nullMichael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. have announced today the North American tour of the hit musical "The Bodyguard," that will star recording artist and actress Deborah Cox as Rachel Marron, with Thea Sharrock directing.

The tour will launch in the fall of 2016.

Based on Lawrence Kasdan’s 1992 Oscar-nominated Warner Bros. film of the same name, starring Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, and adapted for the stage by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris ("Birdman"), "The Bodyguard" had its world premiere on December 5, 2012 at London’s Adelphi Theatre, and was nominated for 4 Laurence Olivier Awards, including Best New Musical and Best Set Design. The musical concluded its smash hit West End run on August 29, 2014 and is currently touring the UK and Ireland.

"The Bodyguard" features set & costume design by Tim Hatley, lighting design by  and sound design by Richard Brooker. Choreography is by Karen Bruce and orchestrations & additional music by Chris Egan. 

The North American tour is produced by Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc.

"The Bodyguard" musical features a host of classics including “Queen of the Night,” “So Emotional,” “One Moment in Time,” “Saving All My Love,” “Run to You,” “I Have Nothing,” “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” and one of the best-selling singles of all time – “I Will Always Love You.”