American Idol’s Justin Guarini Headed Back to Broadway

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American Idol season 1 alum, Justin Guarini will be back on Broadway in May alongside Briga Heelan and Aisha Jackson in the new musical Once Upon a One More Time. The production features the music of pop icon Britney Spears.

Justin and his co-stars will be reprising their roles as Cinderella, Prince Charming, and Snow White in the “ultimate revisionist history,” reports Entertainment Weekly. They first appeared as the characters during a run at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C, from November 2021 to January 2022. The show will now make its Broadway debut, beginning previews May 13 at the Marquis Theatre, with an opening night scheduled for June 22.

Written by Jon Hartmere and directed by Keone and Mari Madrid, Once Upon a One More Time merges the world of fairy tales and pop music, following what happens when Cinderella, Snow White, the Little Mermaid and other classic storybook characters come across a new entry for their book club: The Feminine Mystique.

The show’s soundtrack features some of Britney’s biggest hits, including “Oops… I Did It Again,” “…Baby One More Time,” “Lucky,” “Circus,” “Toxic,” and “I’m a Slave 4 U.”

Once Upon a One More Time marks Justin’s return to Broadway after stints in American Idiot, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, and Wicked. Recent projects from Justin include playing the hilarious “Lil’ Sweet” in a series of ads for the soft drink, Dr. Pepper. He’s also the voice of Cat Burgler in the animated children’s SuperKitties for Disney Junior.

On Instagram, Justin writes, “We Bibbity Bobbity Did It! Huge thanks to everyone involved with this project and for making the magic finally happen on Broadway! Can’t wait for you all to meet ‘Prince Charming!'”

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