Gwyneth Paltrow may have lost half a day skiing, but she gained a musical based on her recent courtroom adventure.
A London theater has announced this Gwyneth goes skiinga satire musical based on the actress and wellness guru’s 2016 ski-slope clash with a retired optometrist and subsequent courtroom battle in 2023, where she successfully defended herself against a lawsuit.
Reads the official description of the musical on the Pleasance Theater site: “She is the Goop-founding, Door-Sliding, Shakespeare-In-Loving, consciously uncoupling Hollywood superstar. He is a retired optometrist from Utah. In 2016 they went skiing. On the slopes of Deer Valley, their worlds collided, and so did they – literally. Ouch. Seven years later, in 2023, they went to court. Double ouch. This is their story. Kind of. Not really. But it is also Christmas.”
The audience will also serve as a jury and help decide Paltrow’s legal fate.
The show is from Awkward Productions, which was previously performed Diana: the untold and untrue story. Linus Karp plays Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Martin plays prosecutor Terry Sanderson, and there is original music by Leland (RuPaul’s Drag Race). The musical runs from December 13 to 23 and tickets start from just $19.
Sanderson had accused Paltrow of crashing into him while skiing during a beginners’ run at Deer Valley Resort, causing sustained injuries, and then quickly leaving the scene with her instructor. But the jury found Paltrow “100 percent” not at fault for the collision and decided Sanderson was at fault. She was awarded the amount of compensation she sought in her countersuit: $1.
The Hollywood Reporter has contacted Paltrow representatives.
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