It’s a Britney Spears musical, b*tch!
Before you grab your Catholic schoolgirl uniform or red patent leather jumpsuits, this won’t be a musical based on the singer’s life. Similar to Broadway classic “Mamma Mia!,” the musical comedy will incorporate songs from the 41-year-old’s iconic musical catalog — such as “Oops!…I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Circus,” and “Toxic” — to fit the story.
Titled “Once Upon a One More Time” (a mouthful, but whimsically delightful), the musical follows several fairy-tale princesses, including Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel, and Sleeping Beauty, who are working through a collection of the Grimms’ fairy tales with their fortnightly book club, per Deadline. A rogue fairy godmother hears their wish for new reading material and brings them the feminist classic “The Feminine Mystique,” which spurs a “royal revelation.”
The show will make its debut on Broadway in 2023, per Variety. It will begin previews at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre ahead of opening night on June 22. Hip-hop choreographers Keone and Mari Madrid will direct the musical, while casting has yet to be announced.
“Once Upon a One More Time” already has Spears’s stamp of approval. When the musical was first announced in 2019, the singer said in a statement to Deadline, “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!”
Spears is not involved with the musical and the news comes one year after she was released from her 13-year conservatorship.
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