Rise Of The “Movical”

Broadway shows based on movies – “movicals” – are hot these days. “In an era that has few big name songwriters of the ilk of Cole Porter, or Rodgers and Hammerstein, the stage must increasingly rely on other familiar brands. Lord of the Rings is the latest hit film bound for the stage, though one could argue that the production is based on JRR Tolkien’s trilogy – not the Peter Jackson films. But coming hot on the heels of Jackson’s Oscar success, the musical will undoubtedly benefit from the book’s big screen adaptation.”