Live to Tell: (A Proposal For) The Madonna Jukebox Musical
Madonna Louise Ciccone is a global superstar and an LGBT Icon. Brian Mullin is not.
She has hits that span the decades. He has an incurable disease.
He’s desperately seeking something and Madonna’s life might just be it.
Live to Tell could be a glitzy jukebox musical… if Brian could pitch his idea to the Queen of Pop herself. He yearns for Madonna’s drive to succeed and constant reinvention – like a retrovirus that won’t go away. Instead, stigma and guilt keep holding him back and he’s left wondering if his HIV meds are depleting his brain…
Mixing campy cabaret with raw confessions (on a dancefloor), 80s pop hits from the height of the AIDS epidemic blur into Brian’s own experience with HIV: How can he tell her story, when he hasn’t even figured out his own?
This performance contains challenging content related to mental and sexual health.