Singer Deborah Cox continues her Broadway feature roles, going from ‘Aida’ to starting in the new musical ‘Josephine.’ Her upcoming role is based on the life of legendary singer Josephine Baker and the play takes place in Paris between 1939 and 1945. The play will be directed by Tony-nominated director/choreographer Joey McKneely and Cox will be joined by cast-mate Tristan Sturrock of Brief Encounter.
The musical, according to a previous press notice, is “inspired by actual events, and takes place in Paris between 1939 and 1945: Josephine Baker is queen of the Paris music halls, involved in a liaison with Crown Prince Gustav VI of Sweden and secretly serving her adopted country in the French Resistance. Her heroic work during the war brings her the self-worth she so vainly sought in fame, money and the arms of royalty.”
The musical is aiming for a Broadway opening during the spring of 2012.