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    Default Re: Julien Nitzberg Announces Musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, An Unauthorized Musical Fable

    Quote Originally Posted by ozemouze View Post
    Lowbrow insensitive trash wanting to look like highbrow "satire", combined with a publicity stunt using Depp's name (and MJ's of course, but that's not news).

    Unfortunetly their dirty trick worked, as per TSCM: "Soon after the headlines hit, their initial shows sold out. It definitely worked to their benefit. In the early media interviews, Nitzberg said he once talked w/ Depp's company about a different biopic that never happened, and then told "an exec" about his MJ idea. That's it."


    Always using his name for money. It was like that in life and continue in death. Sad.

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    Default Re: Julien Nitzberg Announces Musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, An Unauthorized Musical Fable

    How can they use Michael's music, name and likeness without an approval from the Estate for their own profit? This doesn't make any sense to me. Can the Estate sue them and stop this?

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    Default Re: Julien Nitzberg Announces Musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, An Unauthorized Musical Fable

    Quote Originally Posted by OnirMJ View Post
    How can they use Michael's music, name and likeness without an approval from the Estate for their own profit? This doesn't make any sense to me. Can the Estate sue them and stop this?
    They’re not using any of Michael’s music.

    As for his name and likeness, it appears that in the USA once you’re dead, people are allowed to do pretty much anything with it. Which – from my European point of view – is extremely bizarre.
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    Default Re: Julien Nitzberg Announces Musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, An Unauthorized Musical Fable

    Quote Originally Posted by OnirMJ View Post
    How can they use Michael's music, name and likeness without an approval from the Estate for their own profit? This doesn't make any sense to me. Can the Estate sue them and stop this?
    They may be eligible to use MJ's name and likeness under the concept of 'fair use' in United States copyright law which includes:
    commentary, search engines, criticism, parody, news reporting, research, and scholarship.
    On the other hand, 'Michael Jackson' is a trademark and is protected for the following uses:

    Entertainment services, namely, live performances featuring musical, dance, dramatic, presentations; song writing services; entertainment services, namely, providing information and commentary online in the field of music; providing online newsletters in the field of music via e-mail; entertainment services, namely, providing pre-recorded music, video and graphics, providing information in the field of music, and commentary and articles about music, all of the foregoing on-line and non-downloadable; providing an Internet website portal featuring musical performances, musical videos, film clips, photographs and other multimedia materials.
    https://trademarks.justia.com/864/85...-86485781.html

    'Michael Jackson' is used throughout their advertising, but the musical is likely to be categorised as 'parody / criticism'.
    The advertising makes clear that the musical is 'Unauthorised', so I doubt there is much that can be done legally. (Wikipedia says:Trademarks may also be lawfully used in parodies, since in that case there is usually no likelihood of confusion (with the official Trademark)).


    Don't forget that many MJ tribute performers use 'Michael Jackson' in their promotional materials, and are not sued....
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    Default Re: Julien Nitzberg Announces Musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, An Unauthorized Musical Fable

    Quote Originally Posted by ScreenOrigami View Post
    They’re not using any of Michael’s music.

    As for his name and likeness, it appears that in the USA once you’re dead, people are allowed to do pretty much anything with it. Which – from my European point of view – is extremely bizarre.
    Sometimes it leads to shit like this but in the end, it's better for things to go into the public domain, in my opinion. European IP laws are very hostile towards the public domain, much moreso than in the United States. The more freedom people have to create artwork of all kinds, the better.

    All of that said, this play looks like absolute trash. Making a mockery of MJ and it's bs.
    We shall always love you, Michael!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yazman View Post
    Sometimes it leads to shit like this but in the end, it's better for things to go into the public domain, in my opinion. European IP laws are very hostile towards the public domain, much moreso than in the United States. The more freedom people have to create artwork of all kinds, the better.

    All of that said, this play looks like absolute trash. Making a mockery of MJ and it's bs.
    I agree with you that works of arts/science should be at public domain as much as possible, but I think what ScreenOrigami meant wasn't about using MJ's work, but exploiting his personality rights ("his name and likeness"). As well as Depp's BTW when they lied about his involvement for a cheap PR stunt.
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    Default Re: Julien Nitzberg Announces Musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, An Unauthorized Musical Fable

    I'm getting so much second hand embarrasement just reading about the musical. I imagine the theater will be empty.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StageGlitter View Post
    I'm getting so much second hand embarrasement just reading about the musical. I imagine the theater will be empty.
    Let's hope so.

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    Yes. Let's hope so.
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    Default Re: Julien Nitzberg Announces Musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, An Unauthorized Musical Fable

    Choreographers Cris Judd, Bryan Anthony Join FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE Michael Jackson Musical

    Award-winning playwright/filmmaker Julien Nitzberg today announced that choreographers Cris Judd and Bryan Anthony have joined the company of his new musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, AN UNAUTHORIZED MUSICAL FABLE ABOUT Michael Jackson AS TOLD BY HIS GLOVE. Cris Judd danced with Michael Jackson for many years, most notably at the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards, on The Dangerous Tour and HIStory Tour, where he became one of Michael's main dancers. Bryan Anthony danced as an 11-year-old with Michael Jackson, Alfonso Ribeiro and the other Jackson brothers in an infamous 1984 Pepsi commercial.

