New Michael Jackson-themed Cirque du Soleil show headed for Las Vegas

In this photo provided by the Las Vegas News Bureau, performers dance during a preview of the new Cirque du Soleil show Glenn Pinkerton

Las Vegas is combining its love of mega pop stars and over-the-top theatrics for a new Michael Jackson Cirque du Soleil show opening this summer.

Cirque du Soleil CEO Daniel Lamarre announced Thursday that the company's newest show will be called "Michael Jackson ONE." The show at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the Strip will start preview performances on May 23. It will officially premiere on June 29.

The show is the second collaboration between the acrobatic company and Jackson's estate. The first production was the traveling show, "Michael Jackson: Immortal World Tour."

The new 90-minute show will feature 60-plus dancers and aerialists. Organizers say it will be different from the current Cirque Du Soleil "Immortal" production, which also features Jackson's songs.

The title is intended to evoke a central paradox of the king of pop's multifaceted persona and changing musical styles.

Tickets go on sale March 7.

  • CBS News Staff

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