Kanye West may have a big ego, but with good reason. There’s no doubt that the rapper and producer is building a career that will be remembered for years to come. And now one half of the “Watch The Throne” duo is being immortalized in a way he has not before- a musical.
According to the Los Angeles Times, a theatre group at the University of Sydney’s is planning “Kanye: The Musical.” Though it could be a drama, the students behind the play say that they are going with a more comedic touch on the life and times of Mr. West.
“I’m a big Kanye fan,” Roser told Pop & Hiss via email. “I thought that a musical in his honour would be a lot of fun to put on. I really just meant the show to be something fun for my friends to see and I’m pretty excited by all the attention it’s been getting.”
Roser, a senior majoring in education, says he’ll be playing the role of Kanye. Higginbotham, an alum of the univeristy with a degree in music, will portray West’s mom, the late Donda West; designer Marc Jacobs; and, oddly enough, a “Spooky Dracula.”
Roser said he and Higginbotham also co-wrote all-original songs for the piece that will be delivered in “the style of Kanye.”
The play is set to run Sept. 5 through 7 at the university’s Cellar Theatre during its annual Verge festival. Admission ranges from 3 to 6 Australian dollars, considerably less than a ticket to watch Yeezy and Hova perform as “The Throne” at Staples Center in December.
Sure, it’s not Broadway, but we get the feeling it will send Sydney audiences home entertained.