Monday, February 26

Tag: Live to Tell

Live to Tell (a Proposal for) The Madonna Jukebox Musical – Omnibus Theatre
London

Live to Tell (a Proposal for) The Madonna Jukebox Musical – Omnibus Theatre

You may have noticed that Madonna is having a moment. Again. She’s announced a tour that’s seen a demented scramble for tickets. Her appearance, following surgical face-tuning is hotly debated on TV, TikTok and the 77 bus to Tooting. The 64-year-old appears to be getting high and hanging out with hip-hop dons and trans stars, while sharing her exploits on Insta like a gobby teen. This showbizzy noise almost drowns out her musical back catalogue and it’s all a stark contrast to her revolutionary HIV/AIDS activism in the ‘80s and ‘90s.  Madonna bigged up safe sex, challenged HIV stigma and supported the American Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) on her 1987 tour. She delivered this advocacy loudly, when it was controversial and potentially damaging to her career. Madonna released...