Not so much a remake as a straight up cover version. And as if reality has all of a sudden morphed into an episode of Seinfeld, it’s also a musical! And on top of that, even 50% longer. Thus blowing an easy win vs. make.
In one way this is only the second time we’ve found a remake that was better than the original. In another way, it isn’t really a remake, but rather another adaptation of the same stage play. No matter. I’m letting it count.