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'The Bodyguard' musical a dismal shadow of hit film

This past summer, when Broadway in Chicago staged its season preview concert in Millennium Park, Deborah Cox, the Canadian-bred, Grammy-nominated R&B star arrived on stage in a form-fitting gown and easily wowed the audience with her clarion voice. And it seemed like a musical based on the 1992 film, "The Bodyguard," the hit romantic thriller that starred Whitney Houston and Kevin Costner, might turn out to be an ideal fit for her talents.


The musical, based on the

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