We’re familiar with Pharrell Williams, the musical genius but now we’re about to learn so much more as the multi-hyphenated entertainer enters the theatrical world with a musical based on his life.
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The project, titled Atlantis, is being described as a Romeo and Juliet style story that adapts from Williams’ childhood in his Virginia Beach, Va hometown.
Since starting out as half of band and production duo, N.E.R.D., Williams has went on to contribute a wide range of hits to various music genres, as a vocalist, songwriter and producer. His numerous accomplishments include winning 10 Grammysn and working with major talent from Justin Timberlake and Missy Elliott to Jay Z and Beyoncé.
And that’s just on the music front. The layers that make-up Williams also include his fashion endeavors, being a husband, father and ultimate innovator.
Fox won the pitch and Michael Mayers, known for his Broadway work, will direct.