“I’m so excited to have a musical with my songs — especially one that takes place in such a magical world filled with characters that I grew up on, who I love and adore,” Spears said in a statement. “This is a dream come true for me!”
Jon Hartmere, who wrote the screenplay for “The Upside,” wrote the original book and Kristin Hanggi, a Tony nominee for “Rock of Ages,” is set to direct.
Husband and wife team Keone and Mari Madrid will choreograph. The YouTube stars are known for competing on the reality show “World of Dance.”
The limited pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago is slated to open officially November 13 and run through December 1.