Playbill Poll: What Pop or Rock Album Should Be Adapted for Broadway? Readers Respond
24 Nov 2013
Grammy Award winner Alanis Morissette recently announced that she is in the process of creating a Broadway musical adaptation of her 1995 rock album, "Jagged Little Pill," which will receive a workshop production in 2014. This news made us wonder: What other pop or rock albums could be adapted into a musical?
Playbill.com polled our readers via Facebook and Twitter asking them to share what pop or rock albums they would like to see adapted for Broadway.
Here are some of our reader responses followed by our own commentary.
@TarrynNSteyn: Tina Turner’s Private Dancer. Danny Dandrea: Private Dancer
Tina Turner’s "Private Dancer" made its debut in 1984 and quickly skyrocketed to number three on the 1984 US Billboard 200. Turner took home four Grammys in 1985 for "Private Dancer," including Song of the Year, Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. Here’s the 1985 Song of the Year, "What’s Love Got to Do with It?"
Featuring the Broadway classics “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition,” Fiddler on the Roof will introduce a new generation to this uplifting celebration that raises its cup to joy! To love! To life!