Musicals based on the careers of singing legends like Donna Summer and Cher opened over the past few years, and now the story of one of the biggest girl groups of all time is now in the works. Are you ready for a Destiny’s Child musical?
Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, announced Tuesday that he’s producing a musical called “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical,” and he hopes to take the production to Broadway.
The musical’s narrative will be from his perspective, and will chronicle the group’s rise to stardom, and according to a statement on Knowles’ website, it will “travel through a captivating storyline addressing the layers of evolution – good and bad – that Knowles faced during his pioneering climb into the music industry.”
“I want to pull back the curtain,” Knowles said in the statement. “I feel it’s time to give the world an opportunity to hear, see and feel the victories and failures that I’ve had as a husband, father and manager who risked everything in pursuit of fulfilling dreams – those of mine and others.”
Knowles will be collaborating with Houston’s Je’Caryous Johnson, who produced “Redemption of a Dogg,” based on Snoop Dogg’s life and music, and an adaptation of “Set It Off,” “Set It Off Live.”
Beyoncé and her dad severed their professional ties in 2011, although she clarified in a statement at the time that they parted ways only on a “business level.”
“Survivor: A Destiny’s Child Musical” is expected to open in 2020 with its inaugural production in Houston, but there are plans to take the project to Broadway, the West End, and on a world tour.
Would you be into seeing a Destiny’s Child musical?