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            Selected Movie Musicals from 1941 on

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Selected Movie Musicals up to 1940


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Selected Movie Musicals - 1980 to Present
1980 {just below} • 1990200020102015NEW movies, coming soon

"Fame" [1980]

"Popeye" feature film [Disney/Paramount Dec 1980]
Popeye feature film   Directed by Robert Altman [1925-2006]; script by Jules Feiffer; starring Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall, Ray Walston, Paul Dooley, Paul L. Smith, Wesley Ivan Hurt & Richard Libertini
Paramount widescreen color DVD [6/2003] for $9.99
Paramount color VHS [10/96] for $9.45
full credits at IMDb

"Zoot  Suit" [Universal 1981]
Zoot Suit video   A landmark of Latino/Xicano arts. First staged as a play in 1978, this is a filming of that play; the 'stylized musical' tells of anti-Xicano riots in Los Angeles in 1942 against a backdrop of swing music & dance. The sensational performance of Edward James Olmos as 'El Pachuco' shows why he is today's leading Hispanic actor. Written & directed by Luis Valdez; also starring Daniel Valdez, Charles Aidman & Tyne Daly
Universal widescreen color DVD [5/2003] for $9.99
Universal color VHS video [4/2001] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDbcredits on Broadway

"One From The Heart" [American Zoetrope/Columbia Feb 1982]
Co-produced, co-written & directed by Francis Ford Coppola
official website {redirects > Zoetrope}
exclusive essay from F.F. Coppola on the 2002 rebirth of his 1982 film
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Annie" feature film [Rastar/Columbia May 1982]
1982 Annie movie   Produced by Ray Stark; directed by John Huston; script by Carol Sobieski, based on the Broadway musical; starring Aileen Quinn, Albert Finney, Carol Burnett, Ann Reinking, Tim Curry, Bernadette Peters & Edward Herrmann
Sony Special Edition color DVD [1/2004] for $9.99
Sony widescreen color DVD [12/2000] out of prodn/used
Sony Special Edition color VHS [1/2004] out of stock/used
Sony color VHS [8/97] out of prodn/many used
Sony soundtrack CD [10/90] for $8.97
full credits at IMDb

"The Best Little Wh*rehouse In Texas"
[R.K.O./Universal July 1982]

"The Pirate Movie" [Fox Aug 1982]
The Pirate Movie 1982 musical film   At the local Pirate Day Festival, Mabel is tricked by her friends who set sail with a hunky lad and without Mabel; so she borrows a tiny sailboat and follows, but capsizes in a storm and washes up on a deserted island; the XVIIth Century dream sequence somewhat follows the plot of Gilbert & Sullivan's "Pirates of Penzance" (with different songs), with a second happy ending when Mabel wakes up on the beach.
Directed by Ken Annakin; written by Trevor Farrant; starring Kristy McNichol, Christopher Atkins, Ted Hamilton, Bill Kerr & Maggie Kirkpatrick
Starz / Anchor Bay color DVD [3/2005] out of prodn/many, many used
Fox color VHS [1/83] out of prodn/many used
Polydor soundtrack album {on vinyl only} [1982] 20 tracks on 2 disks - out of prodn/rare
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Flashdance" [1983]

"The  Pirates  of  Penzance"
[Universal Feb 1983]
Pirates of Penzance  A nobleman's son was apprenticed by mistake to the Pirate King of Penzance; his term of indenture is now over, and he sets out to redeem himself and arrest the pirate band. Adapted & directed by Wilford Leach, from the 1879 comic opera by Gilbert & Sullivan; starring Kevin Kline, Angela Lansbury, Rex Smith, Linda Ronstadt, George Rose, David Hatton, Louise Gold & Teresa Codling
DVD/Blu-ray not available; M.C.A. color VHS [3/92] out of prodn/used
full credits from IMDb
video of the 1980 stage performance in New York's Central Park, starring Kline & Ronstadt
Kultur Video color DVD [10/2002] for $22.49

