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The Michael Jackson Broadway musical “Don’t Stop til You Get Enough” has been postponed from its Fall 2019 opening to Summer 2020.

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage is writing the script and Christopher Wheeldon is directing/choreographing.

Producers are obviously doing what Motown and CBS did two nights ago when the omitted Michael from their TV special. They’re trying to distance themselves from the upcoming HBO documentary that accuses Jackson of child molestation.

The planned Chicago tryout for this summer has been canceled, a press release says, because of an Equity strike. Anyway, that’s what they say. But the reality is the HBO doc “Leaving Neverland” is now an issue.

Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage is writing the script and Christopher Wheeldon is directing/choreographing.

But the show is called “The Life of Michael Jackson” and I really don’t think they can ever do it. I’m sorry. But Michael is “hot” right now in a bad way. Telling his real life story would have to include trials and payoffs and hyperbaric chambers and so on. Otherwise, they’re going to have a lot of PR trouble, too much for even the most clever flack.

 

 

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