Move over, "Dreamgirls." Make way for "Mariah Carey: The Musical"?
According to the Daily Mirror, the pop diva is in talks to produce a Broadway stage musical about her life. And she’s keen on British singer Leona Lewis to play her.
However, there are others being considered, including Mimi herself.
An insider told the the publication: "Mariah’s not sure if she’ll star in it herself. If she doesn’t, names being tossed around include ‘High School Musical’ star Vanessa Hudgens [OK, way too young] and ‘Desperate Housewife’ Eva Longoria. [OK, way too old and can she even sing a note?] But Mariah secretly likes the idea of Leona Lewis playing her. Not only is she exotic, she’s the only one who they reckon would be able to tackle Mariah’s eight-octave vocal range."
A spokeswoman has confirmed: "Mariah is in talks for a Broadway musical to be made about her life in 2009."
There would not be any shortage of fascinating material for the musical’s storyline. There’s her meteoric rise to fame while married to older music impresario Tommy Mottola, being dumped by her record label in 2001 after a nervous breakdown and being admitted into a hospital for emotional and physical exhaustion.
And then there’s her recent marriage to younger man Nick Cannon and her rumored pregnancy.
Last but not least, think of all those GOWNS! Now this is going to be a spectacle we don’t want to miss. Could Mimi be just the gal to "emanicipate" the Great White Way from economic hardship?
What do you think? Would you go see a musical about Mariah’s life, loves and career? Seems like a sure-fire hit to me. And think of the marketing and musical possibilities.
Photo: Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon. Credit: WireImage