Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Because one Michael Jackson jukebox musical is just not enough....

Maybe "Michael Jackson Musical reaction" videos can take the place of "Two Girls, One Cup reaction" videos on YouTube. If you know anyone who's been complaining about Broadway musicals based on movies (such as "Young Frankenstein," "Crybaby," and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"), get a video camera and record their reaction to being told that there will now be a musical based on a music video.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the Nederlander Organization has purchased the rights to make a Michael Jackson jukebox musical.

This musical is an entirely different creature than the West End jukebox musical that opened recently. That one is just called "Thriller: Live." This new one will actually be based on the music video for the song, "Thriller." And, unlike the London show, this one will actually be authorized by Michael Jackson.

I wonder if the musical will also be required to bear the music video's disclaimer: "Due to my strong personal convictions, I wish to stress that this film in no way endorses a belief in the occult. -- Michael Jackson".

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