‘The Bodyguard: The Musical’ Tour Dates Announced, Deborah Cox To Star in Whitney Houston’s Iconic Role

Posted May 12, 2016


Days after we got word that a hologram of Whitney Houston will perform as part of The Voice‘s season finale this month, now one of the vocal icons other great works is returning and I’m so here for it.


After rumors that it would be coming, The Bodyguard: The Musical has been confirmed and tour dates are out, so is confirmation of its leading lady. Good friend of Whitney, Deborah Cox who previously provided vocals for the Lifetime biopic on Houston’s life, is now playing Whitney’s character. The singer took to her website to announce the details:

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. are pleased to announce the 2016-17 U.S. National Tour route of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will commence at Paper Mill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ on November 25, 2016, prior to the official tour opening at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on January 10, 2017.

As previously announced, Grammy® Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actress Deborah Cox will star as Rachel Marron. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar nominated Warner Bros. film and adapted by Academy Award-winner (Birdman) Alexander Dinelaris, THE BODYGUARD had its world premiere on December 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre. THE BODYGUARD was nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards including Best New Musical and Best Set Design and won Best New Musical at the Whatsonstage Awards. The musical is currently touring the UK and returns to London’s West End at the Dominion Theatre on July 15, 2016.

Set & costume design is by Tim Hatley, lighting design by Mark Henderson and sound design by Richard Brooker. Choreography is by Karen Bruce and orchestrations and additional music by Chris Egan. The U.S. National Tour of THE BODYGUARD is produced by Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.

Former Secret Service agent turned bodyguard, Frank Farmer, is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. A romantic thriller, THE BODYGUARD features a host of irresistible classics including Queen of the Night, So Emotional, One Moment in Time, Saving All My Love, Run to You, I Have Nothing, I Wanna Dance with Somebody and one of the biggest selling songs of all time – I Will Always Love You.

Check out the tour dates HERE

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