Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about movies that are not yet musicals, but we would love to see
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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His columns appear at Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
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MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of CastAlbumReviews.com. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at FollowSpotPhoto.com.
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Fifth of July by Lanford Wilson
Opened on Broadway Nov 05, 1980
Closed on Broadway Jan 24, 1982
Christopher Reeve as Kenneth Talley, Jr.
Mary Carver as Sally Friedman
Jeff Daniels as Jed Jenkins
Jonathan Hogan as John Landis
Swoosie Kurtz as Gwen Landis
Joyce Reehling as June Talley
Danton Stone as Weston Hurley
Amy Wright as Shirley Talley
Peter’s Trivia Section
“Not Yet Musicals”
What properties would we like to see made into a musical?
Judy Garland movie, The Clock
Miracle on 34th Street (already a musical, but want a different one!)
Robb Johnston: Sleepless in Seattle
Tony Janicki: The original 1939 film was called LOVE AFFAIR. It did have a few songs in it, all sung by Irene Dunne.
Plays adapted as operas
A View From the Bridge
A Streetcar Named Desire
Of Mice and Men
Turn of the Screw
M. Butterfly (a new version)
Angels in America
Steve Bell: Seance on a Wet Afternoon — Opera by Stephen Schwarz
Tony Janicki: The Preston Sturges film UNFAITHFULLY YOURS, which starred Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell, and Rudy Vallee, might make a good musical.
The Plays of August Wilson
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