Singer/actress Deborah Cox will soon release an EP to support The Bodyguard: The Musical, in which she stars. The R&B veteran confirmed the news in a recent interview with The Source.
“There will be a new EP coming out with eight songs, probably the most requested songs from the musical because everyone has asked will I do a soundtrack or a cast album, so this is the opportunity for people to hear me on the songs. It’ll be available towards the end of February,” she said.
Cox plays Rachel Morrison in The Bodyguard, which was first played by Whitney Houston. Cox admits that she felt a lot of pressure reprising this role.
She said, “It’s a lot of pressure! It’s high expectations on what the show is going to look like. And it’s a brand new musical coming to the U.S, never been seen here before. I know the audience’s expectations are very, very high. Our beloved Whitney is an artist we treasure and we love her legacy of music, so this show really has a lot of that in it. I know and understand the integrity that needs to be kept with the show and the storytelling. Myself and the cast we really try to honor that onstage.”
Along with the pressure of meeting everyone’s expectations, Cox also revealed the most challenging part of the production is the fact that it’s a ‘big show.’
“I sing 13 songs and there’s a lot of dancing and a lot of singing on top of that with intense scenes,” she told The Source. “It’s a suspense, it’s a thriller, it’s a love story, it’s very engaging so you just have to be on it. It’s like a whirlwind of sorts and I’m telling this story and there’s a lot of moving parts. It’s probably the biggest role I’ve taken on.”
For more information about The Bodyguard: The Musical thebodyguardmusical.com.