The hits of Britney Spears will soundtrack a new Broadway musical.
Once Upon a One More Time will draw from over 20 of the iconic singer’s tracks to spin together the tale of a book club attended by fairytale princesses.
A “rogue fairy godmother” will cause the fairies to question whether a happily ever after is possible.
The New York Times reports that it will hit Broadway in 2020, first premiering in Chicago this fall.
Spears herself described the musical as a “dream come true”, telling the New York Times: “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.”
Based on a book was written by Jon Hartmere, Once Upon a One More Time will be directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Keone and Mari Madrid.
Previews kick off at James M. Nederlander Theater on 29th October, with the show opening a month later on November 13th.
Speaking of the musical, Hartmere said: “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 super fun and funny.”
It’s expected to fill the vacancy left behind after Michael Jackson musical Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough was cancelled.
A spokesperson addressing the cancellation on behalf of the musical said that it was called off due to “scheduling issues” and not caused by the recent broadcast of Leaving Neverland, a documentary which details claims that Jackson sexually abused two boys.
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