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The Bodyguard, The Musical! It’s Coming!


It’s opening this fall in London, and you can bet it will head to NYC stages, too — especially since it’s a veritable jukebox show into which they’ve crammed tons of Whitney Houston‘s hits, fewer than half of which were actually used in The Boydguard movie.

Here are the songs included in the show for maximum box-office appeal:

“Queen of the Night”

“So Emotional”

“One Moment in Time”

“Saving All My Love”

“I’m Your Baby Tonight”

“Run to You”

“I Have Nothing”

“How Will I Know?”

“I Wanna Dance With Somebody”

“I Will Always Love You”

And that’s all in Act One, ba dum pum.

Anyway, this thing was obviously put in gear before Whitney’s death, so it’s only moderately expoitative, but still, some of you might want to run to… something else?

Nah. Tony winner Heather Headley (Aida) stars, and that lady can sing!

Think of it as a tribute concert with some old dialogue thrown in.