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    Quote Originally Posted by wednesday View Post
    In my opinion it's just milking Michael. The artist himself is gone, and with him is any interest I have in projects that he is not involved in/ has no say in. That said, if peeps get to know his music through Broadway, good for them, I guess. I couldn't care for the Las Vegas show, so I'll see with this Broadway production.
    You could say this about anybody who is deceased and is still marketed today:
    Jimi Hendrix
    Marilyn Monroe
    John Lennon / George Harrison / The Beatles as a group, who hasn't existed since 1970
    Bob Marley
    3 Stooges
    Shakespeare
    Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, etc.
    Mark Twain
    Albert Einstein
    Elvis Presley

    It's not like Jimmy Stewart has anything to do with It's A Wonderful Life being shown on TV every December. If they didn't continue to be promoted, they would likely have been forgotten by now especially the ones from the 1800s and before.

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    Michael Jackson Musical Officially in Development

    According to a new casting notice, the previously announced musical based on the life and career of pop icon Michael Jackson is gearing up for a New York City lab next month.

    According to a recent casting notice, the lab will be presented under the title Westlake (also the name of the recording studio where Jackson recorded his most legendary hits) and will take place from September 24 - October 21, 2018.

    The production is currently seeking Equity actors to fill several roles.

    See casting details below: See in the link
    https://www.broadwayworld.com/articl...Month-20180816

    The new musical will feature a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize® winner Lynn Nottageand a score made up of some of the best-loved, top-selling songs in recording history. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph. The musical is expected to arrive on Broadway in 2020.

    Dubbed the "King of Pop", Jackson was one of the most popular entertainers in the world, and was the best-selling music artist during the year of his death. Jackson's contributions to music, dance, and fashion along with his publicized personal life made him a global figure in popular culture for over four decades.

    The eighth child of the Jackson family, Michael made his professional debut in 1964 with his elder brothers Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon as a member of the Jackson 5. He began his solo career in 1971 while at Motown Records.

    In the early 1980s, Jackson became a dominant figure in popular music. His music videos, including those of "Beat It", "Billie Jean", and "Thriller" from his 1982 album Thriller, are credited with breaking racial barriers and transforming the medium into an art form and promotional tool. The popularity of these videos helped bring the television channel MTV to fame. Jackson's 1987 album Bad spawned the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "Bad", "The Way You Make Me Feel", "Man in the Mirror", and "Dirty Diana", becoming the first album to have five number-one singles in the nation. He continued to innovate with videos such as "Black or White" and "Scream" throughout the 1990s, and forged a reputation as a touring solo artist.

    Through stage and video performances, Jackson popularized a number of complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk, to which he gave the name. His distinctive sound and style has influenced numerous artists of various music genres.

    http://www.broadwayworld.com/article...Month-20180816

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    What to Expect From the Broadway-Bound Michael Jackson Musical


    http://www.playbill.com/article/what...ackson-musical

    By Ruthie Fierberg
    Sep 16, 2018

    Director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon shares preliminary details of the production.

    It’s early yet to determine exactly what the Michael Jackson musical will look like when it hits Broadway (projected to bow in 2020), even for director-choreographer Christopher Wheeldon. “We’ve done one 29-hour reading, so we’re still working on the book,” he says of working with book writer and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

    As previously announced the musical is a collaboration between The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage. Wheeldon is about to begin a dance lab for the show, which leads into “a four-week overall lab” as the duo develops the work.

    But one thing he is clear on is that this is not a sweeping bio-musical of the King of Pop’s entire life. “The show is very much anchored in one particular moment in time,” Wheeldon tells Playbill. “I always bring up the fabulous movie that Spielberg made about Lincoln: You take one key moment, I suppose, in the history of someone’s life and then sort of use that as an anchor point for past storytelling and, perhaps, some kind of prophecy of what’s to come. We’ll be doing that with this story.”

    Aside from the script, Wheeldon has another daunting task ahead of him: choreographing the man who popularized the moonwalk.

    The Tony winner for Best Choreography for his An American in Paris likens this project to that Broadway adaptation. “In the same way fans of the American in Paris movie would have wanted and, I hope, felt that they came away with a real sense of the style of that period and of [choreographer and star] Gene Kelly and of [star] Leslie Caron, that might kind of be the route we go with Michael,” Wheeldon reveals. “I also intend to put quite a lot of Michael’s work in the show, as well.”

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    Email from the Estate of Michael Jackson (this image in NYC is advertising for the upcoming Broadway show based on Michael's life).

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    What is the name of the show?

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    They are using the same image as for the OPUS book:


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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    cant wait for this hope it comes to australia

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    Wow, I can't think of a worse time to be promoting a MJ broadway show.
    EVERY time the press mention it, if they mention it at all, they'll also be promoting the new documentary.

    Why give the documentary more promotion?

    How many times have we seen people post "he made great music BUT..." or "he was a great entertainer BUT...."?

    The MJ Estate want to focus people on his music, BUT people already know he was good. That won't stop them thinking he was criminal because of the allegations and boycotting his products, including the broadway show,and posting negative comments online. To help MJ, and therefore THEMSELVES, the MJ Estate need to focus on discrediting the allegations.

    The news of a broadway show does nothing to counteract or disprove the allegations in any way.

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    that is a good point and i totally agree the esate need to focus on the truth

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    Cant do right for wrong. This has been in the planning for s long time. Its not like they suddenly created it to counter act any bad publicity from the doc. Talk about reaching.

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    I'm so tired of the 'toes' pic. They overuse it so much, at least this time it's done in a different style.

    The King of Pop and This is It concerts had a great art direction.

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    Default Re: A new musical inspired by the life of Michael Jackson is heading to Broadway!

    Quote Originally Posted by elusive moonwalker View Post
    Cant do right for wrong. This has been in the planning for s long time. Its not like they suddenly created it to counter act any bad publicity from the doc. Talk about reaching.
    This. Im looking forward to the details, even if I'm on the other side of the world!

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