There's some symmetry to this: Cirque du Soleil will stage a new show using the music and moves of the late, great Michael Jackson.
The executors of Michael Jackson's estate have signed a deal with the Montreal performance company, TMZ reports. The first show will open in the fall of 2011 and then travel across North America.
A second show will premiere in Las Vegas in 2012 -- in partnership with MGM Mirage -- which will be a much more theatrical and special-effects laden production. "It will be a theme-park-like show," one co-executor, John Branca, told TMZ.
Cirque and the estate will split show costs and profits 50/50, which should give a boost to the financially strapped Jackson estate.