Musical to run beginning in January
With a live tuner version of the Michael Jackson video “Thriller” rumored to be in the works Stateside, London is getting its own Jackson musical, “Thriller – Live,” skedded for a West End run beginning in January.
Show is a tribute to Jackson’s work both as a solo artist and as a member of the Jackson 5, with a song list that includes “I’ll Be There,” “ABC,” “Billie Jean,” “Beat It” and “Man in the Mirror.”
Production features performer-dancers and a live band coupled with video footage and effects. Helmed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, “Thriller – Live” already has played three U.K. tours as well as stints in Germany, Holland and Scandinavia.
“Thriller – Live” is set to run Jan. 2-April 12 at the Lyric Theater, with a press opening Jan. 21.