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Friday, September 16

Latest on The Bodyguard musical

For the stage version The Bodyguard Alex Dinelarius has written a new book that isn’t a word-for-word copy of the film which starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner. Also new numbers including I Wanna Dance With Somebody will be used in the show.

Thea Sharrock is directing The Bodyguard and Heather Headley (pictured) is playing the lead.  She is a Broadway actress with an amazing voice who was cast as Nala in the Broadway production of The Lion King and was so impressive that Disney asked her to play the Nubian princess in the Elton John/Tim Rice musical Aida. It earned her a Tony Award in 1998. She will have to belt our more than 10 numbers in the Bodyguard.

Ms Sharrock staged a reading a few weeks ago in New York and a further workshop will be held in London in late January with the plan for The Bodyguard to open in London next autumn with the Adelphi Theatre currently the likely venue.

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