Michael Jackson vs. Michael Jackson.
This might solely materialize in New York, on Broadway, and at some point of a tough 12 months.
There can be not one however two Michael Jackson musicals opening within the 2022 theater 12 months.
The preliminary one, “MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical,” has already begun previews. It’s on pause proper now proper up till December twenty seventh and has a gap day of February 6, 2022. That is the musical in regards to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, in the middle of his zenith with “Thriller,” “Dangerous,” and “Harmful.”
The 2nd only one, “A Odd Loop,” is written– e-book, lyrics, and new music- – by anyone referred to as Michael R. Jackson. The outline: “Meet Usher: a Black, queer creator making a musical a couple of Black, queer author making a musical a couple of Black, queer author… ”
So it’s a Michael Jackson musical about Usher? Not ‘the Usher’ as in singer Usher Raymond. One other particular person named Usher. Obtained that?
“A Bizarre Loop” received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It additionally gained 5 Drama Desk Awards, two Lucille Lortel Awards, 6 Outer Critics Circle honors, two Obie awards, an individual Off-Broadway Alliance Award, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical. But it surely’s not at all performed on Broadway. It’s going to open up someday this spring on the Lyceum Theater now that “Macbeth” with Daniel Craig and Ruth Negga has moved to the Longacre.
Simply visualize if some admirer errors 1 of those musicals for the opposite. They are going to be buying fairly a shock when the curtain goes up!