Cirque du Soleil brings King of Pop to Vegas
February 22nd, 2013
05:35 PM ET

Cirque du Soleil brings King of Pop to Vegas

Cirque du Soleil has confirmed that a new show inspired by the work of Michael Jackson is coming to Las Vegas this year.

Called "Michael Jackson ONE," the King of Pop-themed event will start preview performances on May 23, and will officially premiere June 29 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

"Michael Jackson ONE", written and directed by Jamie King, is described as "a theatrical evocation of Michael’s creative genius." The story focuses on "four misfits" who embark on a "transformative adventure ... guided and inspired by [Jackson's] music ... By journey's end, they will personify Michael's agility, courage, playfulness and love."

This marks the second MJ-inspired show from Cirque du Soleil, as they're also currently showing "Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour," which also uses the pop icon's music.

General ticket sales for "Michael Jackson ONE" begin March 7.

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  1. miTTen

    Tickets range from $62-$180 per person. Rip off or a good show?

    February 24, 2013 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. fernace

    I haven't seen the current MJ presentation of CDS, but critique hasn't been good! I guess they're re-vamping & trying again! Better luck next time & hope MJ's kids benefit from the proceeds!!

    February 24, 2013 at 5:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Irishgirl

      We've read good critic write-ups on Immortal. You will never get 100% positive verdicts on anything from every critic, anyway!

      You have critics giving less than good verdicts for films and music that other critics and members of the public actually like.

      At the end of the day, a critic is basically no different than any of us...They have a perception that forms an opinion, just like us ...Only difference is, they get *paid to give theirs!

      February 25, 2013 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tool

    what an embarrassment to michae he deals with it nobody will ever ever know

    February 24, 2013 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dave

    Tomorrow is The Walking Dead time. I won't get to stay up and watch it but will see it Monday. Maybe it will be a great episode. Happy weekend time to YOU : )

    February 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sadie

    If it is a Vegas show, you know it will be good.

    February 23, 2013 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
  6. sassysticks53

    My favorite song of his was "da jigggaabooo dance"

    February 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm | Report abuse |

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