Britney Spears’ Feminist Musical Is Coming to Broadway
March 13, 2019
And it’s got a fairytale twist!
The princess of pop, Britney Spears is bringing her 23 of her best tracks to Broadway with a musical titled Once Upon a One More Time, which follows fairytale princesses like Snow White, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, who gather up for a book club meeting. But here’s the twist…
When the princesses wish for a new book, a rogue fairy godmother gives them Betty Friedan’s iconic feminist text The Feminine Mystique! And as they unfold the revelations, Britney Spears two-decade worth of tracks aptly makes for the perfect soundtrack.
Writer, Jon Hartmere told The New York Times, “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 superfun and funny.”
In a statement Spears said, “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. This is a dream come true for me!” (us too Britney).
The show will preview on October 29th at Chicago’s James L. Nederlander Theater with the official opening set for November 13th.