According to EW, Christina Aguilera will be lending her expertise as an executive producer to the stage production of Burlesque, which is based on the popular 2010 film of the same name that featured Aguilera, Cher, and Steven Antin!
What do we know about Christina Aguilera’s new project?
According to a source, Aguilera will serve as an EP on the adaptation, titled Burlesque: The Musical, which was written by the film’s director, Steven Antin, and includes songs written for the film by Aguilera, Diane Warren, and Sia, as well as additional tunes created by RuPaul’s Drag Race choreographer Todrick Hall and Jess Foley
It is scheduled to make its debut in the United Kingdom soon. “Yes the stage musical adaptation is happening,” confirmed Steven in an exclusive email to EW. “Very exciting.” Steven’s choreographer sister, Robin Antin, also appeared to mention the theater production in a now-deleted Instagram photo earlier this week, in which a poster for the musical was seen in the backdrop.
What was 2010’s ‘Burlesque’ about?
Despite receiving underwhelming responses upon its initial release in 2010, Burlesque has gained a devoted following and has since earned a reputation as a cult classic. The movie, which centers on the story of a young woman (Aguilera) who discovers her passion for burlesque dancing under the mentorship of a no-nonsense club owner (Cher), has garnered significant success on home video following its box office run and has also been given several Golden Globe nominations. An accompanying and highly successful soundtrack album was also released much to the excitement of fans worldwide.