A musical based on Michael Jackson's life is in the works

Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical

Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical

Nottage has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama twice, first in 2009 for Ruined - a play about women in war-torn Congo - and more recently in 2017 for Sweat, which is about residents in Reading, Pennsylvania, one of the poorest cities in America.

A new musical based on the life of Michael Jackson is set for a run on Broadway in 2020.

United States popstar Michael Jackson performs during concert in Vienna, July 2, 1997.

Wheeldon won a Tony Award for best choreography in 2015 for his work on An American in Paris.

As of June casting choices were still unannounced.

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Two-time Pulitzer Prize victor Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined) will pen the book for the musical, which will incorporate Jackson's myriad hits.

The move is the latest stage project to portray pop stars onstage with their best works, a list that includes Donna Summer, Cher, Gloria Estefan, the Go-Gos and Huey Lewis and the News.

The score, like the Carole King-centric musical attractive, will feature songs from the singer's own extensive catalogue, marked by universally loved hits such Thriller, Man in the Mirror, The Way You Make Me Feel, Billy Jean and Beat It.

Jackson has been the subject of many previous entertainment ventures, including a staged concert, Thriller Live, that has been running for almost a decade in London.

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