It’s Britney, bitch, on Broadway! Soon! Maybe!
According to a Forbes report, now that Britney Spears is wrapping up her sold-out Las Vegas residency, she may have her sights set on Broadway in New York City! Her managers, Larry Rudolph and Adam Leber, have reportedly begun meeting with some Broadway veterans in an effort to explore the idea of turning Spears’ songs into a theatrical stage production. Given the success of other past musicals such as Beautiful based on the music of Carole King, On Your Feet! based on the music of Gloria Estefan, American Idiot based not the music of Green Day, and Mama Mia! based on the music of Abba, just to name a few, it’s not out of the realm of Broadway for a Spears’ inspired musical to be developed.
Though a spokesperson for Spears could not be immediately reached for comment, Forbes also reported that Rudolph and Weber have met with Jerry Mitchell, the man responsible for bringing Gloria and Emilio Estefan’s story to life in On Your Feet!, regarding option for the Spears production.
In the past, Mitchell had commented on ensuring authenticity when telling the true life story of Gloria Estefan however, he doesn’t appear to be exploring that route with the Spears musical. Mitchell told Forbes, “It would NOT be autobiographical.”
For right now, the idea would lean more towards a Mama Mia! type production, using Spears’ pop catalog in order to tell a fictional story. Given that Spears basically has an endless collection of catchy hits under her belt, they certainly have plenty of material to work with but, they are said to be taking their time with the project. No officially timeline has been set yet for development of the production.
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A karaoke obsessed, craft beer enthusiast and lover of all things pop culture, Denise enjoys all facets of entertainment from Broadway to box office blockbusters. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, concerts (lots and lots of concerts), volunteering, reading and playing with her rescue kitten, Samantha (who rescued who, right?).