The Company of Anna Karenina. Photo by AdamsVisCom

Photo Gallery: Books Adapted for the Stage

National Read a Book Day is September 6 and we’re celebrating by looking back at our storied history (pun intended) of producing and presenting books that have been adapted for the stage. How many of these productions from the past ten years have you seen? Do you have any favorites we didn’t include? Let us know on social media!

The 2018 cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Adams VisCom.

The 2018 cast of A Christmas Carol. Photo by Adams VisCom.

A Christmas Carol
Adapted by Richard Hellesen
From the novel by Charles Dickens
Music by David de Berry

Produced in over 25 Theatre Company seasons

Rakeem Lawrence in GOODNIGHT MOON. Photo by Adams VisCom

Rakeem Lawrence in GOODNIGHT MOON. Photo by Adams VisCom

Goodnight Moon
Book, Music and Lyrics by Chad Henry
Adapted from the book by Margaret Wise Brown and Clement Hurd
Directed by Allison Watrous

2019/20 Theatre for Young Audiences

Philip Huffman as The Grinch and the 2016 Touring Company of Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical

Philip Huffman as The Grinch and the 2016 Touring Company of Dr. Seuss’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! The Musical

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

2019/20 and 2014/15 Broadway Season

The Company of Anna Karenina. Photo by AdamsVisCom

The Company of Anna Karenina. Photo by AdamsVisCom

Anna Karenina
By Kevin McKeon

Adapted from the novel by Leo Tolstoy
Directed by Chris Coleman

2018/19 Theatre Company Season

The cast of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus

The cast of Roald Dahl’s CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Photo by Joan Marcus

Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

2018/19 Broadway Season

Josh Davis and Nick Cartell - Photo by Matthew Murphy

Josh Davis and Nick Cartell – Photo by Matthew Murphy

Les Misérables

2018/19, 2012/13 and 2010/11 Broadway Seasons

(Based on the novel by Victor Hugo)

Jake Mendes as Corduroy. Photo by Emily Lozow.

Jake Mendes as Corduroy. Photo by Emily Lozow.

Corduroy
Based on the Corduroy and A Pocket of Corduroy books by Don Freeman
Licensed by CBS Consumer Products
Adapted for Stage by Barry Kornhauser

2018/19 Theatre for Young Audiences

Company - HAMILTON National Tour

The Company of HAMILTON National Tour. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Hamilton

2017/18 Broadway Season

(Based on the biography by Ron Chernow)

Rachel Kae Taylor, Robert Lee Hardy, and Zak Reynolds. Photo by Emily Lozow.

Rachel Kae Taylor, Robert Lee Hardy, and Zak Reynolds. Photo by Emily Lozow.

The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Adapted for the stage by Jerome Hairston

Based on the books by Ezra Jack Keats

Directed by Allison Watrous

2016/17 Theatre for Young Audiences

Sullivan Jones and Mark Junek. Photo Credit: AdamsVisCom.

Sullivan Jones and Mark Junek. Photo Credit: AdamsVisCom.

Frankenstein
By Nick Dear

Based on the novel by Mary Shelley
Directed by Sam Buntrock

2016/17 Theatre Company Season

The cast of The Secret Garden. Photo by AdamsVisCom.

The cast of The Secret Garden. Photo by AdamsVisCom.

The Secret Garden
Book and Lyrics by Marsha Norman
Music by Lucy Simon
Based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Directed by Jenn Thompson

2016/17 Theatre Company Season

Adam Langdon and company in touring production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo- Joan Marcus.

Adam Langdon and company in touring production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Photo- Joan Marcus.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

2016/17 Broadway Season

(Based on the novel by Mark Haddon)

Molly Brennan. Photo Credit: Adams Visual Communications.

Molly Brennan. Photo Credit: Adams Visual Communications.

Lookingglass Alice 
Adapted and Directed by David Catlin
from the works of Lewis Carroll
In association with The Actors Gymnasium

2015/16 Theatre Company Season

Noah Radcliffe and Ben Griffin. Photo Credit: Jennifer M. Koskinen

Noah Radcliffe and Ben Griffin. Photo Credit: Jennifer M. Koskinen

William Golding’s Lord of the Flies
Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams
Directed by Anthony Powell

2014/15 Theatre Company Season

Nance Williamson, Zoe Delaney Stahlhut, Kathleen McCall, and Billie McBride. Photo Credit: Jennifer M. Koskinen.

Nance Williamson, Zoe Delaney Stahlhut, Kathleen McCall, and Billie McBride. Photo Credit: Jennifer M. Koskinen.

Benediction (World Premiere & Theatre Company Commission)
By Eric Schmiedl
Based on the novel by Kent Haruf
Directed by Kent Thompson

2014/15 Theatre Company Season

The cast of Just Like Us. Photo by Jennifer M Koskinen.

The cast of Just Like Us. Photo by Jennifer M Koskinen.

Just Like Us (World Premiere & Theatre Company Commission)
by Karen Zacarías
Based on the book by Helen Thorpe
Directed by Kent Thompson

2013/14 Theatre Company Season

Justin Walvoord, Aaron M. Davidson and William Oliver Watkins. Photo by Jennifer M Koskinen

Justin Walvoord, Aaron M. Davidson and William Oliver Watkins. Photo by Jennifer M Koskinen

Jackie & Me
by Steven Dietz
From the book by Dan Gutman
Directed by Steven Weitz

2013/14 Theatre Company Season

The Peter and the Starcatcher Tour Company; Photo by Terry Shapiro

Peter and the Starcatcher

2012/13 Broadway Season

(Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson)

Ben Rosenbaum, Martin Yurek, Mike Ryan and Jamison Jones. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen

Ben Rosenbaum, Martin Yurek, Mike Ryan and Jamison Jones. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen

The Three Musketeers
Adapted by Linda Alper, Douglas Langworthy and Penny Metropulos
From the book by Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Art Manke

2012/13 Theatre Company Season

The cast of Sense & Sensibility The Musical. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen

The cast of Sense & Sensibility The Musical. Photo by Jennifer M. Koskinen

Sense & Sensibility The Musical (World Premiere)
Book and Lyrics by Jeffrey Haddow
Music by Neal Hampton
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed & Choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge

2012/13 Theatre Company Season

Caroline Rosenblum and John Hutton. Photo by Terry Shapiro.

Caroline Rosenblum and John Hutton. Photo by Terry Shapiro.

To Kill a Mockingbird
Adapted by Christopher Sergel
From the novel by Harper Lee
Directed by Sabin Epstein

2011/2012 Theatre Company Season

The cast of Tom Sawyer. Photo by Terry Shapiro.

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
Adapted by Laura Eason
From the novel by Mark Twain
Directed by Jane Page

2011/2012 Theatre Company Season

Meghan Wolf and Franca Sofia Barchiesi. Photo by Terry Shapiro.

Meghan Wolf and Franca Sofia Barchiesi. Photo by Terry Shapiro.

The House of the Spirits
Adapted by Caridad Svich
From the novel by Isabel Allende
Directed by Jose Zayas

2010/2011 Season

Sofia Jean Gomez and Anthony Marble. Photo by Terry Shapiro.

Sofia Jean Gomez and Anthony Marble. Photo by Terry Shapiro.

Bram Stoker’s Dracula
Adapted by Charles Morey
From the novel by Bram Stoker
Directed by Gavin Cameron-Webb

2010/2011 Season