Great news Michael Jackson fans! A musical based on the late singer’s life is coming to Broadway.
The musical, inspired by the life and music of Jackson, will open on Broadway in 2020, eleven years after his passing. The news was confirmed by the pop star’s estate on Tuesday. The still-untitled stage production is being developed by The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage.
While details are scarce, it is known that two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage will write the story. Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph.
The Michael Jackson Estate has collaborated in the past on various productions that attempted to dramatize the pop icon’s life. In 2013, it worked with Cirque du Soleil to launch Michael Jackson One, which has been running in Las Vegas since 2013.
The King of Pop died at the age of 50 in 2009 ending decades of a musical career that included numerous hits and 13 Grammys.