Thriller, the Musical

What better way to revive a flagging Broadway than a big-budget Michael Jackson musical? The Nederlander Organization thinks so, anyway—it’s purchased the rights to produce a new play based on the 14-minute Thriller video, originally released in 1982. The company said in a statement the musical would be a “horror film spoof in which a young couple are out on a date on a beautiful full moon evening, when suddenly the young man, played by Jackson, turns into a werewolf.” The production, Playbill reports, will feature songs from Jackson’s huge-selling albums Thriller and Off the Wall. The King of Pop himself is expected to take part—no word yet on whether he’s starring.