ABOUT THE SHOW
The life and songs of 10-time GRAMMY® Award-winner Chaka Khan are being developed into a major new musical - I’m Every Woman.
Chaka Khan is one of the world’s most gifted and celebrated musicians, with a rich musical legacy that includes 22 albums, 25 Billboard magazine charted songs, 7 gold singles and 10 gold and platinum albums.
I’m Every Woman brings Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Chaka Khan’s explosive and dramatic life to the stage. Her story will be explored and experienced in flashbacks utilising the unique concept of a present-day musical within a musical about Chaka Khan herself.
A journey of music, love and betrayal, this brand new musical reveals the woman behind the diva.
I’m Every Woman features Chaka Khan’s much-loved songs released as a solo artist and lead singer of the band Rufus.
Featuring beloved, famous songs from Chaka and her famous friends such as I’m Every Woman, Ain’t Nobody, I Feel For You and Higher Love, the workshop combines Chaka’s phenomenal music catalogue with a fusion of dynamic, intricate choreography which mirrors Chaka’s eclectic music career. This untold story of Chaka Khan reveals her passion for civil rights, struggles within a toxic music industry, a dangerous road to a drug-fuelled overdose, and the high pressures of working whilst being a mother.
Chaka, said, "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 really dream come true."
I’m Every Woman is produced by Adrian Grant, whose Thriller Live ran for a record-breaking 12 years in the West End. The book is written by screenwriter Tina Andrews (Sally Hemings: An American Scandal, Why Do Fools Fall In Love?); directed by Racky Plews (American Idiot, Footloose, Josephine Baker); orchestrations, vocal arrangements, and musical supervision by Ian Oakley (The Color Purple, The Lion King (UK Tours); choreography by Del Mak; sound design by Chris Whybrow; and casting by Debbie O’Brien.
I’m Every Woman will premiere in Autumn 2024.