Published: Thu, June 21, 2018
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Michael Jackson Estate Developing Broadway Musical

Michael Jackson Estate Developing Broadway Musical

The forthcoming musical will be the third stage production based on the singer, after the Cirque du Soleil-produced shows Michael Jackson One, which runs in Las Vegas, and Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour.

Coming to Broadway: Michael Jackson's life is set to be turned into a musical written by two-time Pulitzer Prize victor Lynn Nottage. It's unclear what parts of his life will be left out.

Behind the music: The still-untitled musical will use Jackson's vast catalog of songs with story written by two-time Pulitzer Prize victor Lynn Nottage. An American in Paris Tony victor Christopher Wheeldon has been tapped to direct and choreograph.

However, the Nottage project will be expected to voyage far from the traditional terrain of jukebox shows, and the land of Jackson impersonators, and delve deeper into Jackson's life.

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Hopefully they will make the wise choice to cast human actors to play Jackson, rather than bring out the hologram from storage.

The score will draw from Jackson's vast catalogue of hits, including "Beat It", "Thriller", "Smooth Criminal", and "Off the Wall" to name a few.

Nottage is the writer of Sweat, Intimate Apparel, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark and Ruined.

It is not known what role the Michael Jackson estate has in creating the show and whether the more controversial talking points from the star's life, such as his 2005 trial and acquittal over claims of sexual abuse, will be featured in the dramatisation.

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