Michael Jackson musical headed to Broadway in 2020

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Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesThe King of Pop will make his Broadway debut — posthumously, of course — in 2020.

The Michael Jackson Estate has announced that it’s teaming with Columbia Live Stage to develop a stage musical inspired by MJ’s life.  The as-yet-untitled musical is being written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, and will feature Michael’s own hits.  Tony-winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show.

Other recent hit Broadway shows that tell the story of chart-topping pop stars through the use of their hits include Jersey Boys, about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons; On Your Feet, about Gloria Estefan; and Beautiful, about Carole King.

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