Sometimes it can seem like the New York stage is an extension of the Hollywood machine, and vice versa.
These days movie stars come and go on Broadway like city buses (though moving from the stage to the screen remains seemingly more difficult), and shows based on films—”Sister Act,” “Catch Me If You Can,” et al.—are hitting the Great White Way at a dizzying speed.
So it was no surprise—albeit still pleasant—when ArtsBeat earlier revealed that David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross, which won a Pulitzer on page, numerous Tonys on stage, and was nominated for an Oscar when it was on screen, is coming back to Broadway.
As you’re too young to remember, the show first opened in 1984. It became a film in 1992, was revived on stage in 2005 and now is coming back. Oh, and Al Pacino, who was in the film will be back, although in a different part. Got that?
Unfortunately, every clip from the (awesome) film version of Mamet’s story is blocked from being embedded in a post, so we can’t share with you our favorite scenes. But we can point you here.
And below are some clips from recent productions of movies-gone-to-stage. You be the judge of whether the trend is a good or bad one
“Catch Me If You Can”
“Sister Act: The Musical”
“Ghost: The Musical”