By Chelsea Meyer
Rock River Current
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ROCKFORD — A star-studded musical about Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza is coming to TikTok, and a Grammy-winning Rockford native has a hand in bringing it to life.
Taco Bell is calling it an “off-off Broadway” musical, and it’s starring rapper and songwriter Doja Cat and country icon Dolly Parton. The music will be written by Grammy-winning songwriting duo Abigail Barlow and Rockford native Emily Bear. They won a Grammy last month for another smash hit that started on TikTok, “The Unofficial Bridgerton Musical.”
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Doja Cat had publicly called for Taco Bell to bring Mexican pizza back to its menu after a two-year hiatus, and the restaurant chain listened. Fans will now get to enjoy dinner and a show at the end of this month.
Written by Hannah Friedman,“Mexican Pizza: The Musical” will follow the true story of Taco Bell fans calling for the return of the Mexican pizza.
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The menu item is returning nationwide on May 19 with the musical set to exclusively premiere on TikTok at 8 p.m. Eastern time on May 26.
#TacoBellTheMusical 5/26 8 pm @tacobell @tiktok #BarlowandBear @abigailbarloww @DollyParton #DojaCat #tacobellpartner 🌮❤️ pic.twitter.com/dwu2WIahVS
— Emily Bear (MLE) (@mlebear) May 9, 2022
This article is by Chelsea Meyer. Email her at email@example.com.