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Britney Spears Hits to Score Broadway-Bound Once Upon a One More Time

The jukebox musical comedy will open in Chicago this fall.

Britney Spears's greatest hits will score the Broadway-bound musical Once Upon a One More Time.
(© Joseph Marzullo)

Once Upon a One More Time, a new musical comedy set to the pop hits of Britney Spears, has scheduled its world premiere this fall at Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Performances will run from October 29-December 1 with an official opening set for November 13, filling the slot left vacant by the canceled Michael Jackson musical. The production plans to subsequently open on Broadway, with no details yet announced.

Once Upon a One More Time is described as follows: "Once Upon A Time… Cinderella, Snow White, and the other fairytale princesses gather for their book club, when — oh, baby baby! — a rogue fairy godmother drops The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps, spurring a royal revelation. Could there really be more to life than bird-made dresses and true love's kiss? Set to the songs of Britney Spears, the Princess of Pop herself, Once Upon a One More Time is an uproarious, irreverent look at the towering challenges, charms, and choices involved in finding that most elusive of endings: Happily Ever After."

The musical features a book by Jon Hartmere (Bare), direction by Tony nominee Kristin Hanggi (Rock of Ages), and choreography by MTV Video Music Award nominees Keone and Mari Madrid (World of Dance).

"I'm so excited to have a musical with my songs — especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore," said Spears in a statement. "This is a dream come true for me!"