Britney Spears-Themed Musical Coming to Broadway https://t.co/AU7ARZ4ty4— Variety (@Variety) March 12, 2019
A new jukebox musical is coming to Broadway in Chicago. Featuring 23 Britney Spears tracks, the show follows fairytale princesses like Cinderella and Snow White as they grapple with life's big questions. When the girls gather for a book club, a fairy godmother drops Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique in their midst and changes their futures.
[Bookwriter Jon Hartmere describes the show]Bookwriter Jon Hartmere describes the show: “Cinderella is having an existential crisis, and she has a posse of famous princesses, and her stepmother is the main antagonist, and there’s also Prince Charming and a dwarf we’ve never met — the eighth dwarf — and a narrator who is unhappy his system is being dismantled before his eyes. These women have been in this hermetically sealed world, and then they start to get deeper into modern ideas — second and third-wave feminism — and also explore how stories are passed down to us, and where we get our norms from. But it’s also superfun and funny.”
Britney attended one of the readings and said: “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. This is a dream come true for me!”
Previews begin at the James M. Nederlander Theatre Oct 29, opening night is Nov 13, and the show closes Dec 1. Groups of 10+ can buy tickets now.
Will you see it?