“Medieval warrior bitch goddess, that’s what I’m going for,” says legendary pop star Madonna in a teaser for her upcoming concert film “Madonna: Rebel Heart Tour,” which premieres on Showtime on Friday, December 9 (watch above). Could the Grammy-winning Material Girl be on her way to her first Emmy Award?
Says Showtime president and CEO David Nevins in a statement, “When it comes to putting on a show, there is only one Madonna – an iconic performer that we’re thrilled to have on our air. With her unique creative vision and unmatched stage presence, our viewers will see an arena show packed with visual theatrics, stunning costumes and intricate choreography, featuring new hits and beloved classic songs.”
“Rebel Heart Tour” was filmed around the world and includes a combination of performance and behind-the-scenes footage. The music included in her show spans her decades-long career: from “Holiday”and “Like a Prayer” to more recent hits like “Living for Love” and “Bitch I’m Madonna.”
The film may have strong Emmy potential for 2017; musical films are often nominated for Best Variety Special (like Beyonce‘s “Lemonade” and Adele‘s “Live in New York City” this year), though if Madonna were to win she would be the first music artist to do so since Tony Bennett for “An American Classic” in 2007. Before that Cher won for “The Farewell Tour” (2003) and Barbra Streisand won for “The Concert” (1995).
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