

Adapting a non-musical film to a stage musical is always a dicey proposition.Leave the story exactly as is and just add songs,and you risk the show feeling rote and uninteresting.Change the story so that it fits a musical structure better,and you may alienate fans of the source material.This Broadway season has practically been a study in how to adapt a film to a musical.We've already talked aboutTootsie,but this season saw three other screen-to-stage adaptations of varying levels of quality:Beetlejuice,King Kong,andPretty Woman: The Musical.Each has proven divisive in varying ways,and they had much different degrees of success with the Tony nominations.I've recently seen two of them,and what one lacks,the other has in spades...

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