A Britney Spears musical is on the way!
The play, called Once Upon a One More Time, will incorporate songs from the musical catalog of the 37-year-old Glory pop icon in a story that “explores an alternative arc for some classic fairy tale princesses,” theater owner James L. Nederlander announced on Tuesday (March 12).
The show is set to start production this fall in Chicago, and then seeks to transfer to Broadway.
Here’s a plot summary, via the New York Times: “In the show, a fortnightly book club whose members include Snow White, Cinderella, Rapunzel and Sleeping Beauty, is working its way through a collection of the Grimms’ fairy tales — the only book they have. But when the women wish for new reading material, a fairy godmother brings them Ms. [Betty] Friedan’s feminist classic, The Feminine Mystique, and their lives are altered in unexpected ways.”
The musical has already had several readings, and Britney attended one of them. It includes 23 of her songs, including her hits and “a couple of deep album cuts.”
Once Upon a One More Time will start previews on October 29 and open on November 13, running until December 1 at the James M. Nederlander Theater in Chicago, Ill.
Photo: @britneyspears / Twitter