Britney Spears Broadway musical to replace cancelled Michael Jackson musical in Chicago
CHICAGO — Britney Spears is the latest pop star throwing her fedora onto the stage.
Producers of the new musical stage comedy “Once Upon a One More Time” say their show will use Spears’ hit songs, which include “Oops!… I Did It Again,” ”… Baby One More Time,” ”Toxic” and “Stronger.”
The show will have its world premiere this fall in Chicago at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Previews begin in October.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the musical will replace the now-canceled pre-Broadway tryout of the Michael Jackson musical, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.”
The show’s story centers on classic fairytale princesses like Cinderella and Snow White learning that being happy ever after may take some work.
In a statement, Spears says: “This is a dream come true for me!”
Spears joins other pop heavyweights such as Tina Turner, Donna Summer, Carole King and Cher to have their music used in a stage musical.