Confirmed- Britney Musical Coming to Broadway!
CONFIRMED. Britney made a trip to New York City on May 12 to attend the first reading of a Broadway musical scored with her hit songs. The play, planned for an early 2019 debut, “has been in the works for a while now,” an insider reveals. “Britney and her team gave their blessing last year,” and after hearing it come to life, “she responded really well!”
The title of the production “isn’t set in stone yet,” says the source, but “the working title is ‘Hit Me Baby One More Time.’” “There is no one cast as the role of Britney yet.”
Britney’s mangers Larry Rudolph and Adam Leber met with Jerry Mitchell (the man behind the Gloria and Emilio Estefan musical On Your Feet!) in 2017 about options for a Britney musical.
"It would NOT be autobiographical," he told Forbes. The idea for now is to just use Britney's songs to tie together a fictional story along the lines of the smash ABBA musical Mamma Mia!.
Britney is no stranger to Broadway as she was the understudy for the lead role of Tina Denmark in the Off-Broadway musical Ruthless! when she was 11.