Mathew Knowles, Beyoncé‘s father and the co-creator and former manager of Destiny’s Child, has announced he is producing a musical about the group told from his perspective. It’s unclear if the group’s classic lineup –Beyoncé, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland – have any involvement with the upcoming production.
“I want to pull back the curtain,” Knowles said in a statement on his website. “I feel it’s time to give the world an opportunity to hear, see and feel the victories and failures that I’ve had as a husband, father and manager who risked everything in pursuit of fulfilling dreams – those of mine and others.”
Survivor: The Destiny Child’s Musical will traverse the “humble beginnings and travel through a captivating storyline addressing the layers of evolution – good and bad – that Knowles faced during his pioneering climb into the music industry.”
Knowles is collaborating with director, writer and producer Je’Caryous Johnson, who has recently worked on a musical based on Snoop Dogg, and Set it Off Live, which was an adaptation of the Queen Latifah-starring 1996 film of the same name that also featured Destiny Child’s original member LeToya Luckett.
Survivor: The Destiny’s Child’s Musical is slated to premiere in Houston, Texas in 2020 followed by future plans for Broadway and London’s West End along with a world tour.