Initial casting has been announced for the new Broadway musical Once Upon a One More Time— featuring the music of Grammy winner Britney Spears—which will begin previews at the Marquis Theatre May 13 prior to an official opening June 22.
Reprising their roles from the 2021 world premiere at the Shakespeare Theater Company in Washington, D.C., will be Briga Heelan (Great News, Ground Floor) as Cinderella, Justin Guarini (American Idol, Wicked) as Prince Charming, and Aisha Jackson (Frozen, Paradise Square) as Snow White. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. Read reviews from the world premiere here.
Helmed by Keone and Mari Madrid (Beyond Babel, Karate Kid), Once Upon a One More Time features an original story by Jon Hartmere (bare, The Upside) that flips the script on fairytale icons. Cinderella, Snow White, Little Mermaid, and other classic storybook characters gather for their fortnightly book club, when a rogue fairy godmother grants their wish for a new story, by dropping The Feminine Mystique into their corseted laps.
The musical includes such Spears hits as "Oops I Did It Again," "Lucky," "Circus," and "Toxic."
The creative team also includes creative consultant David Leveaux, scenic designer Anna Fleischle, costume designer Loren Elstein, lighting designer Kenneth Posner, sound designer Andrew Keister, projection designer Sven Ortel, and wig designer Nikiya Mathis. Casting is by Hardt Casting.