R. Kelly's 'Trapped in the Closet': Broadway Bound?
The R&B star says he has an offer to bring his viral hip-hip opera to the stage.
R. Kelly's Trapped in the Closet may soon be getting the Broadway treatment.
The R&B star's bizarro, guilty-pleasure hip-hop opera -- which some might call his creative masterpiece, evolving chapter by chapter -- has added new installments to air Friday on IFC. ("Chapter 23" is already online; watch here.)
IFC premiered the new editions Monday night at New York City's Landmark Sunshine Theater, and in a Q&A at the event, the self-described "King of R&B" and "scientist of music" announced he "just got an offer from Broadway to do a Broadway version" and was in the process of adapting the shorts for the stage.
When asked whether he would star in a Trapped in the Closet musical, Kelly replied (via Gawker): "Some of the cities, I can't guarantee all of them, and that's what's being negotiated right now because it takes a lot of time to do these chapters — I'm the only one in the studio writing these chapters."
Earlier this month, during the LA stop of his "Single Ladies" tour, Kelly played to a packed house and launched into a "classic case of TMI," according to THR's concert review, in which he admitted to having sex while listening to his own music. (Nobody was surprised; all were entertained.)