A Whitney Houston musical is one step closer to Broadway, Page Six learned exclusively.
We learn that the Houston estate and her partner, Primary Wave Music – developing a Broadway musical based on the life and career of the late music icon – are bringing in producer Sonia Friedman, who just won her 10th anniversary. Tony Award.
Friedman won his last Tony when his show “The Inheritance” landed a surprise victory on “Slave Play” in the Best Play category.
Sonia Friedman Productions credits also include the shows “Mean Girls”, “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”, “1984” and “Ink”.
The Houston musical would follow in the footsteps of other hit pop music shows such as the upcoming reopening of “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations” and “Tina: The Tina Turner Musical,” which is coming soon. of won his star, Adrienne Warren, the Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.
It is not yet clear who will play in Houston. But a theatrical source reflected, “Can you imagine the ‘I will always love you’ moment?”
In 2019, the late singer’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston, unveiled a deal with Primary Wave that would spawn a potential musical, as well as an album of unreleased material from Houston, and even a hologram tour, among other Houston-branded projects.
Houston’s 1992 film, âThe Bodyguard,â was made into a West End musical in 2012 and aired internationally until 2018. âThe Inheritanceâ playwright Matthew LÃ³pez, is said to be reported working on a new version of the classic “The Bodyguard” movie for Warner Bros.
Houston Music has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. She was tragically found dead in a hotel bathtub in 2012.