Upcoming musicals

 Much has been said about the cinematographic musical’s impending demise. From the moment of its birth, it has lived through many ups and downs, always being the object of either fanatical worship or unrelenting hatred from critics and audiences alike.

It seems that in 1996, with the premiere of Evita, a new wave of musicals hit Hollywood, and successful spawns like Moulin Rouge!, Chicago and Mamma mia!,  plagued the big screen with music and dance.

Many have said that the rebirth of the musical won’t last long, and they’ve all pointed towards the lack of a constant production which characterized the early ages of the genre. Yet, a revision of the musicals to come in the next two years shows something different. Perhaps majors aren’t working in musicals like they did in the 20s, 30s and 40s; but a new wave of independent and minor productions is flooding the market with both classical approaches to musicals, as well as some interesting and noteworthy variations.

Consulting the Internet Movie Database, we thus provide a list of musicals to come (*). Remakes, adaptations from Broadway and Off-Broadway plays, and original narratives are to be expected; so mark your favorites in your Watchlist and keep enjoying the genre.

 

 

2013

Aaryamaan

A Christmas musical

Bigger than Jesus

Blue moon of Kentucky

Carousel

Cobu

College musical

Daddy-O

Dorothy of Oz

Fearless

Girltrash: all night long

Jersey Boys

Lucky stiff

Once upon a Christmas dream

Orenthal: the musical

So sue me

The color purple

The independent revolution

The karaoke kid

The lives of Hamilton fish

The next big hit

Three faces of Evie

Untitled C/W project

Untitled Muppets Sequel

What what (in the butt): the Movie

Young zombies in love

 

2014

Hole in the fence

In the heights

Le grand jete

Psycho a go-go

Snowyville

Untitled DJ Casey Connor Project

Untitled theater camp project

Wicked

 

Pending

American Idiot

Annie

Basmati blues

Black Nativity

Bluebird Street

Bob: the musical

Bye Bye Birdie

City of angels

Damn Yankees

Didi Lightful

Follies

Fraggle Rock: The movie

Frank of Francis

Girls like us

Gypsy

Ha-Kosem Me’eretz Utz Hamachzemer

Hype nation 3D

Into the Woods  

Memphis

Monkeys of Bollywood

Monster High

One hit wonders

Rebellious children of the unconscious

Sunset boulevard

The best little whorehouse in Texas

The book of Mormon

The drowsy chaperone

The greatest showman on Earth

The last five years

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

The song is you

Time after time

Untitled Barry Manilow Project

Untitled George Lucas animated musical project

Untitled Grateful Dead musical project

Untitled Hank Williams Project

Untitled teen gospel project

Valley girl

Yellow Submarine

Zombie Broadway

 

 

 

V. Wonka

 

 

(*) This list contains only U.S. –and U.S. coproduction- musicals, and excludes TV movies, documentaries, short films and live concerts.

 

 

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