Michael Jackson present headed to Broadway in 2020
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A musical impressed by the lifetime of late pop singer Michael Jackson will open on Broadway in 2020, Jackson’s property and its producing companion mentioned on Tuesday.
The story will likely be written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, in accordance with a press release from the “Thriller” singer’s property and Columbia Dwell Stage, co-developers of the untitled manufacturing.
The present will characteristic songs from Jackson’s in depth catalog of hits, it mentioned.
Generally known as the King of Pop, Jackson died at age 50 in 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and sedatives.
His property beforehand collaborated on a reside tribute present by Cirque du Soleil referred to as “Michael Jackson One,” which has been working in Las Vegas since 2013.
Jackson gained success with songs corresponding to “ABC” and “I’ll Be There” as a toddler singer together with his brothers, and later pursued a solo profession that earned him worldwide fame and followers with hits corresponding to “Rock With You,” “Bad” and “Beat It.”
Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Modifying by Dan Grebler