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Michael Jackson Musical Canceled Amid Scathing Documentary

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Feb. 14 2019, Updated 5:45 p.m. ET

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A planned pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago for Michael Jackson's stage musical has been canceled, and now sources tell RadarOnline.com exclusively the "entire thing could be scrapped."

The King of Pop's Estate made the announcement Thursday, February 14 citing “scheduling difficulties” caused by the recently ended Actors’ Equity strike.

But an informant revealed to Radar exclusively the famous family "are waiting to see what happens" with the scathing Leaving Neverland documentary that premiered at Sundance Film Festival late last month.

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The dazzling life of MJ however will soon come to life on Broadway in 2020, but as Radar recently revealed exclusively his decades of underage sex controversy will be kept totally out of it!

Radar readers know the Jackson family has made headlines as of late. Following the release of director Dan Reed‘s documentary,  Michael’s brother, Jermaine Jackson, spoke to Good Morning America in his defense.

“The sexual abuse allegations, the plastic surgery story and even Michael’s addiction to drugs have all been cut out of the stage show,” the source previously revealed.

Though the Jackson family has long denied the “Thriller” singer’s child sex claims, alleged victims have not stopped telling their stories.

“The estate is currently fighting with HBO over a documentary about Jackson and his alleged child abuse. There is no way they are going to allow a musical about his life that isn’t flattering. And without the estate’s approval, you cannot use the songs. They are saying the musical is about the artistic journey of Jackson and not about his private life,” the insider continued.

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