A Prince Broadway musical or Cirque Du Soleil show could be on the way
Unreleased Prince music is likely to feature in a “theatrical spectacular” being planned by the late singer’s manager.
Following Prince’s death in April, his manager Charles Koppelman and lawyer L Londell McMillan have revealed they are considering authorising either a Broadway musical or a show with Cirque Du Soleil based on Prince’s music. The pair said unreleased music would feature in such a show.
Koppelman told The New York Post: “We’re going to be having a good time. There is so much to be done with Prince’s estate. There are vaults full of music.”
Cirque Du Soleil has a show, Love, based on The Beatles‘s music which celebrates its tenth anniversary in Las Vegas this year.
The show idea follows news that the Minnesota court put in charge of Prince’s estate have allowed his estate administrators Bremer Trust to begin monetising his name and image. It has been reported that Bremer Trust’s plans include opening the singer’s Paisley Park home as a theme park similar to Elvis Presley’s home, Graceland.
Prince regularly played late-night concerts at Paisley Park and invited fans to look around its grounds. He played a show at Paisley Park just two days before his death from an overdose of prescription drugs, aged 57.
Following his death, albums of rare music have already been licenced for streaming on Tidal, the streaming service which Prince spoke approvingly of in August 2015 as he felt it supported artists more than its rivals.