Beyonce's Dad Says He's Collaborating on 'Survivor: The Destiny's Child Musical'
By Scott Baumgartner
It looks as though a Destiny's Child musical is in the works!
On Tuesday, Beyonce's father, Matthew Knowles, announced that he is working to bring the story of the hitmaking girl group and their music to stages everywhere.
"BREAKING: @jecaryous Johnson and I are collaborating on Survivor: The Destiny's Child Musical with plans for Broadway, London's West End, and a world tour! More details coming soon," he captioned a throwback image of his daughter, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams back in the group's heyday.
According to a press release, the story will be told from Beyonce's father's perspective, chronicling the inception of the group in 1990 and exploring the highs and lows of their chart-topping ride. It's unclear if the production will also dramatize Beyonce's solo career. Although the group ended in 2006, Knowles still managed his daughter until 2011, when she severed their professional relationship.
"I want to pull back the curtain," Knowles says in a statement. "I feel it's time to give the world an opportunity to hear, see and feel the victories and failures that I've had as a husband, father and manager who risked everything in pursuit of fulfilling dreams -- those of mine and others."
The production will begin in Houston, Texas, where Knowles resides, but as he shared in his Instagram post, the ultimate goal is to take the musical on the road.
"I am ecstatic to be working with Mr. Knowles on the development of Survivor: The Destiny's Child Musical," Je'Caryous Johnson, Knowles' collaborator, also shares in the release. "It is a unique and inspiring story that will fearlessly tackle hard truths, while bringing both vindication and healing to all who lived it. It's fair, it's real and it's an absolute honor to know that Mr. Knowles trusts me to pen and produce such an iconic piece of American history."
The news arrives almost a week after Beyonce released her Netflix documentary, Homecoming, offering a behind-the-scenes look at preparations for her historic 2018 Coachella performance.
However, this is just the beginning for fans of the singer. According to Variety, she has inked a three-picture deal with the streaming giant for $60 million. Meaning two more Beyonce-related projects are on the way.