Frida Kahlo’s tortured life gets Broadway musical treatment | World

Disabled by polio as a child, racked by chronic pain after being impaled on an iron bar as a teenager and enduring decades of struggle and misfortune before her death at the age of 47, Frida Kahlo’s life was not the rosiest of pictures.

Yet the story of how a determined young girl from Mexico defied an onslaught of emotional and physical challenges to become one of the most dazzling and celebrated artists of the 20th century is being turned into a Broadway show — Frida, The Musical.

“Grounded by the rollercoaster romance between the artist and her great love, Diego Rivera, Frida will be a full-throated celebration of Kahlo’s joyous spirit of creativity and her unmatched gift for transforming physical and emotional

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