Last night saw NBC air Annie Live!, a new version of the classic musical Annie, based off of the classic comic strip “Little Orphan Annie.” We’ll be reviewing the new version in a few days, but until then, we got to thinking: what other comic strip should get a musical?
Now, we already have You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, so “Peanuts” is out. While not originally comic strip characters, Superman AND Spider-Man both have had newspaper comic strips and musicals based off of them (It’s a Bird… It’s a Plane… It’s Superman and Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark). The Addams Family, Doonesbury, and Lil’ Abner all had varying degrees of success on Broadway as well. But what’s next?
Vote in our Reader Poll, and check back on Monday for the results. If we forgot your favorite comic strip, let us know in the comments. And remember, even if you choice doesn’t win, the sun will come out tomorrow.