After just opening to rave reviews in the West End, The Bodyguard musical, starring Tony and Grammy winner Heather Headley, is eyeing a Broadway run in spring 2014, according to The New York Post. A European tour of the show may also be in the works. No official dates, casting or theater have been announced.
Based on the 1992 film of the same name, The Bodyguard tells the story of Frank Farmer (Lloyd Owen), a former secret service agent who is hired to protect singer Rachel Marron (Headley) from a mysterious stalker. Although Farmer and Marron both expect to be in charge, neither one expects to fall in love. The Bodyguard features a score of hit songs including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” I Wanna Dance With Somebody,” “I’m Your Baby Tonight” and of course, “I Will Always Love You.”
In addition to Headley and Owen, the current West End cast includes Debbie Kurup, Mark Letheren, Ray Shell, Nicolas Colicos, Mark McKerracher, Sean Chapman, David Page, Oliver Le Sueur, Luis Buddy, Caius Duncombe, Jaydon Fowora Knight, Kwame Kandekore, Taylor Lockhart, Malakai Paul, Nigel Barber, Jordan Darrell, Yasmin Harrison, Shanay Holmes, Holly James, Robert Jezek, Melissa Keyes, Gil Kolirin, Janet Kumah, Nick Maude, Richard Murphy, Gloria Onitiri, Ashley J Packer, Dharmesh Patel, Lucinda Shaw, Paul Smethurst, Charlotte Watts and James Wooldridge.
Headley made her Broadway debut in The Lion King before earning a Tony Award for Aida. As a recording artist, Headley won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary R&B Gospel Album for Audience of One.
Click below to see Headley and the cast of The Bodyguard celebrate opening night of the new West End hit!