Chaka Khan musical ‘I’m Every Woman’ in development

New show I’m Every Woman – The Chaka Khan Musical is in development, ahead of a West End run.

Workshops are taking place in November 2023 for the new musical, about the life and songs of 10-time Grammy Award-winning singer songwriter Chaka Khan.

Chaka has fully endorsed the project, and will attend the London workshops.

The show will chart Khan’s life from her time in the Black Panther party to lead singer of the band Rufus, and onto the 10-time Grammy award-winning solo artist, who has tallied up over 100 million albums sold and downloads worldwide with hits such as ‘I Feel For You’, ‘Ain’t Nobody’, ‘This Is My Night’, ‘Through The Fire’ and ‘Eye to Eye’.

Chaka Khan has released 22 albums, and has 25 Billboard magazine charted songs, 7 gold singles, and 10 gold and platinum albums.

Produced by Adrian Grant (Thriller Live), and with a book by Tina Andrews (Sally Hemings: An American Scandal), I’m Every Woman will be directed by Racky Plews (Footloose), with Musical Director Ian Oakley (The Color Purple).

I’m Every Woman plans to have a pre-West End try-out in Autumn 2024, with further casting and additional creative team members to be announced.

Chaka Khan said in a statement: “London has a very special place in my heart, and I’m honoured that my life and music will be celebrated on a West End stage. Working with such a talented team, producer Adrian Grant, writer Tina Andrews and director Racky Plews, on my life story is a dream come true.”

Adrian Grant said: “I’m thrilled to be producing a theatrical stage musical about the life of Chaka Khan. She has been an icon across many genres and decades, but I grew up in the 80s, and songs such as ‘Ain’t Nobody’ and ‘I Feel For You’ created an everlasting cultural imprint that will form a part of this show, with electric choreography and vocals that blow the roof off! We have an amazing creative team, and Tina (Andrews) and Chaka, who both hail from Chicago, have formed a great bond during the writing process. There’s a long way to go, but every day I wake up excited with the possibilities that lay ahead!”

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