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Johnny Depp producing Michael Jackson musical

Titled For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, as told by his Glove, the Depp-produced show is described as a "look into the strange forces that shaped Michael and the scandals that bedeviled his reputation".

By: PTI | Los Angeles | Published: December 1, 2019 10:56:45 am
Johnny Depp Johnny Depp will produce a Michael Jackson musical titled For The Love of a Glove.
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Hollywood star Johnny Depp is producing a Michael Jackson musical, told from the perspective of the singer’s sequined glove.

Titled For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, as told by his Glove, the Depp-produced show is described as a “look into the strange forces that shaped Michael and the scandals that bedeviled his reputation”.

According to RollingStone, the project, penned by Julien Nitzberg, was earlier supposed to be a biopic, but the funding was pulled after producers couldn’t agree on how to address the allegations of child sex abuse made against the singer.

Nitzberg told Page Six that he then decided to write this idea for the stage.

For the Love of a Glove opens on January 25 at the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan theatre in Los Angeles.

The musical will see the actors star alongside life-size puppets of the Jackson 5, Donny Osmond, Emmanuel Lewis, Corey Feldman and Bubbles the Chimp.

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