The sung lyrics of a musical are referred to as its libretto (originally an opera term); the music itself is the score; and the combination of the spoken dialogue and the sung libretto is often referred to as the book of the musical.
Musical theater has been the basis for a number of successful musical movies. Efforts to adapt musical theater to television have been more problematic. Some successful television adaptations include Cinderella and Peter Pan: other efforts, such as the spectacularly unsuccessful series Cop Rock have met with less acclaim.
Some popular televisions series have set one single episode in the style of a musical as a play on their usual format. (Examples include episodes of Ally McBeal, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 's episode "Once More with Feeling", or Oz's "Variety").
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3 Famous performers in musical theater
Famous performers in musical theater
See also Broadway, musical film, list of musicals