Queen of Divas, the late Whitney Houston, is in our hearts this month as the 9th August was to have marked her 49th Birthday. Known world-wide for her extraordinary vocals and multi -award winning albums, through her music the soul-singing superstar lives on.
The singer turned actress found movie stardom in the 1992 film The Bodyguard, where Whitney played opposite Hollywood great, Kevin Costner in a romantic thriller that became the biggest box office seller of all time.
The motion picture soundtrack sold over 42 million copies world-wide with Whitney’s heart breaking version of Dolly Parton’s song, ‘I Will Always Love You’’ becoming the biggest selling commercial single in history.
The Bodyguard the musical, based on the Warner Bros. Movie sensation, adapted for stage by Lawrence Kadsan (Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Empire Strikes back), will premiere at London’s Adelphi theatre from this November (previews from 6th). Tickets to The Bodyguard are on sale now.
The several time Grammy award winning American singer and actress, Heather Headly (previous stage credits include Nala in the Tony and Grammy award winning musical, The Lion King, in which she starred in the original Broadway cast, produced by Elton John and Tim Rice The Nubian princess in Aida (Tony award for best actress), is to take centre stage in the role of Rachel Marron, alongside the dashing British born actor, Lloyd Owen, (The Adventures of the young Indiana Jones, Taking the Flack, Apollo 18) as Frank Farmer.
Experience a story of breath taking romance between a superstar and her protector. With classic songs including, ‘Queen Of The Night, I Wanna Dance With Somebody, I Will Always Love You and many more, this West End show promises to be a vocal sensation and a fitting tribute to a the superstar singer whose melodies will always be in our hearts, Whitney Houston, we will always LOVE you…