Headlines: Britney Spears Musical to Close, Chayce Beckham New Single

Britney Spears-Inspired Musical ‘Once Upon a One More Time’ to Close on Broadway – “Once Upon a One More Time,” a fairy tale-inspired musical powered by the discography of Britney Spears, is closing on Broadway. The show, which opened in June, will play its final performance at the Marquis Theatre on Sept. 3. By the time it leaves the Great White Way, “Once Upon a One More Time” will have played 123 performances. “Great News” star Briga Heelan, Justin Guarini of “American Idol” fame and “The Lehman Trilogy’s” Adam Godley have led the cast, which also features Jennifer Simard (“Company”), Brooke Dillman (“The Office”), Aisha Jackson (“Frozen”), Ryann Redmond (“Frozen”) and Tess Soltau (“Wicked”). – Read more at Variety. Justin posted a farewell message on Instagram.

Katharine McPhee, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Burns & More Join WILD ABOUT YOU World Premiere RecordingKatharine McPhee (SMASH, American Idol, Waitress), Jessie Mueller (Waitress, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Paul Nolan (Parade, Slave Play), Jackie Burns (Titanique, Wicked), Kennedy Caughell (Paradise Square, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, SUPERYOU), and Rachel Ling Gordon (How the Grinch Stole Christmas National Tour, Mother Goose Club) have joined the upcoming release of the world premiere recording of WILD ABOUT YOU (formerly WITH(OUT) HER). WILD ABOUT YOU is a new musical in development, with music and lyrics by Chilina Kennedy and book by Eric Holmes and directed by Lorin Latarro. Following a well- received industry presentation in March 2023, an album was immediately greenlit, and a first developmental production will be staged in 2024-2025. The album will be produced by Brian Spector, Daniel Edmonds and Michael J. Moritz Jr., and will be released on Broadway Records later this year. – Read more at Broadway World

Mitch Rossell Signs With Dreamcatcher Artists – Mitch Rossell has signed a record deal with Dreamcatcher Artists. The signing news comes just before Rossell’s live performance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent this Tuesday, Aug. 22. In advance of his upcoming performance, Dreamcatcher Artists has digitally released the radio edit of his most-streamed song to date, “All I Need To See.” The track has already racked up over 30 million global streams, and resonated with audiences worldwide. During Rossell’s audition that aired on the June 6 episode of America’s Got Talent, his heartfelt delivery and the emotionally charged lyrics of his song “Son” resonated deeply, earning him an emphatic “yes” from all four judges and propelling him to the next round of the competition. “Son” rapidly climbed the iTunes charts just days after his televised performance, and rose to the No. 1 position across all genres. – Read more at MusicRow

American Idol 2021 winner Chayce Beckham announces news single “Little Less Lonely” out August 25 – The song is available for presave.

American Idol 2023 Alum Colin Stough Announces New Shows. – Colin writes in the caption, “honored & damn excited to announce these 6 new shows! tickets are on sale now. hit the link in my bio to get yours while you can. see y’all there!” The dates kick off on September 21 and run through October 21.

‘Idol’ Star Crushes National Anthem At Dodger Game … Meets Magic Johnson!!! – Dodger fans had at least one thing to cheer about before falling to the Marlins on Friday … ’cause “American Idol” star Nutsa Buzaladze had the whole stadium going wild after a killer rendition of the national anthem!! The Georgian singer was a special guest at Dodger Stadium for the home team’s contest against Miami … getting the honor of singing the “Star-Spangled Banner” in front of 46,000 spectators. Nutsa — who’s repped by agent/manager Darren Prince — got to hang out with some high-profile peeps at the game … including Magic and Cookie Johnson, Guggenheim Partners CEO Mark Walter and Dodgers pitcher Brusdar Graterol!! Small world, ’cause Prince also has repped the Lakers legend for nearly 30 years. – Read more at TMZ

Julianne Hough Reveals Why Now Is the Perfect Time to Return to ‘Dancing With the Stars’ — This Time, as Co-Host – “The door has always been open for me to join or come back in any capacity because ‘Dancing with the Stars’ is my family. It’s where I feel the most myself and the most at home. The door was never, ever closed. We’ve always talked about coming back and in some sort of capacity,” Hough tells Variety exclusively in her first interview since joining the competition series. “When the idea of coming back to host came around, it was truly a full circle moment. I’ve now been a part of the show in every role — being a professional dancer to judge to now hosting.” – Read more at Variety

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