Photos12 Jukebox Musicals That Use Old Favorites to Tell a New StoryWhile many jukebox musicals are based on the lives of the artists behind the music, these dozen shows chose to take their songs in a new direction.
Lately, Broadway has been a friendly place for biomusicals. Ain't Too Proud, Beautiful, and The Cher Show continue their runs, and Tina, which tells the true life story of singer Tina Turner, will start previews October 12.
While those shows—and the currently running Off-Broadway production of Jersey Boys—are based on the lives of the artists behind their songs, others choose to pull from the catalog of an artist (or multiple artists) to tell a new story. That includes the recently opened Moulin Rouge! and the upcoming Broadway transfer of the Off-Broadway hit Girl From the North Country. Check out the gallery below for a look at 12 jukebox musicals that have repurposed songs for new narratives over the years.
12 Jukebox Musicals That Use Old Favorites to Tell a New Story