Here’s a fun bit news on Britney Spears’ birthday today (December 2). A musical titled Once Upon a One More Time, based on Britney’s songs, is coming to Broadway in 2023. Per Variety, the fantasy show is a reimagining of classic fairytale characters like Cinderella, Snow White and Ariel from The Little Mermaid. “Once Upon a One More Time” will feature the pop star’s discography — including songs like “Oops I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Circus” and “Toxic.”
Award-winning hip-hop choreography couple Keone and Mari Madrid directed the musical, which was originally developed and produced by Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington D.C., where the show generated mixed reviews. The Washington Post’s Peter Marks called it a “frustratingly rushed sensation,” adding, “While it lacks finesse, lead performer Briga Heelan brings out the show’s potential.” The show will begin previews at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre ahead of opening night on June 22, 2023. Casting has yet to be announced.
Spears, who celebrates her 42nd birthday today, has not yet commented on the musical, but she has previously voiced that she did not want a documentary made about her. Last month, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown said that one of her biggest career goals is to portray “a real person and I think for me, Britney, would be [it] — Britney Spears.” The young star said that she connects with the singer through their shared experience of being in the spotlight at such a young age. “I think her story, first of all, resonates with me just growing up in the public eye. Watching her videos, watching interviews of her when she was younger. Same thing with you; I see the scramble for words [in the interviews],” explained Brown. “I don’t know her, but when I look at pictures of her, I feel like I could tell her story in the right way and hers only.” A day after Brown said that, Spears took to Instagram to make it clear she does not want any movies made about her. She wrote: “I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life … dude I’m not dead !!!”
Yesterday, Spears posted a video of herself dancing to “Feeling Myself Remix” writing in the caption, “Diff edit !!! Feeling myself and with my hair up messy !!! Nasty I like it !!! Feeling myself !!! Psss I be feeling my white shirt !!!”