"A Chorus Line" [1985]

"Every Little Step" docu about 'A Chorus Line'

"About Tap" [1985] /tt0088663/

"Dirty Dancing" [1988]

"Carrie" musical remake [1988] /tt2106360/

"The  Fabulous  Baker  Boys" [1989] /tt0097322/

"Newsies" [Touchwood/Disney April 1992]
Newsies musical feature film starring Christian Bale  Filmed mostly on New York Street on the Universal Studios backlot. A musical about the newspaper street vendors of 1899 New York City going on strike! "They found the courage to challenge the powerful" Directed by Kenny Ortega; written by Bob Tzudiker & Noni White; starring Christian Bale, David Moscow, Bill Pullman, Robert Duvall {as Joseph Pulitzer}, Ann-Margret, Aaron Lohr, Max Casella, Gabriel Damon, David James Alexander {as Gov. Theodore Roosevelt}, Michael Lerner & Kevin Tighe
Walt Disney Video 20th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray [6/2012] for $9.94
Walt Disney Video Collector's Edition widescreen color DVD [1/2002] for $16.11
Walt Disney Video color VHS [7/97] for $5.40
Walt Disney Records soundtrack CD [4/92] 16 tracks for $35.00
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia
"Newsies: 8 Original Songs" [1992] Music by Alan Menken, Lyrics by Jack Feldman
Hal Leonard Corp. 11¾x9 pb [8/92] for $11.21

"Newsies" was among the lowest-grossing films in Disney Studios history. The film gained fans from the 1997 video release and showings on the Disney Channel; pressure from fans got the film released on DVD in 2002, and it has since recouped its production costs. The 'fan base' became large enough that a stage musical was created, with some old songs and some new songs; it premiered in New Jersey in late 2011, and opened on Broadway in March 2012.

"Newsies The Musical" Broadway show [2012-2014]
Ran for 1,020 performances from March 2012 to August 2014; book by Harvey Fierstein, based on the Disney film written by Bob Tzudiker and Noni White;
music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman; directed by Jeff Calhoun; choreographed by Christopher Gattelli; starring Jeremy Jordan {as Jack Kelly},
John Dossett {as Joseph Pulitzer}, Ben Fankhauser {as Davey} & Kara Lindsay {as Katherine}; won Tony Awards for Best Original Score and
Best Choreography, and two Drama Desk Awards.
2012 Broadway cast album for 'Newsies The Musical' on CD  
Broadway cast album for 'Newsies The Musical' on CD [2012]
Ghostlight Records cast nrecording CD [5/2012] 20 tracks for $11.88
credits at Internet Broadway Databaseofficial websiteoverture audio [1:13] on YouTube

"Newsies The Musical" touring company [2014-2015]
The North American 25-city tour of the Broadway hit "Newsies The Musical" began in October 2014. Dan DeLuca is leading man Jack Kelly, joined by Stephanie Styles as love interest Katherine Plumber and Jacob Kemp as best friend Davey; Broadway veteran Steve Blanchard portrays Joseph Pulitzer.

"Everyone Says I Love You" [1996] directed by Woody Allen

"Topsy  Turvy" [1999]

"Moulin  Rouge" [Fox May 2001]
Moulin Rouge video   Co-written & directed by Baz Luhrmann; starring Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor & John Leguizamo; won Oscars for Best Art Direction, Best Costumes; nominated for Best Picture, Best Cinematography, Best Actress & 3 more; also won 3 Empire Awards, 3 Golden Globes
CBS/Fox Special Edition color VHS [3/2002] for $12.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [12/2001] for $22.49
Interscope soundtrack CD [5/2001] for $13.29
full credits from IMDb
Moulin Rouge book  
"Moulin Rouge: The Splendid Illustrated Book That Charts
The Journey of Baz Luhrmann's Motion Picture" [2001]
by Miro Bilbrough, Baz Luhrmann & Sue Adler

