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?"
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.