    Bryan Anthony also choreographed and was Assistant Creative Director to Barry Lather on the Donny & Marie Osmond show in Las Vegas, adding to FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE a certain verisimilitude to the character of Donny Osmond, whose attempted appropriation of Jackson's looks and moves in real life is among the many cultural arrows in Nitzberg's rich satirical quiver.

    Both choreographers' contributions bookend that of another figure close to Jackson, producer Tony Jones, who worked with the whole Jackson 5 as they exploded and has been working with Nitzberg and FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE for the last 2 years.

    Said Nitzberg: "I knew I wanted to work with people who would enrich the show through their personal experiences. Cris Judd and Bryan Anthony both danced with Michael Jackson. They not only draw on that experience as choreographers but also give our cast insights into the real life of Michael Jackson. They have been consistently adding wit to the dancing that pays tribute to Michael that also comically enhances our political commentary.

    Nitzberg adds: "Since our star Jerry Minor, who plays the title character, was raised as a member of the Jehovah's Witnesses, he brings to the show the pain he lived by growing up in a repressive cult. Our show delves into the sexual repression that the Jehovah's Witnesses use to torment their members. One number highlights the Jehovah's Witnesses' teaching that masturbation can turn you gay. Many in our company had never heard of this belief, but Jerry talks about hearing this from a young age and being made to confess his sinful sexual thoughts to church elders. An important part of the show explores how homophobia and sexual repression probably affected Michael."

    Judd's career highlights include dancing with Diana Ross on the music video for Take Me Higher. As a choreographer Judd's body of work spans live events, TV and film including Jennifer Love Hewitt's Pro-Bowl Halftime show, "Bringing Down The House" (staring Queen Latifah and Steve Martin), and the fan-favorite 420 Dance for Netflix's Disjointed. Cris Judd and Bryan Anthony also appeared together as dancers at the 1998 Motown Through The Years Super Bowl Halftime with Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, and Boyz II Men.

    Anthony was a dancer in the cult classic film "Showgirls." Bryan started acting at the age of 5 doing commercials and work on television shows such as Different Strokes and Small Wonder. He has danced with an incredibly diverse list of artists including Paula Abdul, Reba McEntire, Boyz II Men, Queen Latifah, Paulina Rubio, Donna Summer, Gloria Estefan, Jennifer Lopez and Carrie Underwood. He continues to work as both an assistant creative director, assistant choreographer, and choreographer for such shows as Miss America, Kids' Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, American Idol, Disjointed, Coop & Cami, Henry Danger and Fuller House. He has also stunt-danced and doubled for Adam Sandler in the films "You Don't Mess with the Zohan," "Bedtime Stories," "Jack & Jill," and "The Do Over."

    FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE stars Jerry Minor, (Daily Show correspondent, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Dr. Martin Luther King in Netflix's Historical Roasts, SNL) as Michael Jackson's glove THRHIL-LHA, and Eric B. Anthony (The Lion King on Broadway) as Michael Jackson. As with the hit Broadway musical AVENUE Q, and THE LION KING, the performers and puppets are equally visible in FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE. This show does not use "Muppet-style" puppets, but rather original, meticulously built Japanese Bunraku-inspired puppets designed by Robin Walsh and created with her associate puppet artists Adrian Rose Leonard and Ron Binion. Realistic and close to life size, these 20 all-original works of art portray all members of the Jackson 5, Donny Osmond, Emmanuel Lewis, Corey Feldman and Bubbles the Chimp.

    FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE opens January 25, 2020, the inaugural production of the Carl Sagan- Ann Druyan Theater on the ground floor of the Center For Inquiry (CFI-West) 2535 W. Temple Street at Rampart, adjacent to Hollywood and DTLA. Tickets: www.fortheloveofaglove.com

    The show's producers are Leigh Crawford, Tony Jones, Julien Nitzberg, Sam Sarkar (CEO of Infinitum Nihil, which is not involved), and Betsy Zajko, and Burk Zanft, the sole investor.

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    Default Re: Julien Nitzberg Announces Musical FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE, An Unauthorized Musical Fable

    Just for the record. A 51 minute interview with J Nitz. the writer.

    At least the host podcast title is correct (Sick and Wrong). The beginning sounds like a 'frat boy' semi drunken party.

    Examples of their accuracy of information- they say 'The Jacksons are very litigious, They are suing HBO'. Plus, of course they (the musical producers and cast) believe LN and find it very amusing

    Apparently the Jackson's tour manager who is part of the production Co. says that the Jacksons always used to tease MJ and call him a little girl. Also apparently MJ has been 'dead for 7 years now''.

    Worst of all, they are hoping to take this rubbish to a larger theatre, maybe in New York (I guess they want to play at the same time as MJ the Musical).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPsn...6YOgtG-JJE-PIo
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    Im cringing

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    Quote Originally Posted by myosotis View Post

    Apparently the Jackson's tour manager who is part of the production Co. says that the Jacksons always used to tease MJ and call him a little girl. Also apparently MJ has been 'dead for 7 years now''.

    I missed this. Come again??
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