Singer-songwriter collaborating on modern update of 'Sleeping Beauty'

Regina Spektor is set to write a Broadway musical.

The New Yorker will collaborate with director and playwright Tina Landau and lyricist Michael Korie on ‘Beauty’, a new take on the ‘Sleeping Beauty’ story.

According to Playbill.com, Spektor will handle the music for the project that “uses the 1812 Grimm fairy tale ‘Sleeping Beauty’ as a jumping-off point for a contemporary and hauntingly provocative story of beauty lost and beauty found.”

The production will be based on a 2002 one-act play by Landau which was produced by the La Jolla Playhouse.

‘Beauty’ is expected to open on Broadway in time for the 2011-2012 season.