Aretha Franklin Eyes Broadway Role

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Aretha FranklinARETHA Franklin wants to star on Broadway.

The Respect singer — who has spent the past few months recovering from a mystery illness which forced her to cancel a string of end-of-year concerts to undergo surgery in December — is keen to fulfill one of her lifelong dreams before it’s too late.

Aretha’s bucket list includes  a vacation in Egypt and a starring role on the New York stage.

“I’m going to sail the Nile before it’s all over. I would like to see the Pyramids and the Sphinx… I want to do Broadway — on my terms,” she said.

“I’m really taking far better care of myself… I feel fabulous… (Designers Marc Jacobs and Oscar de la Renta) are cutting special things just for me.”