United Press International reported the new musical “Betty Boop” is slated to bow on Broadway during the 2010-2011 season, representatives for the show said Friday.
“Betty Boop,” which is based on an iconic animated character first introduced in the 1930s, will feature music by 15-time Grammy Award-winner David Foster, with a book by Sally Robinson and Oscar Williams.
Produced by Ostar Productions, additional members of the creative team and a production schedule will be confirmed at a later date, the representatives said.
Foster’s songwriting and producing career has spanned four decades and included hits for stars like Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Whitney Houston, Josh Groban, Earth, Wind & Fire, Chicago and Andrea Bocelli.
“Betty Boop” will mark Foster’s Broadway debut.
“In the new musical, the inimitable Betty Boop joins her friends Bimbo and Koko to work her irresistible charm in reuniting her grandfather (who has created the greatest invention of mankind) with the long-lost, true love of his life, while saving the Happy Heart Theater from the developer’s bulldozers,” the show’s representatives said in a news release.