Nov 16, 2023 - Culture

Gwyneth Paltrow ski crash trial will become a musical

Gwyneth Paltrow enters the courtroom for her trial in Park City, Utah. Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP

A musical based on Gwyneth Paltrow's 2023 ski crash trial in Utah that became a pop culture sensation is set to premiere in London next month, Variety reports.

The intrigue: The celebrity trial spurred social media fodder about class and privilege and drew comparisons to the HBO hit show "The White Lotus."

Catch up quick: The trial, which unfolded in Park City in March, centered around a 2016 ski collision involving the Goop founder and retired optometrist Terry Sanderson at Deer Valley Resort in Park City.

  • Sanderson sued Paltrow in 2019, alleging she "skied out of control" on a slope and knocked him over, leaving him with brain damage and other injuries, according to the lawsuit.
  • He originally sought $3.1 million in damages, but it was later reduced to $300,000.
  • Paltrow countersued in response for a symbolic $1 and attorney fees, asserting he was the one who barreled into her.
  • An eight-person jury sided with Paltrow.

Details: "Gwyneth Goes Skiing" was created by Awkward Productions and will feature original music by "RuPaul's Drag Race" singer and songwriter Leland.

  • Audience members will take part as the jury.
  • The musical premieres Dec. 13 for a 10-day run.
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