'THRILLER LIVE!' Extends at Lyric Thru 9/27
The producers of "Thriller - Live" have announced the production will extend its West End run by four months due to by phenomenal public demand. Its booking period at the Lyric Theatre will be extended by 24 weeks to Sunday September 27.
There will be a small change to performance start times from Tuesday 14 April. Evening performances will be at 7.30pm on Tuesday - Friday. All other performance times stay the same.
The spectacular, high-octane West End concert specially created to celebrate the career of the world's greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, opened on Wednesday January 21, following previews from Friday January 2. It was initially booking to Sunday April 12.
A second company set out on a 23-date tour of the UK and EUROPE, and opened at the Royal and Derngate, Northampton on Friday February 13.
in "Thriller - LIve", the non-stop hits just keep on coming from "I Want You Back", "I'll Be There", "Show You The Way To Go", "Can You Feel It", "Rock With You", "She's Out Of My Life", "Thriller", "Beat It", "Ben", "ABC", "Man in the Mirror", "Dirty Diana", "Billie Jean", "Earth Song", and many, many more. To bring to life on stage the distinctive higth-energy dancing and pulsating sound of many of pop's greatest hits, "Thriller - Live" blends eye-popping video footage and effects together with dazzling choreography by the show's award-winning director Gary Lloyd, who has previously worked with Leona Lewis, Will Young, Gareth Gates, Emma Bunton, Robbie Williams, Pink, Anastacia, Lemar; Rachel Stevens, Kelly Clarkson and Girls Aloud. "Thriller - Live" was originally conceived and created by Executive Director of the show, Adrian Grant, a long time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of 'Michael Jackson - The Visual Documentary'.
In a phenomenal, unparallelled career, Michael Jackson has to date sold more than 750 million records, had 13 number one singles - more than any other male artist - and is one of the few artists to have been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice; once as a member of The Jackson 5 in 1997 and later as a solo artist in 2001. His numerous other achievements include multiple Guinness World Records, including one for "Thriller" as the world's best-selling album of all time - 100 million copies and counting. An early star of MTV and the art of making pop videos, Michael broke down racial barriers, transformed the art of the music video and paved the way for modern pop music. 2008 marked the 25th anniversary of the "Thriller" album with the release of the double-disc album "Thriller 25", containing the original nine tracks from "Thriller", re-mixes and a new song called "For All Time". The album reached number one in eight countries, number two in the US, number three in the UK and was top 10 on over 30 national charts. To celebrate Michael's 50th birthday, Sony BMG released a compilation album, "King of Pop" which featured tracks voted for by his fans.