Kanye: The Musical will come alive in Australia.
A duo of thespians, Phillip Roser and friend Damien Higginbotham, at Australia’s University of Sydney is staging a play based on the biopic of controversial hip-hop artist Kanye West.
“Kanye: The Musical” is an hourlong work and it will tell the story of Kanye West’s humble beginnings as writing songs for Jay-Z to conquering the Billboard charts with his own hits.
“I’m a big Kanye fan,” Roser told the media. “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 is also 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.
The play is set to run Sept. 5 through 7 at the university’s Cellar Theatre with ticket prices ranging from 3 to 6 Australian dollars.
According to the production’s Facebook page, “This is a story of a struggle against the man to become the man. It’s about a guy who took a shot at the throne and didn’t miss. This is the tale of Kanye.” But there’s also a caveat: “It won’t let the truth get in the way and will be a lot of fun.”