Movie musicals are a time-honored Hollywood tradition. In the last few years, they’ve made a serious comeback, with Broadway adaptations like Mama Mia and Les Misérables scoring big at the box office. In the next year, highly anticipated film versions of Broadway classics like The Last 5 Years, Jersey Boys, and Into the Woods will be coming to a theater near you. Read on to see a list of the other musicals we’re dying to see on the big screen.
One of the most successful Broadway shows of all time, Wicked tells the story of Oz before Dorothy and her little dog touched down. The two share a bond despite their personality differences, and the audience gets to take a closer look at the women who would later become known as Glinda the Good Witch and the Wicked Witch of the West. The musical celebrates strong women and features gorgeous songs and inspiring sets. There have been rumors of a Wicked film since it opened in 2003 — and we can only hope they eventually come to pass.