Musical about Susan Boyle coming 2012
LONDON—Scottish singer Susan Boyle, who shot to stardom in 2009 when her performance on a television singing contest became an Internet hit, will see her life portrayed on stage in a new musical.
“I Dreamed a Dream,” named after the song that made her an overnight celebrity, will tour internationally from 2012 after premiering at Theatre Royal in Newcastle, England, on March 23. Boyle will be played by Elaine Smith.
“I never thought my life story would end up on the stage but a lot has happened in two years and it is a very exciting prospect,” Boyle said in a statement. “I hope everyone enjoys the show and I promise there will be a few surprises along the way.”
Boyle’s rendition of I Dreamed a Dream was viewed some 300 million times on the YouTube video sharing site.—Reuters
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