Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award-winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), THE BODYGUARD had its world premiere on December 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre. Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron. THE BODYGUARD was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards.
Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the biggest selling songs of all time: “I Will Always Love You.”
Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron.
Contralto Singer and X Factor Winner, Alexandra Burke, holds her own as she takes on her first ever Musical Theatre Album recording, featured as lead Rachel Marron in The Bodyguard The Musical Album.
After winning The X Factor, Burke released the winner’s single “Hallelujah”, which became the European record holder for single sales over a period of 24 hours, selling 105,000 in one day. In June 2014, Burke replaced Beverley Knight in the lead role of Rachel Marron in the West End musical at the Adelphi Theatre, touring with the production in 2015 and 2016.
A Romantic Thriller started its official tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis on January 10, 2017.
Now, to the music:
The Queen of The Night: A rocking paso-doble
The Greatest Love of All – Nice release on C2. Reminds me of…
How Will I Know: Raspy zeal, poignant pronunciation with a youthful tone that is as much as a throwback as the original.
Burke captures Whitney’s light at end of tunnel reverberation with her vibrato…
Saving All My Love for You: tactful dip and depth in the first verse, zaps you into the initial heartbreak- longing of this song.
I was in wonderment, and stood in awe, trying to puzzle together what makes up an iconic singer. What is it to sing?
We are all iconic in our own way, but we are all in too much of a hurry to realize it.
What struck me at the Wax museum: Whitney Houston.
l was a child when (it was the last time I saw her) I last saw her…
I planted my feet solid in the carpet beneath me, rigid against the crowd of people trying to take me in with the force/wave of the crowd.
I’m was in wonderment, and stood in awe, trying to puzzle together what makes up an iconic singer. What is it to sing?
To take in the enormity of this iconic singer. …
Flame burned bright but left us too soon