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Musical Theater Research Guide: Film Musicals

Research guide for musical theatre

Film Musicals

Some of these resources are located in the Music Library's reference section, and can only be used within the library. Click on the title to check the location and availability.

These are about Hollywood musicals, not necessarily Broadway ones. Some film musicals were adapted from the staged productions and others exist in the film version alone (or first).

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DVDs or VHS of Film Musicals

These selections are about movies made from musicals, not the filmed versions of live musicals. See Videos of Live Musicals for recordings of the staged versions.

From Hollywood to Broadway

In a few rare cases, a musical starts off in Hollywood and then goes to Broadway.