Newmarket Press 9½x9¼ hardcover [6/2001] for $24.47

"Chicago" [Dec 2002]
Best Picture Oscar   Chicago video   Directed by Rob Marshall; based on the musical by Bob Fosse & Fred Ebb, based on the play by Maurine Watkins; starring Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, Queen Latifah & John C. Reilly; won Oscars for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress (CZJ), Best Art Direction, Best Costumes, Best Editing, Best Sound; Oscar nominations for Best Director, Best Script/Adap- tation, Best Actress (RZ), Best Actor (JCR), second Best Supporting Actress (QL), Best Cinema- tography, Best Original Song – for a total of 13 nominations!; also won DGA Award, won 3 of 5 SAG noms & won 2 of 12 BAFTA Award noms; WGA Award nom
Buena Vista color VHS [8/2003] for $20.99
Buena Vista color DVD [8/2003] for $19.45
Buena Vista widescreen DVD [8/2003] for $19.45
Sony soundtrack CD [1/2003] for $13.49
full credits from IMDbBroadway creditsofficial movie site

"De-Lovely" [2004]
full credits from IMDb

"The Producers" musical [2005] from Mel Brooks

"Across  The  Universe" [Revolution/Sony Sept 2007]
Across the Universe   Strikingly visionary teen love story set in the turbulent 1960s using 33 Beatles songs & psyche- delic graphics. Co-written & directed by Julie Taymor; co-written by Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais; starring Jim Sturgess, Joe Anderson, Evan Rachel Wood, Dana Fuchs, Martin Luther, T.V. Carpio & Spencer Liff, with cameos by Joe Cocker, Salma Hayek, Eddie Izzard & Bono
Sony widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2008] for $12.99
Sony widescreen color DVD [2/2008] 2 disks - out of prodn/many used
Interscope records soundtrack CD [10/2007] 2 disks for $9.99
Interscope records soundtrack CD [9/2007] for $10.97
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site {requires Flash}

"High School Musical"
"High School Musical" TV movie [Disney Channel Jan 2006]
"High School Musical 2" TV movie [Disney Channel Aug 2007]
"High School Musical 3: Senior Year" feature film [Oct 2008]
"High School Musical 4: East Meets West" TV movie [Disney Channel in 2010?]

"Dreamgirls" [2006]

"Hairspray" [2007]

"Company: A Musical Comedy" TV special
[Japan Nov 2007, USA Feb 2008]

"Original Cast Album: Company" [1970] directed by D.A. Pennebaker

“Mamma Mia!” [Universal July 2008] /tt0795421/

"Repo! The Genetic Opera"
[LionsGate/Twisted Nov 2008]
Repo Genetic Opera   In the not-too-distant future, a worldwide epidemic of organ failure devestates society, and GeneCo sets up an organ transplant service – for a price. But when customers fail to make payments on time, ruthless Repo Men track the customers down and repossess the transplanted organ. Co-produced & directed by Darren Lynn Bousman; book & music by Darren Smith & Terrance Zdunich; starring Alexa Vega, Paul Sorvino, Anthony Head, Sarah Brightman, Paris Hilton, Bill Moseley, Nivek Ogre, Terrance Zdunich, Sarah Power & Jessica Horn
LionsGate widescreen color DVD [1/2009] for $13.99
full credits from IMDbofficial movie site

