NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – “Head Over Heels,” a new musical about an Elizabethan love story featuring the music of The Go-Go’s, stars Bonnie Milligan making her Broadway debut as Princess Pamela.
The native of Decatur, Ill., talked with CBS2’s Andrea Grymes and Cindy Hsu about finally making it.
“It was a dream come true,” she said. “Where I grew up there was like 25 kids in a grade – very small, corn fields, soybean fields – so this is amazing, all I’ve ever dreamed of.”
The comedy involves a royal family that gets a prophesy from an orphan “saying bad things are happening if you don’t change your ways.”
Themes of the show revolve around tolerance, acceptance and woman empowerment.
“I call it a modern-day fairy tale that is just serving joy at the Hudson Theatre,” Milligan said.
The songs filling the show all come from the biggest hits of The Go-Go’s, the 1980s all-female punk-turned-pop band that wrote and performed their own songs.
“Head Over Heels is running now at The Hudson Theatre on West 44th Street.