Preview of show to be held in New York on November 7
A new musical will tell the story of Jesus Christ using the songs of Britney Spears.
Spears The Musical: The Gospel According To Britney is currently being developed for the stage, with a preview of the show to be held for funders in New York on November 7. The production will give an account of the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus by using Spears hits such as ‘Stronger’, ‘…Baby One More Time’ and ‘(You Drive Me) Crazy’.
Speaking about the project on the musical’s official website, creator Pat Blute said: “These are Britney’s lyrics. These are Jesus Christ’s images. The Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus Christ you read is not Jesus Christ. These are manifestations. Accounts through the media, through the words of followers, of friends, of foes, of villains, of heroes, of liars, of biases.
“It’s a falsehood that people believe fame and fortune create happiness. That all ‘deaths’ receive a resurrection. I hope this project will show you otherwise through the power of listening and the power of forgiveness.”
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Spears’ songs were also being used by navy officers to scare off Somali pirates off the coast of east Africa. Songs including ‘Oops! I Did It Again’ and ‘…Baby One More Time’ have proved best at keeping the pirates away, according to reports, with officers playing the songs in the direction of the pirates through speakers.
Britney Spears recently revealed that her new album will be called ‘Britney Jean’. The pop singer will release her eighth album on December 3. It is the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Femme Fatale’.