On Tuesday (March 12), famed theater proprietor James L. Nederlander introduced he’s producing a model new musical titled Once Upon a One More Time, a jukebox musical that includes the songs of Britney Spears. The present is scheduled for a quick run in Chicago this fall, adopted by a bid to switch to Broadway.
Unlike many jukebox musicals of at present, although, the brand new manufacturing is not going to observe Spears’ life and instances. Instead, the present will use the pop star’s music to revise a number of fairy tales. The present’s plot facilities round a e-book membership filled with traditional storybook princesses, together with Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and extra who ditch their copies of Grimms' Fairy Tales to learn Betty Friedan’s traditional feminist manifesto The Feminine Mystique.
According to a report from The New York Times, Spears is already concerned within the present, having attended one in every of a number of readings which have taken place earlier than the present begins its developmental workshop subsequent month.
The present will occupy the James M. Nederlander theater in Chicago from October 29 by way of December 1. Once Upon a One More Time is taking the place and run dates of Don’t Stop Til’ You Get Enough, a Michael Jackson jukebox musical that cancelled its Chicago run dates forward of the allegedly damning HBO documentary Leaving Neverland.
Lately, Broadway has been giving plenty of like to jukebox musicals — there are three of them displaying proper now (Ain’t Too Proud, Beautiful and The Cher Show) and lots extra to return (Moulin Rouge, Tina, Jagged Little Pill).