Jackson-Inspired Cirque Du Soleil in the Works?
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 1993 file photo, pop singer Michael Jackson performs during his "Dangerous" concert in National Stadium, Singapore. (AP Photo/C.F. Tham, file)
Updated at 7:30 PM CDT on Thursday, Nov 12, 2009
The spirit of Michael Jackson continues to live on in his music and the "This Is It" documentary – and the King of Pop might also be getting the Cirque du Soleil treatment as well.
According to Showbiz411, the Canadian-based performance group is "heavily courting" the singer's estate to create a Las Vegas-style show which would use Jackson's music.
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Cirque is reportedly attempting to convince the late singer's camp that a Jackson-inspired show will have the same success as "Love," the Beatles-themed show, which is currently running the Mirage Hotel & Casino.
The amount of money being negotiated to secure the rights to produce a Cirque Jackson show is reportedly "astronomical."
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Cirque Du Soleil is currently working on an Elvis-inspired show, "Viva Elvis," which is scheduled to open next month at the ARIA Hotel in Las Vegas.
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Published at 7:18 PM CDT on Nov 12, 2009
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