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Singer Britney Spears attends the MTV Bash at the Hollywood Palladium on June 28, 2003 in Hollywood, California.

Here’s a fun bit news on Britney Spears’ birthday today (December 2). A musical titled Once Upon a One More Time, based on Britney’s songs, is coming to Broadway in 2023. Per Variety, the fantasy show is a reimagining of classic fairytale characters like Cinderella, Snow White and Ariel from The Little Mermaid. “Once Upon a One More Time” will feature the pop star’s discography — including songs like “Oops I Did It Again,” “Lucky,” “Circus” and “Toxic.”

Award-winning hip-hop choreography couple Keone and Mari Madrid directed the musical, which was originally developed and produced by Shakespeare Theatre Company, Washington D.C., where the show generated mixed reviews. The Washington Post’s Peter Marks called it a “frustratingly rushed sensation,” adding, “While it lacks finesse, lead performer Briga Heelan brings out the show’s potential.” The show will begin previews at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre ahead of opening night on June 22, 2023. Casting has yet to be announced.

Spears, who celebrates her 42nd birthday today, has not yet commented on the musical, but she has previously voiced that she did not want a documentary made about her. Last month, Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown said that one of her biggest career goals is to portray “a real person and I think for me, Britney, would be [it] — Britney Spears.” The young star said that she connects with the singer through their shared experience of being in the spotlight at such a young age. “I think her story, first of all, resonates with me just growing up in the public eye. Watching her videos, watching interviews of her when she was younger. Same thing with you; I see the scramble for words [in the interviews],” explained Brown. “I don’t know her, but when I look at pictures of her, I feel like I could tell her story in the right way and hers only.” A day after Brown said that, Spears took to Instagram to make it clear she does not want any movies made about her. She wrote: “I hear about people wanting to do movies about my life … dude I’m not dead !!!”

Yesterday, Spears posted a video of herself dancing to “Feeling Myself Remix” writing in the caption, “Diff edit !!! Feeling myself and with my hair up messy !!! Nasty I like it !!! Feeling myself !!! Psss I be feeling my white shirt !!!”

13 Britney Spears Music Videos That Influenced Pop

  • If U Seek Amy

    When this song came out, everyone went wild with Brit’s clever play of words with the song title (If you get it, you get it. We’re not explaining this one). Britney plays up her sex appeal in the video, wearing black lingerie and a smoky eye in a hotel room with bodies lying around her.

  • (You Drive Me) Crazy

    Melissa Joan Hart and Adrian Grenier make appearances in the music video, named after the 1999 rom-com movie Drive Me Crazy the two actors starred in. The video features epic Y2K choreographed dance battles that they just don’t do enough of anymore.

  • Me Against The Music

    The Princess and Queen of Pop got together for the most epic showdown. Britney wears a sexy suit and tie, while Madonna wears an all-white suit. Our favorite part of the video is when the two pop superstars interact with each other through a wall that they share in different rooms.

  • Womanizer

    Britney bared it all throughout her “Womanizer” music video. She wears a short black wig and black-and-white outfit in an office, completely dominating the man who thinks he’s womanizing her, but she knows just what he is. Throughout the video, her character goes through many disguises to torment the poor chap, much to our amusement.

  • Gimme More

    “It’s Britney b—h.” Britney takes a shot at her pole dancing skills in “Gimme More,” and though she never slides down the pole, we think she’s achieved the effect she was going for.

  • Stronger

    Probably the most 2000s-sounding song, “Stronger’s” music video embodies all of the aspects of the era as well: from the futuristic white and silver outfits to Britney dancing solo with a steel chair shows why she’s a legend as a singer and dancer. And of course, they incorporated a rain scene.

  • Lucky

    We would absolutely die for Britney’s luxe pink robe in “Lucky.” Channeling old Hollywood glamor, Brit plays lonely successful star, Lucky, in the video.

  • Circus

    She sure knows how to do product placement in this video, from her perfume line to Bulgari jewelry. Our favorite part of the video is when flames surround Britney and her dancers and elephants join in.

  • I'm A Slave 4 U

    Everyone in this video is a hot, sweaty mess. That doesn’t seem to bother Britney, though, who wears a pink thong over leather pants — an iconic look.

  • Work B**ch

    We love how hype “Work B—h” is, but the dancing was definitely overshadowed by the massive amounts of explosions. Also, did you peep that Beats gag ball?

  • ...Baby One More Time

    “Oh baby, baby.” Britney’s pop career was propelled with this one, at the tender age of 16. Fun fact: the video was shot at Venice High School in Los Angeles, which was the setting for Rydell High in the movie Grease.

  • Oops!...I Did It Again

    Britney went intergalactic with this one, wearing a red patent leather jumpsuit, which went down as one of the most iconic looks in pop music video history.

  • Toxic

    Buckle up, since flight attendant Britney is up to no good, taking one lucky passenger for a trip to the mile-high club. Her nude, bejeweled catsuit was shocking for the times, yet only something she could pull off. Finally, Britney was blessed to ride on the back of a motorcycle with supermodel Tyson Beckford, before she backflips off superhero style. “Toxic” is by far her most iconic music video to date.