David Shopland and Shereen Roushbaiani's Saving Britney closes July 30 after kickstarting its Off-Broadway run July 6 at SoHo Playhouse, transferring from London's Old Red Lion Theatre.
The solo show is inspired by the #FreeBritney movement and follows millennial Jean and her journey of self-discovery through her love of Britney Spears. The nostalgia-filled play tackles celebrity obsession and sexuality.
Saving Britney features performances by Shereen Roushbaiani, a script by Shopland and Roushbaiani, and direction by David Shopland. It is produced by Fake Escape.
Additional works inspired by the Princess of Pop include the jukebox musical Once Upon a One More Time, which had its world premiere in D.C. last year, and & Juliet, which arrives on Broadway October 28 following its North American premiere at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre and previous West End bow. The Broadway-bound musical features multiple songs by Spears, including "...Baby One More Time," "I'm Not a Girl, Not Yet A Woman," "Stronger," and more.