A star of Hollywood’s iconic Honeymoon phase, who has been a fixture in pop culture for decades, has been tapped for a Broadway production of her own, a project that promises to be a landmark in the history of the medium.
On Thursday, the singer-songwriter and songwriter’s new company, The Honeymoon Phase, confirmed plans to debut a new musical, based on the hit Broadway musical, in 2018.
The production, based off the 2013 Broadway hit The Honeybee Suite, will debut in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Theatre Company on Sept. 13 and is co-produced by Honeymoon, who produced the show and is the executive producer.
It will be produced by producer and star Kate Hodge.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Hodge said, “I’m a huge fan of Diana Ross, I was a huge advocate for her before I came out, but I’m a big fan of her since I started singing in the first place.
We’re very excited to do this project, because I’m so happy with the direction it’s going in, and the fact that she’s a woman in her 30s and in the industry and in her own right, I think that will be an exciting thing for the industry.”
Ross’ career has been marred by a string of bad luck: In 2008, she lost her husband of six years to cancer.
She had just begun touring, with The Honey Bee Suite, when the show was cancelled, and she struggled with a series of health problems for a number of years.
She was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer in 2012.
She died in April, and her family and fans paid tribute to her on Twitter on Wednesday, writing, “You are the true Wonder Years Wonder, Diana Ross.
Rest in peace.”