Britney Spears Disney Princess Musical Finally Coming to Broadway

If you need more proof that Britney Spears is the princess of pop, look no further than this new musical. On Dec. 2, what would have been Spears’ 41st birthday, producers announced that “Once Upon A One More Time,” the jukebox musical featuring the singer’s biggest hits and Disney princesses, has been delayed for years. , finally opening on Broadway in 2023. The play will begin previews on May 13 at the Marquis Theater in New York City, with an official opening scheduled for June 22.

In this new musical, your favorite Disney princesses, including Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, undergo inner transformation after The Feminine Mystique is mysteriously delivered to their book club (possibly by someone caused by a fairy godmother). Guided by inspirational songs like Spears' "Stronger," "Toxic" and, of course, "...Baby One More Time," the ladies quickly discover their true feminist selves and learn about life's There are more fascinating things than Landing Prince.

"Once Upon a Time" was originally announced in March 2019. At the time, Spears gave the show her full stamp of approval, calling it a "dream come true" in a statement. "I'm so excited to have a musical made with my songs - especially one that takes place in such a magical world and is filled with characters that I grew up with, that I love and adore," she wrote . However, Spears has yet to comment on the show's new launch, and considering her 13-year conservatorship ended in November 2021, it's unclear how involved she was or how she feels about it today.

The musical will be directed by married choreographers Chioni and Mari Madrid, with a book written by "The Upside" screenwriter Jon Hartmire. The cast was originally announced in January 2020 and included American Idol Season 1 cast member Justin Guarini as Prince Charming. He attended the show's premiere in Washington, D.C., in November 2021, after a planned pre-Broadway premiere in Chicago was canceled due to the lockdown. However, casting for the Broadway production has yet to be confirmed, meaning not everyone will be able to get into the Great White Way.

Tickets for Once Upon a Time's first Broadway show will go on sale December 5 at 10 a.m. ET. Subscribers to Spears' newsletter can purchase tickets from now through December 5 through a fan presale (which is already going much smoother than Taylor Swift's Eras Tour presale).