The long-anticipated world premiere of the Britney Spears song-infused stage musical “As soon as Upon a One Extra Time” arrives Nov. 29. But it surely gained’t be in Chicago as beforehand introduced.
The Boadway-bound musical directed and choreographed by Drama Desk-nominated artists Keone and Mari Madrid, was set to debut at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre final April when the manufacturing plans have been derailed because of the coronavirus pandemic shutdown of all theaters and leisure venues. The present will now premiere in a manufacturing by the Shakespeare Theatre Firm in Washington, D.C.
It’s not clear if the beforehand introduced solid of Briga Heelan ( “Nice Information”) as Cinderella, Justin Guarini (“American Idol”) as Prince Charming, Emily Skinner (“The Cher Present”) and Simon Callow (“4 Weddings and a Funeral”) are confirmed for the D.C. manufacturing.
The present’s story facilities on a guide membership gathering that includes Cinderella, Snow White, Little Mermaid and different basic storybook characters whose worlds are upended when a “rogue fairy godmother” offers them a duplicate of “The Female Mystique” to debate.
“I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs — particularly one which takes place in such a magical world crammed with characters that I grew up on, who I like and adore,” stated Spears in a 2019 assertion when the present was introduced.
Sarcastically, the Spears musical was initially slated to exchange a Michael Jackson stage musical that had been set for its 2019 world premiere in Chicago. Plans for that manufacturing, which had been tentatively titled “Don’t Cease ‘Til You Get Sufficient,” by no means totally materialized. “MJ” the musical is now set to debut in December 2022 on Broadway on the Neil Simon Theatre.