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War Brewing over MJ's 'Thriller' Musical

3/23/2010 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael JacksonMichael Jackson is coming to Broadway, whether his estate likes it or not ... at least that's what the most famous Broadway family says.

Nederlander Presentations has filed a creditor's claim, but it's not asking for money. Nederlander wants the probate judge to tell the executors they have no choice but to honor a contract Michael Jackson inked in 2008 for a musical stage play featuring music from "Thriller" and "Off the Wall."

The production hit a major road bump last year, when John Landis sued Michael Jackson, claiming MJ couldn't make a deal for the musical without his sign off. Landis directed "Thriller." That suit is pending.

Howard Weitzman, legal guru for the MJ estate, tells TMZ, "I've seen their creditor's claim. I don't agree with their request."


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Daphne Lorincz    

L.O.V.E and PEACE

Posted at 3:12AM on Mar 24th 2010 by Alice(from Romania)

This is so nice. Thanks for posting. I read all of it. How re-assuring. Mj was no doubt the greatest entertainer of all time. Thanks again for the post.

1582 days ago
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JB    

37. MJ's kids become actors? My money is on them becoming freaks in a traveling carnival's sideshow exhibit.

Posted at 10:26AM on Mar 23rd 2010 by Hurry Hurry! Step Right Up!

At first when reading this it really upset me but after thinking about the type of person and people like you that entertain themselves on boards and write these kind of mean words to strike out at innocent children must be a real monster without any conscious, heart or feelings. A really immature person, an envious person who does not have a life, was raised in a house of hatred for other races/people. Will never amount to anything but what they are – nothing but a cyberspace bully that will never have the guts to say the words fact-to-face they post on boards. Michael Jackson children may or may not become freaks but whatever you think or say about them, they’ll be laughing their little freak aZZes to bank while you’ll still be scuffling in the world trying to figure out who you are and living from paycheck to paycheck. That is, if you ever can find a job. So getting upset with people like you is a waste of time. Knowing those children will never have to want for anything makes me feel real good.

1582 days ago
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Jan    

there is already a musical by adrian grant called thriller live and it is a superb show. It is massive in the UK!

1581 days ago
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Tellit    

Hmmm...s*** bag TMZ used to be a hoax believer on here but changed her mind. Who is s*** bag TMZ?
http://www.tmz.com/2010/03/23/michael-jackson-thriller-musical-creditors-claim-john-landis/8/

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