How Well Do You Know Your Shows: Movie Or Stage Musical First?

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Who did it first?

Did your favorite musicals get their start on the stage or silver screen? Take this quiz to find out!

 May 23, 2018

1 of 18Pick one!

Jesus Christ Superstar
Stage Musical
Movie

2 of 18Pick one!

Hair
Movie
Stage Musical

3 of 18Pick one!

Mamma Mia
Movie
Stage Musical

4 of 18Pick one!

The Producers
Movie
Stage Musical

5 of 18Pick one!

Newsies
Movie
Stage Musical

6 of 18Pick one!

Hedwig And The Angry Inch
Stage Musical
Movie

7 of 18Pick one!

Dreamgirls
Stage Musical
Movie

8 of 18Pick one!

Rock Of Ages
Stage Musical
Movie

9 of 18Pick one!

Waitress
Stage Musical
Movie

10 of 18Pick one!

Rent
Movie
Stage Musical

11 of 18Pick one!

Legally Blonde
Movie
Stage Musical

12 of 18Pick one!

Grease
Movie
Stage Musical

13 of 18Pick one!

Billy Elliot
Stage Musical
Movie

14 of 18Pick one!

Sunset Boulevard
Stage Musical
Movie

15 of 18Pick one!

Evita
Stage Musical
Movie

16 of 18Pick one!

Chicago
Stage Musical
Movie

17 of 18Pick one!

Sister Act
Movie
Stage Musical

18 of 18Pick one!

School of Rock
Stage Musical
Movie
WOMEN.COM | Quiz Facts

The movie musical vs. the stage musical—which do you like more? Is it even a competition?

Some don't believe so, as most musicals have played out on both stage and screen. When either Hollywood or Broadway needs a new idea for a production, they often turn to the opposite coast for that very idea. Sometimes they translate well from one medium to the other and are big hits, but sometimes they don't, and the opposite occurs—producers have a flop on their hands.

Most of the big musicals you know and love were either performed on Broadway first before making it to Hollywood, although a recent trend is occurring in which the Hollywood movie has been turned into a successful stage production. Did you know Grease, Jesus Christ Superstar, Godspell, A Chorus Line, Mamma Mia, Hairspray, Rent, Legally Blonde, Hedwig And The Angry Inch, Rock Of Ages, Sunset Boulevard and even more have been both a Broadway play and a movie?

The eighteen questions on this quiz ask a simple question—which came first, the Broadway extravaganza or the Hollywood premiere? If you count yourself as a theater kid, film buff or both, you'll know which story originated from which medium pretty quickly!

So, sit back, relax, throw on your favorite show tunes, and flex your musical muscles to ace this difficult, but fun, quiz! As the song says, "You'll be swell! You'll be great! Gonna have the whole world on the plate!" Good luck!