The Princess of Pop is joining the princesses of Disney on an unexpected stage.
A new musical is coming to Broadway and will feature a song catalog by pop icon Britney Spears.
The musical comedy, titled, “Once Upon a One More Time,” offers a feminist twist on classic fairy tale princess stories and currently includes 23 songs from Spears’s collection, including “Oops I Did It Again,” “Toxic,” “Lucky,” and more. It is set to open at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago this fall before heading to Broadway. (RELATED: Britney-Spears-Themed Musical Coming to Broadway)
Oh baby, baby…Broadway In Chicago sees it first!
The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, a new musical featuring the pop anthems of @britneyspears, will play at the James M. Nederlander Theatre from October 29 – December 1, 2019. https://t.co/pcMSw9vMUF
— Broadway In Chicago (@broadwaychicago) March 12, 2019
When Cinderella makes a desperate wish for a new story to read in her book club, which includes princesses like Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, a contemporary fairy godmother leaves her with none other than Betty Friedan’s feminist classic, “The Feminine Mystique.”
“Oh baby, baby… could there really be more to life than bridesmaid dresses, friendships with woodland creatures and dreams of a prince’s kiss?” the theatre’s website says.
There aren’t words to describe him I’m feelin rn!!!
— Evan Real (@evan_real) March 12, 2019
INTO THE WOODS, but feminist, and with Britney Spears songs. You know what, I’m game. Gimme more! https://t.co/FNLEgzvmpw
— Diep Tran ????????♀️ (@diepthought) March 12, 2019
Hit me, baby, eight times a week including matinees? https://t.co/TCCURNbsQ9
— Howard Sherman (@HESherman) March 12, 2019
Can’t wait to see Snow White sing Work Bitch.https://t.co/EoQ2LXrgWj
— Matt Jacobs (@tarantallegra) March 12, 2019
But while the “Baby One More Time“ singer’s music is at the center of the show, Spears herself is not. However, she has already attended one of the show’s readings and is “Anticipating” this new chapter.
“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,” Spears said in a statement. “This is a dream come true for me!”
The pop superstar and sex symbol has had a pretty tumultuous past, but perhaps her happily ever after is on the horizon.
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Can you believe that this album was released 20 years ago today??!! I can’t. It’s definitely been the journey of a lifetime, full of ups and downs, but I’m grateful for every single moment of it all. Getting to know you all over the years has been such an incredible experience, and has made this all worth it. Thank you for your support from 20 years ago, all the way to today. I am blessed ❤️ #20yearsofbritney