Could Pussycat Dolls' Nicole Scherzinger Be Heading to the West End
The Pop Star May Take to the Stage in Theatreland, with Andrew Lloyd Webber Providing a Helping Hand
According to the Sun Nicole Scherzinger could become the latest pop star to try her hand at acting as she announces that she wishes to head to the West End. The singer from the well known pop group the Pussycat Dolls has revealed that she has spoken to Andrew Lloyd Webber about carrying out stage work and as a result London theatre audiences could get to witness another pop star in the West End, following previous hit appearances from the likes of Jason Donovan and Mel C.
Scherzinger is an American singer who has taken on a number of roles over the years and is most famous for her work with the New York-based Pussycat Dolls. With them she had success with albums such as “PCD” in 2005 and “Doll Domination” in 2008, plus songs such as “Don’t Cha”, “When I Grow Up”, “Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)” and “Hush Hush; Hush Hush”. She left the group last year and is set to release her debut solo album as soon as next week entitled “Killer Love”.
If she makes her way to the West End she will be one of many performers to appear in Theatreland that have their origins in the pop charts. Most recently this was Jason Donovan, who last year finally stepped down from Priscilla Queen of the Desert, having portrayed the lead since it opened. Elsewhere, Mel C had a stint in the long-running musical at the Phoenix Theatre, Blood Brothers, and the likes of David Essex have appeared in shows such as “All the Fun of the Fair”.
Then there are shows such as Jersey Boys, “Mamma Mia!” and We Will Rock You – plus 2011’s Million Dollar Quartet and Rock Of Ages – that are inspired by the some of the hit songs to appear from bands like the Four Seasons, ABBA and Queen.
Though there is no indication as to the production Nicola Scherzinger is likely to take on, she does indicate that she has spoken to Lloyd Webber about working together on the stage and on his next television show.