News

Britney Spears’ music to be backdrop for Jesus musical

Britney Spears’ music to be backdrop for Jesus musical

WHEN YOU THINK BRITNEY, YOU THINK JESUS, RIGHT? Britney Spears' music will be the backdrop to a new musical about Jesus. Photo: Associated Press

Theater producers in New York are set to launch a new musical about Jesus set to the tunes of Britney Spears.

Tracks including “Stronger,” “(You Drive Me) Crazy” and “Baby One More Time” are being used to score “Spears The Musical: The Gospel According to Britney,” which will detail the birth, life, death and resurrection of the Christian figurehead.

Show creator Pat Blute says, “These are Britney’s lyrics. These are Jesus Christ’s images. The Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus Christ you read is not Jesus Christ. These are manifestations. Accounts through the media, through the words of followers, of friends, of foes, of villains, of heroes, of liars, of biases.

“It’s a falsehood that people believe fame and fortune create happiness. That all ‘deaths’ receive a resurrection. I hope this project will show you otherwise through the power of listening and the power of forgiveness.”

The musical is set to be previewed for investors in the Big Apple on Nov. 7.

It’s not the only odd news concerning Spears that has hit headlines this week – security shipping crews accompanying supertankers off the coast of Africa have been using the “Toxic” hitmaker’s music to scare off Somali pirates.

British Merchant Navy officer Rachel Owens, who guides ships through the dangerous seas, recently revealed, “As soon as the pirates get a blast of Britney they move on as quickly as they can. Her songs were chosen by security accompanying tankers because they thought the pirates would hate them most.”

Recent Headlines

in Music

Chris Daughtry heading back to TV

Fresh
Chris Daughtry arrives at the American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Los Angeles.

Former American Idol contestant Chris Daughtry is heading back to the small screen for the new TV series "Studio City."

in Music

Ed Sheeran splits from girlfriend

Ed Sheeran poses for photographers upon arrival at the Victoria's Secret fashion show in London, Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014.

Ed Sheeran is single again after splitting from girlfriend Athina Andrelos.

in Entertainment

‘Empire’ co-stars spark romance rumors

gracegealey

Are Trai Byers and Grace Gealey more than just coworkers?

in Entertainment

Idris Elba could be the next ‘Star Trek’ villain

idriselba

The in-demand actor is in talks to join the star-studded cast of the sci-fi franchise.

in Entertainment, Weird

Balki’s bills: ‘Perfect Strangers’ star owes $280K in taxes, mortgage payments

pinchot

Bank officials say actor Bronson Pinchot hasn't been heard from in over a year.