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Cirque du Soleil set to debut Michael Jackson show in Las Vegas

Performers dance during preview new Cirque du Soleil show “Michael JacksONE” Thursday Mandalay Bay Resort Casino Las Vegas. | AP

Performers dance during a preview of the new Cirque du Soleil show “Michael Jackson ONE” Thursday at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. | AP ~Las Vegas News BUREAU

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Updated: March 21, 2013 8:48PM



Cirque du Soleil announced today that its latest homage to pop music stars will be the long-awaited “Michael Jackson ONE.” The show, produced with the cooperation of the Jackson estate, will put down stakes at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas in May.

“ONE” boasts a cast of 60 and will make use of Jackson’s original masters of his No.1 hits.

Previews are scheduled to begin May 23 with the official world premiere slated for June 29.

“ONE” is the second time Cirque has partnered with the late pop singer’s estate. The first joint effort produced “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” traveling spectacular that played here last year.

Tickets for the Las Vegas show are set to go on sale March 7 at www.cirquedusoleil.com.



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