Musical

UK NEWS: MADONNA ADOPTION MUSICAL PERFORMED AT THE EDINBURGH FRINGE

Via BBC News A musical about pop star Madonna’s attempts to adopt a young African girl is being performed at the Edinburgh Fringe by a Malawian cast. The 50-year-old star is portrayed in the play Mercy Madonna of Malawi by a black male actor in a blonde wig One of the performers, Shombi Banda, 29, claims he was heckled by the star when he performed for her in Malawi. He said she responded to a play about the African cultural identity by []

UK NEWS: JADE GOODY MUSICAL PLANNED

Via Digital Spy A friend and former business partner of Jade Goody has announced plans to create a musical based around the life of the late reality TV star. Danny Hayward told the BBC that auditions for the lead part of Goody would be announced in three weeks’ time. Publicist Max Clifford said: “It’s an idea that’s got legs, but it’s nothing definite. It’s not all signed and sealed, but it’s something that’s likely to happen.” Clifford added that he would help []