The Michael Jackson musical has revealed its title, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” and a pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago.
Produced by the Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage, the musical about the life of Jackson will have its world premiere at the James M. Nederlander Theatre in Chicago from Oct. 29 to Dec.1. The musical plans to come to Broadway in 2020, according to the press release.
Lynn Nottage is writing book of the musical, which will feature more than “25 of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits,” according to the Michael Jackson Twitter account. Christopher Wheeldon is the director and choreographer.
Signs of the musical had been popping up in the theater district, including a large billboard featuring an image of Jackson between the Helen Hayes Theater and the St. James Theatre on West 44th Street.
The musical’s announcement comes as the documentary “Leaving Neverland,” about Jackson and sexual abuse allegations levied against him by two young boys, is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Friday.