Michael Jackson hit ‘Thriller’ to be turned into musicalJanuary 27th, 2009 - 5:21 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Jan 27 (DPA) Broadway impresario James L. Nederlander has inked a deal with Michael Jacskon to turn the pop star’s classic horror spoof “Thriller” into a stage musical.According to a press statement issued Monday, the Nederlander Organisation will produce a musical based on the song’s groundbreaking video, in which the former King of Pop turns into a werewolf while on a date. The production will feature songs from Jackson’s albums “Thriller” and “Off the Wall”.
“This musical will be the exclusive Michael Jackson-authorised version of Thriller and Jackson will participate in every aspect of the creative process,” said Nederlander in a statement.
“I love the idea of making ‘Thriller’ a musical. Girl meets boy, they fall in love, boy has big secret, now what?” said Nederlander, whose company owns nine Broadway theatres.
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