A brand new musical celebrating the life, music, and career of Michael Jackson is set to make its debut in 2020

Helmed by the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage, the musical will feature songs from Jackson’s extensive catalogue of hits such as “Thriller”, “Beat It”, “Smooth Criminal”, “Black or White” and more.


Tony-award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show, so fans of the King of Pop can expect to see some of the recognisable dance moves from Jackson’s music videos and tours.

This is not the first time that Jackson’s music has been featured in a stage production, in fact, the upcoming musical will be the third one based on the singer, after two Cirque du Soleil shows – “Michael Jackson ONE”, that has been running in Las Vegas since 2013, and “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour”, and also “Thriller Live” which opened in London’s West End in January 2009.

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Michael Jackson died of acute propofol and benzodiazepine intoxication in 2009, after suffering from cardiac arrest. His death was ruled as a homicide.

Sources: The Guardian, BBC

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