‘Thriller’ headed to theater

Nederlander buys rights to musical

“Thriller” is prepping to thrill legit auds.

James L. Nederlander, prexy of Gotham producer and theater owner the Nederlander Org, has picked up theatrical rights to produce a musical theater version of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.”

Score for the tuner will consist of songs from Jackson’s 1982 album “Thriller” as well as from his 1979 LP “Off the Wall.”

Plot of “Thriller the Musical” will be based on the 1982 “Thriller” video, about a wholesome young couple whose date goes awry when one of them turns into a werewolf.

No creative team is yet attached, and no timeline for the project has been announced.

It won’t be the first Jackson-catalog show to play a legit house: Last week the tribute concert “Thriller Live” opened on the West End.

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