Michael Jackson is getting an insane musical told by a talking glove

Carla Harmon
December 1, 2019

The weird production, entitled "For the Love of a Glove: An Unauthorised Musical Fable About the Life of Michael Jackson, As Told By His Glove" has been part-financed by Pirates of the Caribbean star Johnny Depp and is set to debut on January 25 at the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan theatre in Los Angeles.

The production company of Johnny Depp brings a satirical musical about the life of Michael Jackson on stage.

Michael Jackson sports a white glove during his first concert in eleven years at Madison Square Garden in NY 07 September, 2001.


Set to debut in Los Angeles in January, it is described as being a "fresh, revisionist look at the unusual forces that shaped Jackson and the scandals that bedevilled him".

When the network (again, quite naturally) laughed at that suggestion, Nitzberg says he walked away from the opportunity back then.

But a new musical based on the life of Michael Jackson may have the strangest plot twist yet.


The show is narrated by Jackson's all-singing and talking glove, and sees actors star alongside several life-size puppets of the Jackson 5, Donny Osmond, Corey Feldman and Bubbles The Chimp. When the network and Nitzberg disagreed, "I said, how's this?"

The playwright turned down the TV network's offer and made a decision to write the idea for the stage.

The playwright found it "morally kind of repugnant to me to do" the story without addressing the child-abuse allegations. He was also written an unmade Tiny Tim biopic for Depp's company.


As The Hollywood Reporter explains, "the film will cover his entire life and career, which includes his beginnings with The Jackson Five, a rise to pop superstardom and, later in life, legal struggles with both civil and criminal lawsuits stemming from allegations of child sex abuse".

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