Thriller Live Extension until 25 Sep 2011 at Lyric Theatre London

Thriller Live is a spectacular high octane show celebrating the career of  Michael Jackson has extended its booking period until Sunday 25 Sep 2011 at the Lyric Theatre.

Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, THRILLER – LIVE opens at the Lyric Theatre on 2 January 2009.

To bring to life on stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits, THRILLER – LIVE includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd (who has previously worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud), plus additional choreography by 5 time MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr.

In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson has sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time. THRILLER – LIVE includes over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that boasts the world-class spectacle that marked their legendary live performances.

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits: I Want You Back, I’ll BeThere, Show You The Way To Go, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, She’s Out Of My Life, Beat It, Billie Jean, Earth Song and Thriller plus many more!

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THRILLER LIVE – WEST END EXTENDS RUN AGAIN!

It has been accounced by Thriller Live Producers that due to public demand, Thriller Live has again extended its booking period at the Lyric Theatre until Sunday, May 9, 2010.

The announcement came just a day after Tito, Marlon and Jackie Jackson – three original members of the Jackson 5 – flew into London, where the first thing they did was see the hit celebration of their music, and the late King of Pop – Michael Jackson.

The brothers loved the show, and enthused backstage on how much they had loved the singing, the choreography and the band.

Following Michael’s passing, Director & Choreographer Gary Lloyd, and Producer Adrian Grant, felt it was time to make some slight changes to the production which first played in 2006, by adding ‘Gone Too Soon’ as a moving tribute at the start of the show. In act two fans can expect a powerful rendition of ‘They Don’t Care About Us’, a song which was very close to Michael’s heart and all that he stood for.

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Thriller Live West End Run Extended!

Thriller Live opened on 2nd January 2009 at London’s Lyric Theatre and was originally slated to play until the 12th April. However, because of it’s great popularity, the production will be now be playing until 3rd of January 2010.

THRILLER – LIVE is a spectacular, high octane show celebrating the career of the world’s undisputed King of Pop – Michael Jackson, and the Jackson 5. Fully backed by Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK, THRILLER LIVE marks the first Jackson’s dedicated live theatrical experience ever!

Moonwalking into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe, THRILLER – LIVE opens at the Lyric Theatre on 2 January 2009.

To bring to life on stage the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of the Jackson’s greatest hits, THRILLER – LIVE includes eye-popping multi-media effects and dazzling choreography by the shows award-winning director Gary Lloyd (who has previously worked with artists including Leona Lewis, Will Young, Robbie Williams, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud), plus additional choreography by 5 time MTV award-winning LaVelle Smith Jnr.

In a career spanning 40 years, Michael Jackson has sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time. THRILLER – LIVE includes over two-hours of non-stop hit songs in a show that boasts the world-class spectacle that marked their legendary live performances.

Expect your favourite Jackson songs delivered by an exceptionally talented cast and live band, including the smash hits: I Want You Back, I’ll BeThere, Show You The Way To Go, Can You Feel It, Rock With You, She’s Out Of My Life, Beat It, Billie Jean, Earth Song and Thriller plus many more!

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Pop Star Michael Jackson has Died Aged 50

Pop star Michael Jackson has died aged 50, according to reports.

The singer suffered a cardiac arrest at his home and arrived at hospital in a coma, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Capt. Steve Ruda, an official with the Los Angeles Fire Department, told the Times that Jackson was not breathing when paramedics responded to a call at his Los Angeles home about 12:30 p.m.

Michael Jackson

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American recording artist, entertainer, and businessman. The seventh child of the Jackson family, he debuted on the professional music scene at the age of 11 as a member of The Jackson 5 and began a solo career in 1971 while still a member of the group. Referred to as the “King of Pop” in subsequent years, five of his solo studio albums are among the world’s best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Thriller (1982), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory (1995).

In the early 1980s, he became a dominant figure in popular music and the first African-American entertainer to amass a strong crossover following on MTV. The popularity of his music videos airing on MTV, such as “Beat It”, “Billie Jean” and Thriller—credited for transforming the music video into an art form and a promotional tool—helped bring the relatively new channel to fame. Videos such as “Black or White” and “Scream” made Jackson an enduring staple on MTV in the 1990s. With stage performances and music videos, Jackson popularized a number of physically complicated dance techniques, such as the robot and the moonwalk. His distinctive musical sound and vocal style influenced many hip hop, pop and contemporary R&B artists.

One of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, his other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records—including one for “Most Successful Entertainer of All Time”—13 Grammy Awards, 13 number one singles in his solo career—more than any other male artist in the Hot 100 era—and the sales of over 750 million albums worldwide. Cited as one of the world’s most famous men, Jackson’s highly publicized personal life, coupled with his successful career, made him a part of popular culture for almost four decades.

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