"Hipsters (Stilyagi)" musical feature
[Russia Dec 2008, USA Oct 2011]
Hipsters / Stilyagi musical feature film from Russia  A candy-colored musical set in 1955 Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Communist youth group member Mels falls in love with Polly, a part of the Hipsters crowd, and he soon becomes immersed in the Hipster scene of swing dancing, smoky nightclubs, hot jazz, pompadours, and poodle skirts. In Russian with English subtitles. Co-produced, co-written & directed by Valeriy Todorovskiy; starring Anton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Igor Voynarovskiy & Ekaterina Vilkova; won 4 Russian Golden Eagle Awards, won 4 Russian Nika Awards
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Nine" [Weinstein Dec 2009]
Nine musical feature film directed by Rob Marshall   Fellini's 1963 movie "8½" was the 'inspiration' for the Italian stage musical "Nine" which was the basis for the 1982 Broadway musical which is the basis for this musical feature film. A desperate movie director struggles to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor, which begins shooting in only a week. He searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, former lovers, colleagues, his muse, and his mother, while balancing the demands of his art, his profession and his personal life. Co-produced & directed by Rob Marshall; adapted by Michael Tolkin & Anthony Minghella; starring Daniel Day-Lewis, Marion Cotillard, Penélope Cruz, Nicole Kidman, Judi Dench, Kate Hudson, Sophia Loren & Stacy Ferguson; already nominated for 5 Golden Globe Awards
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Bran Nue Dae"
[Roadshow Australia Jan 2010, Freestyle USA release Sept 2010]
Australian movie musical Bran Nue Dae  Based on a successful Australian stage musical; in Summer of 1965, a young Aborigine runs away from his stifling religious boarding school. Co-written & directed by Rachel Perkins; starring Geoffrey Rush, Rocky Mackenzie, Jessica Mauboy, Ernie Dingo, Deborah Mailman, Magda Szubanski & singer-songwriter Missy Higgins
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site
"The Story of Bran Nue Dae" [2010 TV] /tt1647810/

"Passione, Musical Adventure of Naples" [Italy Oct 2010, USA June 2011]
Italian cover for Passione, Musical Adventure of Naples on DVD  90-minute color/b&w documentary about the musical roots & traditions of Naples, Italy, as well as its influence on the rest of the world; directed by John Turturro; won the City of Rome Award for Best Film at Venice Film Festival
not available on Region 1 DVD (2/2012)
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Burlesque" [Sony Nov 2010]
poster for 2010 "Burlesque" musical film  Excellent movie musical fairy tale with several show-stoppers by Cher & Aguilera. The owner of the Burlesque Lounge on the Sunset Strip fends off endless artistic and financial challenges, including pressure to sell out to a developer, but things start to improve when she hires a farm girl as a waitress and discovers that the girl is extremely talented. Written & directed by Steven Antin; cinematography by Bojan Bazelli; starring Cher, Christina Aguilera, Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet, Stanley Tucci, Peter Gallagher & Eric Dane; won Golden Globe & Satellite Awards for Best Original Song
Screen Gems widescreen color Blu-ray/DVD combo [3/2011] 2 disks for $14.99
Screen Gems widescreen color DVD [3/2011] for $9.96
R.C.A. soundtrack CD [11/2010] 10 tracks for $9.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipediaofficial movie site

"Carmen in 3-D"
[The Royal Opera House of London March 2011]
Royal Opera House of London "Carmen" in 3-D   Bizet's 1875 opera in 3-D by ReelD; a Gypsy cigarette worker pursues a passionate affair with a young Army officer, when she drops him for a bullfighter, the soldier is enraged; in French with English subtitles. Directed by Julian Napier; starring Christine Rice, Bryan Hymel & Aris Argiris
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Glee: The 3-D Concert Movie" [Fox Aug 2011]
Glee 3D Concert Movie  A concert documentary shot during the "Glee Live! In Concert!" tour of Summer 2011, set for two-week bookings. Directed by Kevin Tancharoen; starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Dianna Agron, Lea Michele, Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale, Chord Overstreet, Mark Salling, Naya Rivera, Harry Shum Jr., Amber Riley & Jenna Ushkowitz; scenes of series star Jane Lynch were filmed but cut; also seems to be absent series regulars Jessalyn Gilsig, Jayma Mays & Matthew Morrison
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
Columbia soundtrack CD [8/2011] 23 tracks for $9.99
full credits at IMDbmovie entry at Wikipedia

