Michael Jackson musical to open on Broadway skips

first_imgMichael Jackson musical to open on Broadway, skips Chicago by The Associated Press Posted Feb 14, 2019 11:32 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Emailcenter_img CHICAGO — A stage musical about Michael Jackson will skip making its debut in Chicago and instead open on Broadway in summer 2020.Producers said Thursday that “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” will no longer have pre-Broadway performances this fall in Chicago, blaming a recent Actors’ Equity strike over compensation for developmental labs.The musical is inspired by Jackson’s life and music. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage is writing the book, using Jackson’s vast catalogue of songs. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph.Jackson sold millions of records and was a 13-time Grammy winner. In 1983 he became an international icon with the release of “Thriller,” the bestselling album of all time with such hits as “Beat It” and “Billie Jean.” He died in 2009.The Associated Presslast_img

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