Missing Live Theater? Check Out These 15 Outstanding Stage-to-Film Adaptations

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When the COVID-19 pandemic began, many of us probably didn’t think we’d go for over a year without seeing live performances. Whether you’re a passionate fan of plays and musicals, an opera lover, or a more casual attendee, it’s clear that there’s nothing quite like a live performance — the feeling of actors, dancers, musicians and other artists performing right in front of your eyes in a communal space.

Still, we’ve had to find ways to adapt this last 18 months — and, for Broadway lovers, film has been a great medium to turn to for now. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up 15 of the best stage-to-film adaptations, ranging from jukebox musicals to timeless plays.