Report: Selena's Family Licenses Life Story Rights For B'way Musical

News   Report: Selena's Family Licenses Life Story Rights For B'way Musical
 
Three years ago, Latina pop singer Selena was assassinated by the president of her fan club. Since then, a movie, a TV movie and a line of clothes have crossed her over even further into the mainstream than she was when she was alive.

Three years ago, Latina pop singer Selena was assassinated by the president of her fan club. Since then, a movie, a TV movie and a line of clothes have crossed her over even further into the mainstream than she was when she was alive. Now the Associated Press reports (May 1) Broadway may see a musical based on her life. Selena's family has signed a licensing agreement with producers for a $2 million musicalization of her story. A partner in the venture, Tom Quinn, told AP he thought Selena made good musical material because "she's an inspiration, an interesting person and [she] had an interesting life."

Producer Peter Fitzgerald told AP a librettist, director and composer have not yet been selected.

-- By David Lefkowitz

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