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