Cirque du Soleil to stage second Michael Jackson-themed show
LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Michael Jackson fans will get more acrobatic dance moves, moon walks and pyrotechnics when Cirque du Soleil launches a new Las Vegas stage show based on the late King of Pop's music.
Called One, the show will begin on June 29 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the Canadian circus troupe said.
It will be second official Jackson-related production by Cirque du Soleil, whose The Immortal World Tour opened in 2011 in Montreal in collaboration with Jackson's estate before going on an international tour.
"Michael Jackson is an all-time phenomenal artist, both timeless and contemporary," Mr Daniel Lamarre, Cirque du Soleil president and chief executive officer, said in a statement on Thursday. "As a creative challenge, this project is the ultimate."