This musical however isn't exactly what you'd expect when you think about the dethroned King of Pop. Johnny Depp, yes, that Johnny Depp, is producing a show from the playwright Julien Nitzberg that will be told from the perspective of Michael Jackson's white sequined glove.
And to get the financial security for a musical on Michael Jackson, NItzberg collaborated with Depp's Infinitum Nihil production company.
For the Love of a Glove is just one of several Jackson life stories which will hit stage or screen next year.More news: Africa to Play a Big Role in Bitcoin Revolution: Square CEO Dorsey
"I'm known for writing a lot of biopics", Nitzberg tells Page Six.
The show, entitled For The Love Of A Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About The Life Of Michael Jackson, As Told By His Glove, was written and conceived by Julien Nitzberg and is set to debut on January 25 in Los Angeles, California.
According to Page Six, the musical "will look at the odd forces that shaped Michael and the scandals that tainted his reputation" and is told by a glove that speaks whole.More news: England coach Chris Silverwood to leave New Zealand tour
It also features actors alongside puppets of the Jackson 5, Donny Osmond, Emmanuel Lewis, Corey Feldman and Bubbles the Chimp. "They laughed and said, 'Can you do the normal version?'"
A disagreement arose between writer and network about how to handle the various accusations of child abuse that bedevilled Jackson's later life.
The playwright turned down the TV network's offer and chose to write the idea for the stage.More news: NASA spots Israeli spacecraft’s crash site on Moon
Nitzberg has worked with Depp's production company Infinitum Nihil in the past, and the partnership became the flawless fit. Earlier this week, it was reported that Bohemian Rhapsody producer Graham King had acquired the rights to make a film about Jackson, which is said to span his life from child star to death. The play itself is set to debut in Los Angeles next month, but Johnny Depp is already set to work on producing the movie.