9 Works Theatrical has just announced that it will be producing a local staging of The Bodyguard the Musical this November at the Theatre at Solaire.
Written by Alexander Dinelaris, based on the 1992 film of the same name starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, the musical opened in the West End in 2012. It was nominated for 4 Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical in 2013.
The story follows Frank Farmer, a former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, who is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge, but what they don’t expect is to fall in love.
The musical features songs recorded by Houston, including One Moment in Time, I Wanna Dance with Somebody, and her cover version of Dolly Parton’s I Will Always Love You, among others.
Casting as well as other information have yet to be announced.