A new musical based on the life and career of Michael Jackson is getting a title change.
Originally named “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” the show will now be known simply as “MJ.”
It’s currently in a multi-week development phase in New York City and is scheduled to hit Broadway in the summer of 2020.
“We can confirm that the Michael Jackson musical has a new title,” Rick Miramontez, a spokesman for the show, said.
“As the show has evolved through its development process, the production felt that ‘MJ’ was a better and stronger choice than relying on the title of any one individual song.”
That effort, however, has been overshadowed by multiple allegations of child sexual abuse that have been leveled over the years against the late pop icon.
That controversy was reignited by a recent HBO documentary “Leaving Neverland,” which featured lengthy interviews with two Jackson accusers, Wade Robson and James Safechuck, who claim that the singer groomed them and abused them when they were young boys.
By Damilola Faustino