The North American touring production — which kicks off in Cirque homebase Montreal Oct. 2 — reps a major effort in the realm of live entertainment to capitalize on the work of late musician Jackson.
King, who has been the creative director for Madonna for more than a decade, has recently helmed concert tours for Rihanna, Celine Dion and Britney Spears, among others.
Storyline for “Immortal,” set in a typically fantastical Cirque world, involves a “Giving Tree” that is the font of Jackson’s talents. More than 60 performers will appear onstage in the show.
Big-budget arena tour has mapped out stops through June 29, 2012, with a stop in L.A. in Jan. 27, 2012 and in Gotham April 3, 2012.