7 TV Shows That Should Be Turned into Broadway Musicals

October 3, 2019

Though Broadway has a rich history of turning classic movies into musicals, it’s much less common to see a hit TV show adapted for the stage. But when you do, it can be true musical theater magic, like Spongebob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical or The Addams Family. So, here’s the tea from Dance Spirit: the seven TV shows that need to be turned into Broadway musicals, like, ASAP.


As evidenced by the AMAZING dancing (courtesy our boyfriend KJ Apa) pictured above, the cast of “Riverdale” has already covered some seriously amazing musicals, like Carrie and Heathers. So, we’d love to see them turn the tables and turn “Riverdale” into Broadway’s next greatest high school smash-hit.

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” is already outfitted with so many incredible songs and dances that it seems like a natural fit for the Great White Way. Plus, we’d give anything to see a show choreographed by the incredible Kathryn Burns—who’s won two Emmys for her work on “CXGF,” casually.

“Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”

We love it when something a little ~spookier~ hits the stage, and “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” fits the bill. While the Netflix original might not seem particularly musical at first glance, just check out the cast’s incredible cover of the “Phantom of the Opera” classic “Masquerade” from the most recent season. And just in case anyone was asking, we would give anything to see Sophia Anne Caruso play Sabrina in the Broadway adaptation of this show.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has won countless Emmy awards as the hottest new comedy T.V. show. But, did you know it was also recently nominated for a World Choreography Award? We could see a musical adaptation of “Maisel” fitting in perfectly with other shows set in the 1950s, like Guys and Dolls, Singin’ in the Rain, and American in Paris, all of which have done *pretty* well on Broadway.


Sorry, but we’re still not over the fact that “Bunheads” was so unfairly cancelled more than six years ago. And therefore, for your consideration, we’d like to propose a “Bunheads” musical. An Amy Sherman Palladino-inspired, ballet-filled, light-hearted musical, potentially featuring more Sutton Foster? We vote yes.

“The Office”

Bears. Beets. Broadway? For everyone that’s ever spent 24 straight hours binge-watching “The Office” on Netflix, just imagine getting to watch it live, on stage, with original songs and dances. Plus, it might give rockstar “DWTS” contestant Kate Flannery (aka Meredith) the chance to show off some more of her moves.


We’re pretty sure that if you made a Venn diagram of “Glee” fans and Broadway lovers, it would just be a circle. If everyone’s favorite musical TV show were made into an actual musical, it would be an instant hit. Can we get started on this, like, yesterday?

What do you think? Are there any shows we missed? Let us know in the comments!