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Cirque Du Soleil To Produce New Michael Jackson Show

Cirque Du Soleil To Produce New Michael Jackson Show

Cirque Du Soleil To Produce New Michael Jackson Show

Cirque Du Soleil To Produce New Michael Jackson Show.  Michael Jackson is joining the ranks of The Beatles and Elvis Presley with the debut of his own Cirque du Soleil show. In association with the Michael Jackson Estate, a Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show is set to debut next year. Beginning with a national tour in late Fall of 2011, a live show based on the music and songs of Michael Jackson will hit arenas around the country and later overseas. In late 2012, the Michael Jackson show will receive a permanent home in one of the twelve MGM Mirage properties in Las Vegas.Along with its permanent home in Las Vegas, a Michael Jackson-themed nightclub is expected to open alongside the production. Guy Laliberté, the Founder of Cirque du Soleil, said, “Michael Jackson is the King of Pop and an all-time phenomenal artist, both timeless and contemporary. As a creative challenge, this project is the ultimate. Through the use of cutting edge technology, we will produce a Cirque du Soleil experience not only worthy of Michael but unlike any other we have created before.”   “This will not just be a tribute to Michael’s musical genius, but a live entertainment experience that uses the most advanced technology to push every creative boundary as Michael always did,” said John Branca, co-executor for The Estate of Michael Jackson. “Having attended Cirque du Soleil performances with Michael, I know he was a huge fan. We are excited to be partners with Cirque du Soleil to give Michael’s fans a truly unique way to hear, see and feel Michael’s music.”   The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil will each own 50 percent of the project, which includes the cost of development and production, as well as sharing profits from the show and other specialty projects surrounding it, like the nightclub venue.   The Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show is likely to feature new versions of classic Michael Jackson songs remixed and re-interpreted for the show, like the current Beatles and Elvis tributes performing in Las Vegas. Katherine Jackson, mother of Michael Jackson said, “Our family is thrilled that Cirque du Soleil will pay tribute to my son in such an important way.”

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