Thursday, April 28, 2011
MICHAEL JACKSON "THE IMMORTAL" & CIRQUE DE SOLEIL
Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino President and Chief Operating Officer,
Chuck Bowling, Cirque du Soleil President and CEO, Daniel Lamarre
and Estate of Michael Jackson Co-Executor, John Branca confirmed
the venue for a permanent Michael Jackson production at Mandalay
Bay and announced new aspects of the creative relationship in a press
conference held today at the resort.
Production has begun to evaluate the transformation of the
resort’s theater and identification of the creative team for
the show, which is slated to open in the spring of 2013.
By Robin Leach
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 (11:56 a.m.)
*I’m also expecting details of the cutting-edge 3D technology
being used so that “even though Michael Jackson won’t be
portrayed onstage, he will appear, and audiences will feel
and experience his presence.”
We’ll also hear just how much of the final dress rehearsal
footage of Michael hours before his death in L.A. and his
flight to London for the 02 Arena This Is It shows are
Memories and memorabilia from Michael Jackson's
Neverland Ranch will be part of a new, all-access and
interactive playground when Cirque du Soleil .
“These are the most ambitious projects within one
of the biggest contracts ever to be undertaken. It is
totally remarkable and unlike anything else ever
attempted in show business.
Careful creative control and magnificent management
will ensure Michael Jackson’s legacy will live forever.
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ROBIN LEACH reporting
Twitter at Twitter.com/Robin_Leach.