"Joyful Noise" [Alcon/Warner Bros. Jan 2012]
Joyful Noise musical feature film  The story is much like a sitcom, the camera direction is without style, but the acting is wonderful and the music is fantastically powerful. A racially-mixed church choir in small-town Georgia competes again in the national 'Joyful Noise' competition, and loses again during the semi-finals; but melodrama intervenes and the choir is invited to Los Angeles for the finals. (Contains pro-Christian speeches that are natural to the characters.) Written & directed by Todd Graff; music by Mervyn Warren; starring Queen Latifah, Dolly Parton, Keke Palmer, Jeremy Jordan, Dexter Darden, Courtney B. Vance, Kris Kristofferson, Angela Grovey, Paul Woolfolk, Jesse L. Martin, Andy Karl & Dequina Moore
Watertower Music (Warner) soundtrack CD [1/2012] 12 tracks for $10.00
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia

"Smash" musical TV series
[DreamWorks TV / NBC-Universal TV Feb 2012]
Smash musical TV series  A couple on the brink of adopting a child decide instead to produce another Broadway show, a musical about Marilyn Monroe; season one is 15 episodes; the hit series is already slated for a second season. Series created & co-written by Theresa Rebeck; co-written by Scott Burkhardt & Garson Kanin; starring Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Katharine McPhee, Christian Borle, Megan Hilty, Raza Jaffrey, Brian d'Arcy James, Jaime Cepero, Anjelica Huston
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • series credits at IMDbofficial series website

"Rock of Ages"
feature musical [Warner Bros./NewLine/IMAX June 2012]
Rock of Ages film of the hit Broadway musical  A film version of the smash Broadway musical built around rock hits of the 1980s by Journey, Joan Jett, Bon Jovi & Pat Benatar; consensus of print & web reviewers is that the film is a desecration of the Broadway musical. Co-produced, directed & choreographed by Adam Shankman; written & adapted by Chris D’Arienzo; starring Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Alec Baldwin, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bryan Cranston, Paul Giamatti, Mary J. Blige, Tom Cruise & Russell Brand
WaterTower Music soundtrack CD [6/2012] 20 tracks for $11.88
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Katy Perry: Part of Me" [Paramount July 2012]
Announced 4/2012: Paramount’s Insurge Pictures has partnered with Katy Perry, Direct Management, Imagine Entertainment, A.E.G.,
and co-financing partner E.M.I. for a 3-D epic documentary (just like Justin Bieber) • latest info at IMDb

"The Legend of Love & Sincerity (Ai to Makoto)"
[Japan June 2012]
Announced 7/2012: Takashi Miike’s version of the manga-based TV series and prior movies opened in Japan in June and premiered in Montreal
in July; North American distributuion of the high school musical spoof under the title "For Love’s Sake" still TBD; the story is a hilarious take
on Disney-style teenage musicals and stars Emi Takei and Satoshi Tsumabuki
latest info at IMDbofficial movie sitemanga/TV/movies entry at Wikipedia
watch 2012 Japanese-language trailer free online

"Nashville" TV series [Lionsgate TV/ABC-TV Oct 2012]
Nashville 2012 TV series   A fading country music superstar is forced to tour with a rising teenage sensation.
Series created, co-produced & written by Callie Khouri; starring Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Eric Close, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Robert Wisdom, Powers Boothe, Judith Hoag, Ed Amatrudo, Sylvia Jefferies, Burgess Jenkins
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb
watch the pilot/season premiere [43:30] free online via IMDb/Hulu

"Les Miserables"  
Broadway musical [Working Title/Universal Dec 2012?]
Announced 9/2011: Tom Hooper is set to direct William Nicholson’s script of the famous Broadway musical, which
is itself based on Victor Hugo’s 1862 novel. Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe are signed to star; other cast members
include Helena Bonham Carter, Amanda Seyfried, Aaron Tveit & Anne Hathaway • latest info at IMDb

