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Can you name the musical from the book, movie, etc that it was based on?
Updated Mar 26, 2012
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'Year' denotes year the musical first appeared on Broadway. One asterisk means off Broadway. Two asterisks means West End.
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Novella of the same name by David Garnett
Ingmar Bergman film 'Smiles of a Summer Night'
Puccini's opera 'La boheme'
George Bernard Shaw's 1912 play 'Pygmalion'
1949 memoir of Maria von Trapp, 'The Story of the Trapp Family Singers'
1862 Victor Hugo novel of the same name
Frances Hodgson Burnett's 1911 children's novel of the same name
1968 Mel Brooks film of the same name
2000 British film of the same name
Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew'
James A. Michener's 1947 book 'Tales of the South Pacific'
Rosa Guy's novel 'My Love, My Love'
Stories by P. G. Wodehouse
1988 John Waters film of the same name
Several short stories by Damon Runyon, especially 'The Idyll of Miss Sarah Brown'
Novella by Robert Louis Stevenson
'Anna and the King of Siam' by Margaret Landon
1997 British film of the same name
The Bible - Joseph stories
Bruno Bettelheim's 1976 book, 'The Uses of Enchantment', and several fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm
Charles Dickens (unfinished) novel
1967 film of the same name (starring Julie Andrews)
Gaston Leroux's 1910 novel of the (almost) same name
Famous Weekly World News article
Gregory Maguire's 1995 novel of the same name (based on 'The Wizard of Oz')
1955 novel by Patrick Dennis
The Bible - Adam and Noah stories
Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'
'The Once and Future King' by T. H. White and Arthurian legends
The life of a famous 19th-century showman and circus founder
Richard Bissell's novel '7 1/2 Cents'
1905 novel of the same name by Baroness Orczy
Federico Fellini's 1963 semi-autobiographical film '8 1/2'
1913 Atlanta trial of Leo Frank
The life of a famous female sharpshooter
Loosely based on the play 'The Romancers' ('Les Romanesques') by Edmond Rostand
1933 movie and previous novel by Bradford Ropes
Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, 'Green Grow the Lilacs'
John Van Druten's 1951 play 'I Am a Camera', which was adapted from Christopher Isherwood's 1939 novel 'Goodbye to Berlin'
Several short stories by Sholem Aleichem, especially 'Tevye and his Daughters'
The Bible - Gospel of St. John
Sam Raimi horror movies
Verdi opera of the same name
1998 movie of the same name (starring Adam Sandler)
The Bible - Gospel of St. Matthew
Miguel de Cervantes' 17th-century novel 'Don Quixote'
1926 play of the same name by reporter Maurine Dallas Watkins
1973 Christopher Bond play of the same name, and British urban legend
Thornton Wilder's 1938 farce 'The Merchant of Yonkers' (later retitled 'the Matchmaker')
Harold Gray comic strip
L. Frank Baum's 1900 'The Wonderful Wizard of Oz' and the 1939 film 'The Wizard of Oz'
Life of an Argentine political leader
1975 film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'
Puccini's opera 'Madame Butterfly'
E. L. Doctorow's 1975 novel of the same name
1960 novella of the same name by Elizabeth Spencer
Charles Dickens (finished) novel
Several Roman farces by Plautus, especially 'Pseudolus', 'Miles Gloriosus' and 'Mostellaria'
A series of poems by T.S. Eliot
The 1957 memoirs of the title character, a 1930s burlesque stripper
1960 Roger Corman movie of the same name
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