IT’S BRITNEY BIIIIITCH!
A Broadway musical is reportedly in the works featuring the timeless tracks of iconic pop princess, Britney Spears.
Theater owner James L. Nederlander announced he is producing the new stage show, titled Once Upon a One More Time (an obvi nod to Spears’ debut single ‘…Baby One More Time’).
According to the press release, the musical isn’t based on the wild umbrella-slinging, head-shaving life of one Britney Jean Spears, but is rather a feminist fairytale masterpiece using the singers’ hit tracks.
The premise for the highly-anticipated Broadway production is as follows:
“When Cinderella, Snow White, and other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation: Could there really be more to life than bird-made dresses and true love’s kiss?”
The musical will be set to Spears’ tunes and will feature an original book by Jon Hartmere (The Upside, bare), with direction by Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages) and choreography by MTV Video Music Award nominees Keone and Mari Madrid (Justin Bieber’s ‘Love Yourself’, World of Dance).
The former teen queen herself has expressed her excitement over her legendary bops being spun into a musical.
“I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs – especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore,” says Spears. “This is a dream come true for me!”
Nederlander adds: “Throughout her career, Britney has captivated fans across the globe with her singular brand of energy and resilience. For three years, we have been working closely with her to develop a concept that perfectly encapsulates her unique spirit, and are so thrilled to finally bring this joyous and electrifying show to the stage.”
Once Upon a One More Time will premiere at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre with preview performances beginning October 29, 2019 and opening night scheduled for November 13.
my broke ass sitting at home ‘coz i’m not ~lucky~ enough to go