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Books We Wish Were Musicals

  First Posted: 02/06/2012 3:07 pm   Updated: 02/06/2012 3:07 pm

By Margaret Bristol and Robbie Olson for Bookish:

The upcoming premiere of NBC's "Smash" got us thinking: With all the books finding their way to the screen, it’s time get more on the stage. Broadway musicals like "Wicked" and "The Color Purple" were based on books, as well as a number of less-successful shows—talks have been going on for quite some time about a "Fight Club" musical, a "Lord of the Rings" musical had a short stint in London, not to mention the show centered on a certain comic book hero with a propensity for crashing. But what will be the next big show-stopping book? We have some suggestions.

"Cujo" by Stephen King
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Stephen King's prom night horror story, "Carrie," has already been adapted for the stage, so why not take "Cujo" to the Great White Way? King's tale of a rabid St. Bernard terrorizing a mother and son is as terrifying and violent as "Sweeney Todd." So who would play the villainous dog? A puppet, of course. It worked for "War Horse," didn't it?
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