photo by Joan Marcus
We get so emotional, baby! Grammy nominee and Broadway alum Deborah Cox will soon be hitting the road as superstar singer and actress Rachel Marron in the upcoming national tour of The Bodyguard, the musical adaptation of the 1992 film that features the beloved hits of Whitney Houston. In this exclusive Hot Shot, Cox glimmers in costume designer Tim Hatley's golden Oscar gown that conjures all kinds of old-school Hollywood glamour. "It's fun for me as an artist to play dress up and to create characters," Cox told Broadway.com. "This role is especially challenging because the songs are known all over the world, so everyone will have their expectation in how they would like to hear them. On top of that, Rachel is glamorous, strong and fiercely protective of her son, so you'll see her moments of vulnerability as she slowly lets her guard down and falls in love. I'm looking forward to giving Rachel Marron a new life and introducing her to a whole new audience." The Bodyguard tour will premiere at New Jersey’s Paper Mill Playhouse on November 25 before hitting the road in early 2017.