"Hunky Dory"  
[U.K. March 2012, Gravitas / Variance Films USA 2013?]
Hunky Dory 2012 U.K. movie musical  Welsh filmmaker Marc Evans has made a semi-autobiographical glam-rock U.K. high school musical starring Minnie Driver as a drama teacher who stages a musical production of "Shakespeare’s “The Tempest”, complete with circa-1976 David Bowie and E.L.O. pop classics. Already released in U.K., film will be released on screens and VOD in early 2013; Directed by Marc Evans; written by Laurence Coriat; starring Minnie Driver, Aneurin Barnard, Danielle Branch, Robert Pugh, Haydn Gwynne, Steve Speirs, Aled Pugh, Julia Perez • full credits at IMDb

"Mariachi Gringo" [March 2013]  
Mariachi Gringo musical feature from Mexico   This musical drama pulled off a big upset at the Guadalajara Film Festival in March, winning not only Best Mexican Feature but also Best Actress for Martha Higareda; a young man in stifling small-town America runs away to Mexico to become a mariachi singer. Co-produced & directed by Tom Gustafson; co-produced & written by Cory James Krueckeberg; starring Shawn Ashmore, Martha Higareda, Lila Downs, Kate Burton, Adriana Barraza, Fernando Becerril, Tom Wopat, Yareli Arizmendi, Deanna Dunagan & Teresa Ruiz
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDbofficial movie site

"Bob The Musical" [Disney 2013?]  
Announced 12/2010: Co-writer-directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller will direct the comedy about a
regular guy who, after a blow to the head, suddenly can hear the inner songs of everyone’s hearts, turning
his reality into a musical – much to his dismay; music & lyrics by Marc Shaiman • latest info at IMDb

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"God Help The Girl" [release in 2013?]
Announced 7/2012: Aussie actress Emily Browning is joining the cast and British actress Hannah Murray is replacing
Elle Fanning in the role of Cass; also starring Olly Alexander; written & directed by musician Stuart Murdoch
credits at IMDbofficial movie siteproject entry at Wikipedia

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"Walking On Sunshine" [Vertigo Films 2013?]  
Announced 11/2012: Musical comedy about a mother and daughter who fall in love with the same man in Spain; to be directed by
Max Giwa & Dania Pasquini; Kylie Minogue & Gemma Arterton are lined up to star; 'musical choreographer' John O’Connell will use
hit pop songs of the 1980s • latest info at IMDb

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"Sunshine On Leith" [2013?]  
Announced 11/2012: Fully-funded movie adaptation of a stage musical based on the lyrics of Scottish pop-folk band "The Proclaimers";
script by Stephen Greenhorn from his hit stage musical; to be directed by Dexter Fletcher; starring Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks,
George McKay, Kevin Guthrie, Antonia Thomas & Freya Mavor • latest info at IMDb

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"Monkeys  of  Bollywood"  
animated feature musical [DreamWorks 2014?]
Announced 1/2011: DreamWorks Animation signed husband-and-wife producing team Gurinder Chadha & Paul Berges, Broadway lyricist Stephen Schwartz, and Oscar-winning composer A.R. Rahman for the studio’s first animated feature musical, based on the Hindu epic poem “The Ramayana”. Set in modern Mumbai, India; the story revolves around two monkeys who try to stop an ancient demon from conquering the world • latest info at IMDb

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"Jersey Boys: The Story of Frankie Vallie & The Four Seasons"  
[G.K. Films for 2014? release]
Announced 10/2010: The bigscreen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical will be produced
by Graham King & Tim Headingtons, with Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice writing the screenplay
latest info at IMDb

