Heather Headley to Reprise Whitney Houston’s Role in ‘The Bodyguard’ Musical

Posted on February 17, 2012 /Theater, UK

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According to reports on dailymail.co.uk, producers Michael Harrison and David Ian will open The Bodyguard, a musical based on Whitney Houston‘s film of the same name, at London’s Adelphi Theatre in November.

“Thea Sharrock will direct Heather Headley in the role of the rock star Rachel Marron (the part Whitney played). All the songs featured in the movie, including ‘I Will Always Love You’, will be there, and that score will be augmented by a dozen other numbers that Whitney made famous,” dailymail.co.uk reports.

In the 1992 film The Bodyguard, a former secret service agent (Kevin Costner) serves as bodyguard for a mega pop superstar-turned actress (Houston). In the course of protecting the star, they develop a trust and love that is rare for both. The film received Academy(R) and Grammy(R) Award nominations for its songs “I Have Nothing” and “Run to You.”

[via Dailymail]

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