Christina Aguilera Is Working on a Stage Adaptation of Her Movie ‘Burlesque’
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Former The Voice coach Christina Aguilera is reportedly working on adapting the 2010 movie Burlesque into a stage musical. According to Entertainment Weekly, the singer will serve as an executive producer on the project.
Christina Aguilera to Produce Stage Version of Burlesque
EW reports that the stage adaptation will be titled Burlesque: The Musical. It was reportedly written by the movie’s director Steven Antin and will feature songs from the film written by Aguilera, Diane Warren, and Sia.
The stage adaptation will also reportedly feature additional songs by Todrick Hall and Jess Foley. The outlet reports that the show is expected to make a debut in the UK “in the near future.” Steven Antin confirmed to EW that the project is happening, calling it “very exciting.”
The director’s sister Robin Antin, who is a choreographer, appeared to tease the project in a since-deleted Instagram post earlier this week, writing that it “has been the most unforgettable experience” and “exactly what our Mum always wanted for us.”
The Movie Has Earned a Cult Following
The 2010 film co-starred Cher, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, and Julianne Hough. It received mixed reviews from critics and was a box office disappointment at the time, but it has built up a cult following in the years since.
Aguilera co-wrote three songs on the movie’s soundtrack — “Express,” “Bound to You,” and “Show Me How You Burlesque.” Diane Warren contributed the song “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” which was performed in the film by Cher.
The movie was also nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” and “Bound to You” were also nominated for Best Original Song. “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me” ended up winning.
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