New Musical Tells the Story of Jesus—Set to Britney Spears Songs

It appears that the music of Britney Spears can literally be used for anything—from warding off Somali pirates to creating a modern retelling of the story of the Gospel? A theater producer from Columbia University is preparing to bring his new stage production that presents the story of Jesus through a collection of Britney’s greatest hits, to New York City. Shockingly, Spears The Musical: The Gospel According to Britney, looks like it might not exactly be taking a orthodox approach to the story of Christ. On the production’s website, the show’s creator says, “These are Britney’s lyrics. These are Jesus Christ’s images. The Britney Spears you see is not Britney Spears. Remember that. The Jesus Christ you read is not Jesus Christ. These are manifestations.” Makes total sense, right? He goes on to describe the musical by saying, “It is a piece that reconciles a lot of the anxiety 20-somethings feel about living in a society that has thousands of statements and not much substance. It appeals to those from a religious background because it tells an essential story using fragments of pop culture in a non-offensive way” …

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