LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (MICHAEL JACKSON%20Jackson&redirect=yes">) – A musical inspired by the life of late pop singer Michael Jackson%20Jackson&redirect=yes"> will open on Broadway in 2020, Jackson’s estate and its producing partner said on Tuesday (June 19).
The story will be written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, according to a statement from the “Thriller” singer’s estate and Columbia Live Stage, co-developers of the untitled production.
The show will feature songs from Jackson’s extensive catalog of hits, it said.
Known as the King of Pop, Jackson died at age 50 in 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and sedatives.
Jackson gained success with songs such as “ABC” and “I’ll Be There” as a child singer with his brothers, and later pursued a solo career that earned him worldwide fame and fans with hits such as “Rock With You,” “Bad” and “Beat It.”