In the summer of 2009, amidst reported delays with IRIS in Hollywood and news
that two new shows would take up residence in New York City (Banana Shpeel and
Zarkana), another more interesting rumor surfaced: of a third musical-revue type show
similar to The Beatles LOVE and VIVA ELVIS, this time with regards to the recently
departed Michael Jackson. Although there had been rumors of a mash-up before –
Jackson himself was a fan, and the success Cirque found with LOVE suggested the
format might be viable to him – nothing concrete between the two parties
had ever come to pass.
At the time Cirque suggested nothing was in the works between it and the King
of Pop’s estate; however, just three months later it was clear Cirque du Soleil wanna
be startin’ somethin’ with the Jackson Estate. And we didn’t have to wait too long
for a more official announcement. On April 20, 2010, the much-rumored Cirque show
featuring Michael Jackson's music and inspiration was announced as Michael
Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.
A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses
audiences in Michael's creative world and literally turns his
signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour
unfolds Michael Jackson's artistry before the eyes of the audience.
Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael's
creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence,
soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that
continues to transcend generations.
THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we
discover Michael's inspirational Giving Tree - the wellspring of his
creativity. The secrets of Michael's inner world are unlocked - his
love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty
The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson's
powerful, inspirational music and lyrics - the driving force behind
the show-brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless
intensity. Through unforgettable performances THE
IMMORTAL World Tour underscores Michael's global messages of love,
peace and unity.
|Premiere: ||June 09, 2011 |
|Type: ||Touring / Arena |
|Finale: ||August 31, 2014 |
Director of Creation
Props and Scenic