Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph the show, inspired by the life of the pop star. The musical will incorporate Jackson’s myriad hits with a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. The casting notice includes breakdowns for both a Michael in his 20s–30s as well as a younger, Jackson 5-era Michael.
The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage announced the project—as well as a slated 2020 Broadway bow—earlier this month. No word yet on any other engagements, including any out-of-town tryout.