The Bodyguard Musical, With Heather Headley, Aiming for London Fall Debut
17 Feb 2012
Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN
The stage musical adaptation of "The Bodyguard," the 1992 film that starred late Grammy winner Whitney Houston, will open in London this November at the Adelphi Theatre, according to the Daily Mail.
Thea Sharrock is directing the stage property that will star Tony Award-winning Aida and Lion King actress Heather Headley, who will take on the central role of pop singer Rachel Marron.
Michael Harrison and David Ian are producing The Bodyguard, which has a book by Alexander Dinelaris (Zanna, Don't!). The musical will include the hits form the film, including "I Will Always Love You," "I Have Nothing" and "Run to You," as well as a host of songs from Houston's catalogue.
An official announcement about the musical's London debut has yet to be made.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.