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Niki McGloster
Jun, 20, 2018

On Tuesday, the Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live announced the development of a musical inspired by The King Of Pop, Variety reports.

The book — the musical’s plot — will be written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and playwright Lynn Nottage. As well, Tony Award winner and contemporary ballet superstar Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the production.

Naturally, the music will be a range of MJ’s extensive top-charting catalogue, including pop hits like “Beat It,” “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal,” and “Don’t Stop Til You Get Enough.” True fans of The Gloved One will have to keep their fingers crossed for the best of his B-side records, such as “Girlfriend” and “Heaven Can Wait.”

For years since his death in 2009, Michael Jackson has been the focal point of several stage performances like a live tribute show by Cirque du Soleil called "Michael Jackson ONE," which has been running in Las Vegas since 2013, according to Telegraph UK.

The show's title and venue are still unknown, but the Broadway event is expected to kick off in 2020.