Deborah Cox, who became really good friends with the late Whitney Houston after being label mates on Arista Records, will be stepping into Whitney’s shoes for the iconic role of Rachel Marron for the national tour of The Bodyguard which starts this weekend at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey.. Whitney Houston’s hometown.
“The two of us were label mates,” Deborah shares, referring to their affiliation with Clive Davis’ Arista Records. “We became very good friends. She was a mentor. There was a real sisterhood between the two of us.”
Deborah even revealed that she got the blessing of the Houston family for the project.
“I do have a history with some of the family members, and thankfully with my involvement, I do have their blessing,” she says.
Enjoy Deborah Cox and THE BODYGUARD cast rehearse: