The Washington Times - January 27, 2009, 06:38AM

Michael Jackson is planning to stage a Broadway musical based on his multi-platinum 1982 album “Thriller,” E! Online is reporting.

The musical will use songs from “Thriller” and his 1979 album “Off the Wall,” and Jackson will be involved in the creative aspects of the production, a Jackson representative said.

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Michael Jackson has been promising a comeback for quite a while now, but most people thought it would be as a pop singer — or as the host of a children’s TV show.

I told a coworker, Jen Haberkorn, about the “Thriller” musical.  She said one must be suspicious of anything Michael Jackson is involved in. “Like, will there suddenly be lots of kid parts in it?”

A Broadway producer described the plot of “Thriller” as “girl meets boy, they fall in love, boy has a big secret.”  Was that a description of “Thriller” — or Jackson’s marriage to Lisa Marie Presley?

I’m trying to imagine “Thriller” on Broadway, and I think it would kinda be like “Cats,” just not as scary.