Michael Jackson Musical Coming to Broadway in 2020

Michael Jackson in 1997. Photo by Karl Schoendorfer/REX/Shutterstock (954381c)

The King of Pop is coming to Broadway. 

A stage production inspired by Michael Jackson’s life and music is set to premiere in 2020, eleven years after his passing. 

The musical is a collaboration of The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage, who confirmed the news Tuesday. 

The still-untitled stage production is reportedly in early stages of production, and while details are scarce, it has been announced that two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage will write the story and Tony-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph.

This won’t be the first time the Michael Jackson Estate has collaborated on productions that attempted to dramatize the pop icon’s life. In 2013, it worked with Cirque du Soleil to launch Michael Jackson One, which has been running in Las Vegas since 2013. 

Jackson died at the age of 50 in 2009 ending a hugely celebrated musical career that included numerous hits and earned his 13 Grammys.