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News PLAYBILL POLL: Readers Share Their Favorite Stage-to-Screen Adaptations With the eagerly awaited screen version of Into the Woods scheduled for a Christmas Day arrival, polled its readers to find out their all-time favorite stage-to-screen adaptations. Click through to see some of their choices.

Kolton Lane Chicago, duh!

Thomas J. Netter Chicago for sure!

Harlet M. Parthon Chicago!

Alex Rosenberg I think Chicago was probably the best movie musical we've gotten in the last decade.

Patrick De La Cruz Chicago Edu Zapanta Chicago! ...bring them the old razzle dazzle! ...razzle dazzle them!

Raphael Likes Chicago! Rob Marshall did a fantastic job with that musical. Just watch it.

Courtney Creech Chicago.

Jim Coleman Chicago!

Levi Witt Chicago. Blended both the spirit of the original production with the look of the revival. Plus, the casting was great. Catherine Zeta-Jones and Queen Latifah were perfect choices.

Daniel Strickland Chicago

Shayna Lorraine Murray I think Chicago is the only one that I feel was a good adaptation and the changes didn't piss me off.

Ben Reiser Chicago The Musical for sure!

The film adaptation of Kander and Ebb's Chicago premiered in 2002.

Maria De Vita-Krug Hairspray - movie - musical -movie musical

Miranda Jackel It's a hard choice but probably Hairspray!!!!!

Sandhya Higgins Hairspray

The film adaptation of Hairspray premiered in 2007, starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Amanda Bynes.

Ashley Olmstead Dreamgirls!

Jordaé Mckenzie Dreamgirls

Lindsey Bruno Dreamgirls

Marcus Martn Hmmmmmm I'd say Dreamgirls

Naveen Hrishikesh Dreamgirls it had the best cast, overall amazing acting and singing

The film adaptation of Krieger and Eyen's Dreamgirls premiered in 2006 starring Beyoncé Knowles, Anika Noni Rose and Jennifer Hudson. Hudson won an Academy Award for her performance as Effie White.

Cameron Norris Phantom Of The Opera!

Madison D'Urbano The Phantom of the Opera.

Alissa Mary Reed McCabe Phantom

"The Phantom of the Opera" premiered in 2004 starring Gerard Butler in the title role of the Andrew Lloyd Webber property.


JohnMichael Schott Little Shop of Horrors (despite the changes.)

Christopher Temple-Morris Little Shop of Horrors

Brett Gever Little Shop of Horrors

The film adaptation of Little Shop of Horrors premiered in 1986 starring original Off-Broadway cast member Ellen Greene as lovably ditzy Audrey.

Alison Loughlin Les Miserables! Hands down!

Nikki Sinclair Les Miserables. Forget the extreme closeups, it was one of the most true screen adaptations

Craig Mark Wells Les Miserables

Roxanne Balagot Generosa Les Miz!

Marilyn Parente Monaco Definitely Let Miz!!!!

Jeffrey Karasarides Les Miserables!

Chloe Paul Les Misérables

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe starred in the 2012 film version of the international hit musical Les Miserables.

Joshua David Smith Funny Girl obviously. It's all about BABS.

Lexie Krejci Funny Girl

Théa Anceau Funny Girl!

Terrance Miller Funny Girl.

Barbra Streisand made her Academy Award-winning film debut in the 1968 film adaptation of Funny Girl.

Elisia Ott Mamma Mia!

Fabiola Lopez Mamma Mia!!!!!

Oscar winner Meryl Streep played single mom Donna Sheridan in the 2008 film version of the international hit musical Mamma Mia!

Nancy Housteau August Osage County

The film adaptaion of Tracy Letts' August: Osage County premiered in 2013 with a cast led by Oscar winners Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts.

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