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Thread started 06/20/18 11:41am

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“A Michael Jackson musical is coming to Broadway

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A new musical based on the life of Michael Jackson is set for a run on Broadway in 2020.

The show, which currently has no title, is being written by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage company announced the news on Tuesday, but didn't say which theatre the show will play in.

The musical will encompass many of Jackson's greatest hits, including Thriller, Beat It and Smooth Criminal.

Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show, which is likely to contain some of the recognisable dances moves from Jackson's music videos and tours.

Wheeldon won a Tony Award for best choreography in 2015 for his work on An American in Paris.

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.

This won't be the first time that Jackson's music has been featured in a stage production - Thriller Live opened in London's West End in January 2009.

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-44534266

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Reply #1 posted 06/21/18 11:24am

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Reply #2 posted 06/23/18 10:21am

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Just bring Thriller Live to Broadway and then job done.
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Reply #3 posted 06/25/18 1:28pm

SoulAlive

hmmm for some reason,this news doesn't really excite me.Wasn't there already a Michael Jackson stage musical from several years ago?

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Reply #4 posted 06/25/18 1:43pm

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I hope they are not going to cast a white actor as MJ.

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Reply #5 posted 06/25/18 2:18pm

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Reply #6 posted 06/26/18 3:05am

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FullLipsDotNose said:

I hope they are not going to cast a white actor as MJ.

What does it matter? If some actor is a better impersonator then who cares?

It's about the character not the actor portraying him. For all I care it could be a 12 year old 1,80m girl in a MJ getup.

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Reply #7 posted 06/27/18 9:04am

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I was just watching The View and Whoopi said a report just came in that Joseph has passed

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Reply #8 posted 06/27/18 9:40am

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MickyDolenz said:

I was just watching The View and Whoopi said a report just came in that Joseph has passed


Yes he's dead
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Reply #9 posted 06/27/18 1:57pm

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JorisE73 said:

FullLipsDotNose said:

I hope they are not going to cast a white actor as MJ.

What does it matter? If some actor is a better impersonator then who cares?

It's about the character not the actor portraying him. For all I care it could be a 12 year old 1,80m girl in a MJ getup.

Back in the day, MJ said he didn't want to be played by a white actor. Besides, lots of white actors have played characters of different races, but not vice versa. I think it would make a huge difference if MJ was played by a black man.

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Reply #10 posted 06/28/18 9:48am

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SoulAlive said:

hmmm for some reason,this news doesn't really excite me.Wasn't there already a Michael Jackson stage musical from several years ago?


Not sure, maybe we can find something in the first post, oh wait, there it is: This won't be the first time that Jackson's music has been featured in a stage production - Thriller Live opened in London's West End in January 2009.
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