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