Do. Not. Want.
She’s had her fair share of drama… and now super-diva Mariah Carey’s extraordinary life is to be turned into a Broadway musical.
We can reveal that the biggest-selling female artist of all time has agreed to let her astonishing story be told on stage.
What did we do to deserve this?
And we’ve heard that Mariah, 39, wants our very own Leona Lewis to play her. An insider told us: “Mariah’s not sure if she’ll star in it herself. If she doesn’t, names being tossed around include High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens and Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria. But Mariah secretly likes the idea of Leona Lewis playing her.
“Not only is she exotic, she’s the only one who they reckon would be able to tackle Mariah’s eight-octave vocal range.”
A piano has 88 keys – a little more than 8 octaves. Mimi does not have a range near that of a piano. Someone is smoking crack.
Any production, though, will not be short of drama – her incredible rise to fame will send shivers down fans’ spines, and the tear-jerking tale of her first marriage to music executive Tommy Mottola, about 20 years her senior, will have audiences reaching for their hankies.
I can assure you of one thing – I will not be reaching for a hankie. More like a Louisville Slugger.