We’re going absolutely “Crazy” over some big news about Britney Spears. The sensational pop star is taking Broadway—sort of.
According to The New York Times, the James L. Nederlander Theater in Chicago is producing a comedy musical that will feature 23 of Spears’ hit songs. Though the musical features a long list of tracks from her catalog, the play itself isn’t actually about the singer.
The play is hilariously named “Once Upon a One More Time” and will give a new life to some of the most well-known princesses. According to the Times, we can expect to see Rapunzel, Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty discussing Grimm’s Fairy Tales at a book club. Their worlds are then turned upside down after receiving a copy of Betty Friedan’s The Feminine Mystique all with the help of their fairy godmother.
The bookwriter for “Once Upon a One More Time,” Jon Hartmere, explained to the paper, “Cinderella is having an existential crisis, and she has a posse of famous princesses, and her stepmother is the main antagonist, and there’s also Prince Charming and a dwarf we’ve never met — the eighth dwarf — and a narrator who is unhappy his system is being dismantled before his eyes.”
Hartmere said the main characters in the musical will “get deeper into modern ideas” such as “second and third-wave feminism” as well as storytelling and social norms. “It’s also superfun and funny,” he told the Times.
The musical has an all-star team behind it, too. It will be produced by the theater’s owner James L. Nederlander, directed by Kristin Hanggi and choreographed by Keone & Mari Madrid. Hanggi’s prior work includes Rock of Ages while Keone & Mari Madrid worked on World of Dance and Justin Bieber’s Love Yourself.