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 calling on producer Sonia Friedman, who just won her award. 10th Tony Award.
Friedman won his last Tony when his show, “The Inheritance”, landed a surprise victory over “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 comes of won his star, Adrienne Warren, Tony for Best Performance by an Actress in a Musical.
It is not yet known 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 tour of holograms, among others. the Houston brand. projects.
Houston’s 1992 film, “The Bodyguard,” was made into a West End musical in 2012 and aired internationally until 2018. Playwright “The Inheritance” Matthew López, is reportedly working on a new version of the classic movie “The Bodyguard” for Warner Brothers
Houston Music has sold over 200 million albums worldwide. She was tragically found dead in a hotel bathtub in 2012.