A Britney Spears Fairy Tale Musical Is Heading To Broadway
The songs of Britney Spears are finally making their way to musical theatre.
The icon's back catalogue of hits will serve as the soundtrack to a brand new musical extravaganza that will open in Chicago and then head to Broadway later this year.
Once Upon A One More Time will blend fairy tale characters, feminist reading material (!) and 23 Britney bangers into one showstopping production, The New York Times reports.
The story features Cinderella, Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty tiring of their fortnightly book club -- until they discover the classic 1963 text by Betty Friedan, The Feminist Mystique.
And, presumably the music of Ms Britney Jean Spears.
“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," writer John Hartmere told the NYT.
"But it’s also super fun and funny," he added.
Unfortunately, Britney herself won't be performing in Once Upon A One More Time, but she wrote in a statement today that the news was a "dream come true".
“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,” Spears said. “This is a dream come true for me!”
Spears announced earlier this year that she'd been forced to cancel her Domination tour due to her dad's health. So fans of the singer (including Jersey's Shore's Nicole Polizzi) are over the moon after hearing that they can at least head along to a Britney jukebox musical.
Once Upon A One More Time is scheduled to open at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago on October 29.
The venue was originally booked out at the end of this year to host a Michael Jackson musical, but the show was cancelled on the eve of the release of the Leaving Neverland documentary.
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