Explained: Why Movie Musicals Are So Popular

Hollywood movies and Broadway musicals have a long history with one another, dating back well over half a century. Over the years, it’s been common for successful musicals to be quickly adapted into Hollywood films for a larger audience to enjoy. However, in more recent years, it has sometimes been working out in reverse. Why is there such a connection between the two? As you may suspect, it often comes down to being able to make money as well as having an engaging and adaptable story. Theatrical films and theater productions can both be very expensive to make, so when a screenplay has already proven successful it’s a much surer bet to adapt. In a time when sequels and remakes are at an all-time high, there’s been an influx of cross-over projects between the two worlds.

Broadway hits have generated many successful stories that eventually became Hollywood blockbusters. Here’s a look at why this subgenre is so popular.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed

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