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What’s your favorite film musical adapted from a stage original?

Posted: April 28, 2017
Cabaret

Cabaret

Adapted from the hit 1945 Broadway musical, Carousel was the second blockbuster from the team that would become synonymous with the so-called “golden age” of American musical theater, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Over the course of their 16-year partnership, the pair created a series of iconic musicals that provided mid-century audiences with a perfect blend of pop entertainment and rapturous musical scores, buttressed by stories and characters that reflected a socially progressive consciousness.

This week’s question: What’s your favorite film musical adapted from a stage original?

As for host Richard Peña: “There’s certainly a long list of possibilities, but right now Bob Fosse’s Cabaret seems to linger in my memory.”

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