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'Once' The Musical & 8 Other Popular Broadway Musicals Based On Movies

05/01/2012 03:10 pm ET | Updated May 02, 2012

"Once," a musical adaptation of the 2006 indie film of the same name, was nominated for 11 Tony Awards, leading the pack of Tony hopefuls.

The new musical, which opened in March, follows two struggling musicians whose hearts connect in Dublin. "Falling Slowly," the hit song from the movie, won the Academy Award for Best Original Song at the 80th annual Academy Awards.

Meanwhile, Disney's "Newsies," yet another musical based off of a film -- which starred a young, dapper Christian Bale -- was nominated for eight Tony awards.

While "Rock of Ages" may be getting the big screen treatment with Tom Cruise in a starring role, some of Broadway's newest musicals, including "Ghost," "Sister Act" and "Priscilla Queen of the Desert," were all adapted from feature films. Not to mention the "Lion King," highest grossing Broadway musical of all time.

In honor of "Once" and "Newsies," take a look at some current successful stage musicals that were adapted from movies.

PHOTOS: Screen-To-Stage Adaptations

Broadway Musicals Based On Movies

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