Beyoncé's Dad Mathew Knowles Announces 'Destiny's Child' Musical
Beyoncé’s father, Mathew Knowles, has announced plans for a bio-musical based on the story of “Destiny’s Child” and his experiences as a co-creator and manager of the iconic girl group.
For many years, Knowles managed the singing career of his daughter and other girls in "Destiny's Child," and now, the 67-year-old is set to re-enact what it felt like in a production titled “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical.”
Knowles made the big announcement on his website, revealing that he’s teaming up with writer/producer/director Je’Caryous Johnson for the project.
“Destiny’s Child” is no longer a group today and Knowles no longer manages his daughter’s career, but he and Beyoncé...
Per Knowles, “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical” will start its roller-coaster tale at the point of humble beginnings and travel through a captivating storyline addressing the layers of evolution – good and bad – that he faced during his pioneering climb into the music industry.
The production is set to premiere next year.https://t.co/92uwK3Ijbu— REVOLT TV (@revolttv) April 24, 2019
“I want to pull back the curtain,” he explained, adding that the musical will tell the story of his victories and failures:
“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.”
BREAKING: @MathewKnowles and @JeCaryous Johnson collaborate on Survivor: The Destiny's Child Musical with plans for Broadway, London's West End and World Tour.https://t.co/dEyQGR9xU0 pic.twitter.com/VFbwRbR910— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) April 23, 2019
Johnson, the theater veteran behind stage productions such as Snoop Dogg’s “Redemption of a Dogg” and “Set It Off Live,” expressed his excitement to be telling a “unique and inspiring story” alongside Knowles.
Johnson noted that he is committed to telling the stories of legends and helping to reinforce their legacy, but “Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical” means more to him.
“As a native Houstonian, I have a special affinity for Destiny’s Child because we are from the same city and it is one that breeds greatness!” he said before offering an assurance:
"I can assure their fans and mine that I will give everything I have to this story and will make sure it is the greatest show they ever experience!”
“Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical,” described as a “mix of music, dance and beautiful imagery” is set to premiere next spring in Houston with plans for Broadway, London’s West End and a world tour.
“Destiny’s Child” is no longer a group today and Knowles no longer manages his daughter’s career, but he and Beyoncé are on good terms.
This past weekend I was able to spend time with family and witness one of THE greatest shows of all time. I was overjoyed to be apart of the experience.#mathewknowles#otrii#seattle pic.twitter.com/RJlDqAgMku— Mathew Knowles (@MathewKnowles) October 10, 2018
The former couple are also parents to singer, Solange Knowles.