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Poll: Broadway to Hollywood Stage Play Adaptations

Broadway is where the musical reigns supreme. Regardless, non-musical stage plays still find a niche and can become just as big when they make the move to Hollywood. Which big non-musical movie adaptation became even bigger when it flipped coasts?

Which non-musical movie based on a successful Broadway stage play became the best Hollywood movie adaptation? * Broadway or Off-Broadway

Discuss the topic here.

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    A Few Good Men (1992)

    Debuts: 1989 Broadway
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    Closer (2004)

    Debuts: 1997 London and 1999 Broadway
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    The Birdcage (1996)

    Debuts: 1973 Paris, 1983 Boston Tryout, 1983 Broadway and Original Movie: La Cage aux Folles (1978)
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    Amadeus (1984)

    Debuts: 1980 Broadway
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    Steel Magnolias (1989)

    Debuts: 1987 Off-Broadway and 2005 Broadway
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    Stalag 17 (1953)

    Debuts: 1951 Broadway
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    Glengarry Glen Ross (1992)

    Debuts: 1983 London, 1984 Chicago and 1984 Broadway
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    The Odd Couple (1968)

    Debuts: 1965 Boston Tryout and 1965 Broadway
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    Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

    Debuts: 1985 Stratford-upon-Avon 1986 West End and 1987 Broadway
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    August: Osage County (2013)

    Debuts: 2007 Chicago and 2007 Broadway
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    A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

    Debuts: 1947 Broadway
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    His Girl Friday (1940)

    Debuts as The Front Page: 1928 Broadway

    * adapted into four Hollywood Movies and four TV productions, including The Front Page (1931), His Girl Friday (1940), The Front Page (1974) and Switching Channels (1988)

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    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)

    Debuts: 1955 Broadway
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    Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

    Debuts: 1990 Lincoln Center and 1990 Broadway
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    Harvey (1950)

    Debuts: 1944 Broadway
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    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)

    Debuts: 1962 Broadway
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    Frost/Nixon (2008)

    Debuts: 2006 London, 2006 West End and 2007 Broadway
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    The Seven Year Itch (1955)

    Debuts: 1952 Broadway
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    The Philadelphia Story (1940)

    Debuts: 1939 Broadway
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    You Can't Take It with You (1938)

    Debuts: 1936 Broadway
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    On Golden Pond (1981)

    Debuts: 1979 Broadway
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    Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

    Debuts: 1941 Broadway
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    Shadowlands (1993)

    Debuts: 1989 in London and 1991 Broadway
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    Rabbit Hole (2010)

    Debuts: 2006 Costa Mesa, CA and 2006 Broadway
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    Wait Until Dark (1967)

    Debuts: 1966 Broadway
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    Play It Again, Sam (1972)

    Debuts: 1969 Broadway
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    Funny Girl (1968)

    Debuts: 1963 Boston and 1964 Broadway
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    The Crucible (1996)

    Debuts: 1953 Broadway, Original Movie: The Crucible (1957)
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    Mister Roberts (1955)

    Debuts: 1948 Broadway
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    Dial M for Murder (1954)

    Debuts: 1952 West End and 1952 Broadway
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    Sleuth (1972)

    Debuts: 1970 Broadway, Remake Movie: Sleuth (2007)
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    Witness for the Prosecution (1957)

    Debuts: 1953 West End and 1954 Broadway
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    The Elephant Man (1980)

    Debuts: 1978 West End and 1979 Broadway