We have been so anxious to announce this fantastic news!! We'll keep you posted and give you behind-the-scenes info as Enfluence Group works with Deborah throughout the next year. Stay tuned for a lot of other great surprise news from the dancehall and acting diva!
From Playbill (September 9):
Singer-songwriter Deborah Cox, who starred in the title role of the Broadway production of Aida, will portray the late, legendary Josephine Baker in the new Broadway-bound musical Josephine.
Theatre and production dates will be announced at a later time.
The new musical based on the life of the iconic entertainer who dazzled Paris audiences will be directed and choreographed by Joey McKneely, who was Tony-nominated for Best Choreography for both The Life andSmokey Joe's Cafe.
Josephine features music by Steve Dorff, lyrics by John Bettis and a book by Ellen Weston and Mark Hampton.
The musical, according to press notes, is "inspired by actual events, and takes place in Paris between 1939 and 1945: Josephine Baker is queen of the Paris music halls, involved in a liaison with Crown Prince Gustav VI of Sweden and secretly serving her adopted country in the French Resistance. Her heroic work during the war brings her the self-worth she so vainly sought in fame, money and the arms of royalty.
Ken Waissman is the producer.