Britney Spears-Inspired Musical ‘Once Upon a One More Time’ Sets Broadway Run for June 2023 

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Britney Spears participates in the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards at Madison Square Garden onAug 28, 2016 in New York City.

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Britney Spears‘ most significant hits are obtaining a fanciful transformation with the arrival of Once Upon a One More Time on Broadway.

Produced by Tony victors James L. Nederlander and also Hunter Arnold, the musical will certainly open up at the Marquis Theatre on June 23 complying with sneak peeks, which start May 13. Directed and also choreographed by Keone and also Mari Madrid (Beyond Babel, Karate Kid), the program integrates traditional storybook personalities– assume Cinderella, Snow White, Little Mermaid and also extra– with hits from Spears’ comprehensive, acclaimed songs magazine.

The program is billed as being influenced by songs carried out and also taped by Spears, that is or else not understood to be entailed. According to a representative for the manufacturing, every one of the music structures in the program are accredited with their authors with the authorization of the songwriters. The Hollywood Reporter has actually connected to a legal representative for Spears for remark.

Described as a revisionist fairytale, Once Upon a One More Time is a “musical adventure about claiming your own happily ever after,” according to the manufacturing. Singles like “Oops I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Circus” and also “Toxic” work as the soundtrack to a fanciful publication club overthrown by a rogue fairy godmother, that makes a decision to go down The Feminine Mystique right into the laps of females that have actually understood little else beyond “bird-made dresses and true love’s kiss.”

With an initial tale created by Jon Hartmere (Bare, The Upside), the manufacturing’s innovative group consists of David Leveaux (Nine, Romeo and also Juliet) as an imaginative specialist, breathtaking developer Anna Fleischle (Hangmen, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie), outfit and also hair developer Loren Elstein (Rosencrantz and also Guildenstern Are Dead), lighting developer Kenneth Posner (Wicked, Beetlejuice), audio developer Andrew Keister ( KPOP, On Your Feet!) and also forecast developer Sven Ortel (Newsies).

The program was initially slated for a pre-Broadway run in Chicago in 2019 at the James M. Nederlander Theatre, however postponed its opening to springtime 2020. In March, the pandemic closed down movie theaters throughout the nation, with manufacturers choosing to terminate the program’s Chicago interaction.

Once Upon a One More Time would certainly make its opening night in December 2021 at Washington D.C.’s Shakespeare Theatre Company, where it at some point expanded its restricted interaction fromJan 3 to 9 because of require.

Spears, that is not attributed as component of the innovative or manufacturer group, existed for a very early analysis in 2019, according toThe Washington Post Ahead of the musical’s deserted Chicago run, throughout which Spears was still in her now-ended 13-year conservatorship, Playbill reported that the pop symbol called the manufacturing “a dream come true for me.”

“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,” she proceeded in a declaration at the time.

Before the musical’s D.C. run in 2021, Hartmere claimed he was “given access to all of Spears’ songs,” according to aninterview with the Post “The only thing I was told was that she loves fairies,” he claimed ofSpears “And I was like, ‘That’s it, that’s what we’ve got to go on.’”

“I knew the songs that everybody else knew,” he included. “I didn’t know the deep cuts. She literally has a song [called] ‘Cinderella.’ I was like, ‘All right, I have to do this.’”

The information begins the pop symbol’s 41st birthday celebration.

This tale was initially released by The Hollywood Reporter.



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