Not one but TWO musicals featuring the music of Britney Spears are headed to Broadway and the West End!
Once Upon a One More Time features 23 Britney Spears songs and will open at the Nederlander in Chicago this spring. If it does well, the show will head to Broadway. The show includes classic Britney songs like Toxic, Lucky, and Oops!...I Did It Again.
"Throughout her career, Britney has captivated fans across the globe with her singular brand of energy and resilience," said James L. Nederlander. "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."
"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," said Spears. "This is a dream come true for me!"
Kristin Hangii (a Tony nominee for another jukebox musical: Rock of Ages) will direct the show, featuring a book by Jon Hartmere (Bare: A Pop Opera). Featuring a cast of such familiar characters as Cinderella and Snow White, the musical will use Spears' hits to tell the story of a royal book club that has its fairy tale notions challenged by way of a The Feminine Mystique-wielding fairy godmother.
Husband and wife Keone and Mari Madrid (World of Dance, So You Think You Can Dance) will choreograph. Sony has already acquired the film rights to Once Upon a One More Time.( Collapse )
& Juliet is a jukebox musical featuring the music of Max Martin. The show has 30 pop hits including several Britney songs (...Baby One More Time, I'm Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman, Overprotected, Oops!...I Did It Again) as well as songs by the Backstreet Boys (Larger Than Life, Show Me the Feeling of Being Lonely, I Want It That Way, As Long As You Love Me, Everybody, Shape of My Heart), NSYNC (It's Gonna Be Me), Kelly Clarkson (Since U Been Gone), Jessie J (Domino), Pink (Fucking Perfect), Robyn (Show Me Love), Kesha (Blow), Demi Lovato (Confident), Katy Perry (Teenage Dream, I Kissed a Girl, Roar), Justin Timberlake (Can't Stop the Feeling), Ariana Grande (Break Free), Ellie Goulding (Love Me Like You Do), Adam Lambert (Whataya Want From Me), Bon Jovi (It's My Life), Celine Dion (That's the Way It Is). The show opens on the West End on November 20.( Collapse )( Collapse )
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