Former Destiny’s Child manager, otherwise known as Beyoncé’s father Mathew Knowles, is capitalizing on his experiences managing the iconic girl group and has plans to produce a musical which will feature Destiny’s Child’s vast catalog.
In a statement obtained by Broadway, Knowles revealed Survivor: The Destiny’s Child Musical will premiere in the group’s hometown of Houston in 2020 before heading across the pond to London’s West End.
“I want to pull back the curtain,” the 67-year-old said. “I feel it’s time to give the world an opportunity to hear, see and feel the victories and failures that I’ve had as a husband, father and manager who risked everything in pursuit of fulfilling dreams—those of mine and others.”
According to Playbill, the father of four will be working alongside film director Je’Caryous Johnson to bring his story to the stage. Knowles did not reveal who will play Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and former members LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson. Beyoncé severed managerial ties with her father in 2011, the same year he and family matriarch Tina Knowles-Lawson split.
The “Sorry” singer was last publicly photographed with her father in October 2018, when she and husband Jay-Z performed in Seattle during their worldwide “On The Run II” tour.
Knowles opened up about their reunion to TMZ days later.
“It was a warm and enduring positive moment. I wanted to surprise her by bringing her a dozen lovely red roses. And so I sat in the dressing room area—she didn’t know I was out there. And Tina was out there and some other folks were out there,” he shared. “And Beyoncé came out and there I was. And she gave me this huge, huge hug that only daughters can give to their dads.”
Source: Shadow & Act, TMZ, Playbill