The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage revealed Wednesday the title of their forthcoming bio-musical about the late King of Pop, along with its premiere date in Chicago.
The production is called Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough, named after Jackson’s 1979 classic, and will make its world premiere at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theatre with performances beginning Oct. 29. The musical is set to arrive on Broadway in 2020.
The show — directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon — will cover Jackson’s career milestones with an emphasis on his achievements throughout his 20s and 30s. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough will feature Jackson’s catalog of hits and a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.
Chicago has recently hosted a string of Broadway musicals in their incubating stages — including Pretty Woman, The Cher Show and the incoming Tootsie, among others — before debuting in New York.