18 Musicals That Began as Plays | Playbill

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Get to know the plays behind shows like Hello, Dolly!, 110 in the Shade, Kiss Me Kate, Oklahoma!, and more.
Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly!
Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! Martha Swope / The New York Public Library

With a treasure chest of riveting stories, the theatre can draw inspiration from within itself. From My Fair Lady to Wonderful Town, there have been plenty of musical adaptations of popular plays over the years. How many can you name?

18 Musicals That Began as Plays

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