Michael Jackson Broadway Musical Announced

Michael Jackson musical
AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND - NOVEMBER 10: Michael Jackson performs on stage during is "HIStory" world tour concert at Ericsson Stadium November 10, 1996 in Auckland, New Zealand. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

The Michael Jackson estate has announced concrete plans for a Michael Jackson musical, Billboard reports. While no details have been provided, the musical is expected to follow the sprawling, rocky career and life of the global pop star before his death in 2009. The musical is scheduled to debut on Broadway in 2020 and is set to be directed by Christopher Wheeldon, who previously won a Tony award for his musical An American in Paris.

There are also plans to release a book in conjunction with the musical as well as an original soundtrack containing notable records from Jackson over the span of his musical career.

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