Michael Jackson Broadway Musical Planned

The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage have announced plans to develop a new Broadway stage musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson.

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (“Swat,” “Ruined”) is penning the production’s ‘book’ while Tony Award winner and contemporary ballet superstar Christopher Wheeldon (“An American in Paris”) will direct and choreograph.

The score will also reportedly draw on Jackson’s catalogue including faves such as “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Beat It,” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough”. Currently untitled, the production is expected to premiere in 2020 – though it’s not clear which theater plans to run it.

Source: Variety