If we asked you to tell us a Michael Jackson song that doesn’t make you want to get up and dance or at least bop along in your seat, we bet that you couldn’t do it.
Every single one of the songs that came from the late King Of Pop were nothing short of musical royalty and so it’s no wonder that someone has decided to capitalise on the great tunes and make them into a musical.
That’s right, a Michael Jackson Musical is on it’s way to the big stage on broadway and we already can’t wait to put on our dancing shoes and and warm up our voices to sing along to it!
The Michael Jackson Estate have announced that they are teaming up with Columbia Live Stage to develop the production based on the Grammy Award winning singer’s life.
Michael Jackson first rose to fame as part of the Jackson 5 before breaking out as a solo artist and winning 13 Grammys for his work over his incredible career. The singer tragically died 11-years ago leaving fans devastated.
The name of the musical has not yet been announced but we do know that Pulitzer-Prize winning playwright Lynn Nottage will write the book while Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show.
Of course this isn’t the first production to hit the musical theatre scene based on Michael Jackson. Motown the Musical portrayed Jackson in his early days in the Jackson 5, featuring a number of the band’s hits including ‘ABC’ and ‘I Want You Back’.
This new musical is set to debut in 2020 and we are seriously so ready to moonwalk our way to the box office to buy tickets to the show that is no doubt going to be amazing.
Of course, no word yet on if or when this musical will head to Australia. It will likely depend on it’s success in the US first, but hey we have complete faith that a musical celebrating the life of the late Michael Jackson will be nothing short of stellar.