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"Annie" [Columbia Pictures release late 2014?]  
Announced 2/2013: Oscar-nominated juvenile star Quvenzhané Wallis is signed for the title role; the obviously Afro-American production
is being produced by James Lassiter, Jada Pinkett Smith, Will Smith, Shawn 'Jay Z' Carter, Jay Brown & Tyran 'Ty Ty' Smith,
and will be directed by Will Gluck from a screen adaptation by Aline Brosh McKenna • latest info at IMDb

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Damien Chazelle won Oscar Award for Best Director   Emma Stone won Oscar Award for Best Actress   won Oscar Award for Best Cinematography   Justin Hurwitz won Oscar Award for Best Original Score   won Oscar Award for Best Original Song   won Oscar Award for Best Production Design
"La La Land" original musical feature film
[Marc Platt Prodns/Summit Ent. Dec 2016]
Oscar-time ad for 'La La Land' 2016 movie  
poster for 'La La Land' musical film - dancing version  poster for 'La La Land' musical film - kissing version  
A young jazz-loving piano player and an aspiring actress-writer keep meeting around modern Hollywood, a full-blown Hollywood musical with dancing, kissing, singing, and even flying . . . {no spoilers here} • Produced by Jordan Horowitz, John Legend, Marc Platt, Fred Berger & others; written & directed by Damien Chazelle; music by Justin Hurwitz; starring Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, J.K. Simmons, John Legend, Tom Everett Scott, Sonoya Mizuno, Jessica Rothe, Callie Hernandez, Finn Witt-rock, Rosemarie DeWitt, Jason Fuchs, Meagen Fay; on-camera musicians include Eddie Clifton, Cal Bennett, Nedra Wheeler, Javier Gonzalez, Khirye Tyler, Clarence Robinson, Dapo Torimiro; with Amiée Conn, Camryn Ray Cavaliero, Terry Walters, Thom Shelton, Cinda Adams, Claudine Claudio, D.A. Wallach, Trevor Lissauer, Olivia Hamilton, Anna Chazelle, Marius De Vries, Josh Pence, Nicole Coulon, Damon Gupton, Christopher Michael, Keith Harris, Kaveh Rastegar, David Douglas, Miles Anderson, Bobo Chang, Robert Haynes, John Hindman, Valarie Rae Miller, Nicole Wolf, Corrin Evans, Zoë Hall, Dempsey Pappion • AWARDS include six Oscars: Best Director, Best Actress (ES), Best Cinematography, Best Original Score, Best Original Song ('City of Stars'), Best Production Design; 8 other Oscar noms: Best Picture, Best Actor (RG), Best Original Screen-play, Best Film Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Original Song ('Audition - The Fools Who Dream'); eight Golden Globe Awards; five BAFTA Awards & 6 other noms; A.F.I. Movie of The Year Award; S.A.G. Award for Lead-ing Actress (ES); Art Directors Guild Award; Directors Guild of America Award; Producers Guild of America Award; won five Satellite Awards & ten other noms; nominated for Best Original Screenplay at Writers Guild of America; Audience Award & Jury Prize at Key West Film Festival; National Board of Review Top Ten Films Award; Chairman's Vanguard Award at Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival; Outstanding Performer of The Year Awards (ES & RG) at Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival; won People's Choice Award at Toronto Intl. Film Festival; and won Volpi Cup for Best Actress (ES) & nominated for Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDbofficial movie websitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch 7/2016 official 'City of Stars' trailer [1:26] at YouTubewatch 8/2016 official 'Audition' trailer [1:24] at YouTube
watch 11/2016 official trailer [2:26] online at YouTubelisten to 12/2016 soundtrack song list [23:46] online at YouTube
'La La Land' Original Motion Picture Score by Justin Hurwitz   Interscope soundtrack vinyl LP [12/2016] 14 tracks for $21.84
Interscope soundtrack CD + digital booklet [12/2016] 15 tracks for $7.19
Interscope soundtrack MP-3 album + digital booklet [12/2016] 15 tracks for $9.49
Kindle Edition music & lyrics from Hal Leonard [1/2017] for $9.25
Hal Leonard 12x9 music & lyrics pb [1/2017] for $11.83
Original Motion Picture Score by Justin Hurwitz
Interscope soundtrack CD + digital booklet [12/2016] 30 tracks for $9.19
Interscope soundtrack MP-3 album + digital booklet [12/2016] 30 tracks for $9.49

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"The Greatest Showman (On Earth)" [Fox limited Nov, wide Dec 2017]  12/2017
The Greatest Showman musical feature film  Announced 8/2011: 20th Century Fox’s period musical about P.T. Barnum, the legendary showman who created the three-ring circus, and loved to hoax a gullible public, will star Hugh Jackman. Commercials director & visual effects wizard Michael Gracey is set to direct; a focal point of the movie is Barnum’s infatuation with opera singer Jenny Lind, who was called 'The Swedish Nightingale'; added 3/2017: Michelle Williams and Zac Efron are signed • Directed by Michael Gracey; written by Jenny Bicks & Bill Condon; original songs by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul; starring Hugh Jackman {as P.T. Barnum}, Michelle Williams, Zac Efron, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson {as Jenny Lind}, Austyn Johnson, Cameron Seely, Keala Settle, Sam Humphrey {as Tom Thumb}, Yusaku Komori & Danial Son {as Chang & Eng}, Luciano Acuna Jr. {as Dog Boy}, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Eric Anderson, Ellis Rubin, Skylar Dunn, Daniel Everidge, Radu Spinghel, Paul Sparks, Will Swenson, Linda Marie Larson, Byron Jennings, Betsy Aidem, Damian Young, Tina Benko, Fredric Lehne, Kathryn Meisle, Timothy Hughes, Gayle Rankin {as Queen Victoria}
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
Atlantic Records original motion picture soundtrack CD [12/2017] 11 tracks for $10.99
Atlantic Records original motion picture MP3 soundtrack album download [12/2017] 11 tracks for $9.49
full credits at IMDbofficial movie sitemovie entry at Wikipedia
watch official trailers online at YouTube: 6/2017 trailer #1 [2:23]11/2017 trailer #2 [2:28]

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"Sweet Valley High" [in development?]  
Announced 1/2012: Screenwriter Diablo Cody is all over TV saying that this film is indeed a musical • latest info at IMDb

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untitled surfing musical [Fox when?]  
Announced 9/2010: Fox won the bidding war for movie rights to The Beach Boys song catalog
for an original bigscreen musical proposal written by Susannah Grant; to be produced by
Craig Zadan, Neil Meron & John Stamos; still no entry on IMDb {4/2013}

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"Raggedy Ann and Andy" [in development?]  
Announced 7/2012: Puppeteer & actor Kevin Clash will produce a feature film of the classic dolls in their own musical comedy
per a deal with The Gotham Group; production on hold 11/2012 due to Clash's personal scandal • latest info at IMDb

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"The Shaggs" [in development?]  
Announced 1/2013: Director Ken Kwapis is developing a movie adaptation of the off-Broadway musical "The Shaggs: Philosophy of The World";
he’s teaming with writer Joy Gregory, who wrote a book about the band, and the project is something Kwapis has been chasing since 2003 when
he first saw the stage show • latest info at IMDb

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"The Last 5 Years" [in development?]  
Announced 2/2013: Film adaptation of the successful off-Broadway time-warp romantic musical starring Anna Kendrick & Jeremy Jordan; the story of a couple meeting, marrying, and eventually divorcing over a five-year period, told using a unique timeline device – while his character experiences the relationship in chronological order, her character's story arcs backwards from the end of their marriage to the day that they met, with the two timelines intersecting for only one song in the middle of the show/movie; romantic film veteran Richard Lagravenese is set to direct from his own script • latest info at IMDb

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