Kenny Ortega To Direct Michael Jackson Gigs
He'll be in charge of the o2 gigs…
Tuesday, May 12, 2009 - 17:14
Kenny Ortega has been announced as the show director for Michael Jackson’s o2 Arena residency this summer.
The King of Pop has decided to hire Ortega- who is famous for choreographing Dirty Dancing and inventing the High School Musical franchise.
Jacko will need all the help he can get with his first shows in over 10 years. Ortega previously worked on his Dangerous and HIStory tours.
Speaking about the upcoming London gigs recently o2 boss Randy Phillips- who is Chief Executive of owners AEG- told the LA Times:
“It's going to be the biggest, most technologically advanced arena show -- and the most expensive -- ever mounted."
Refusing to confirm or deny reports and rumours about the shows he did say there would be "No animals.”
Phillips also revealed the production budget would be over $20 million and revealed dancers have already been auditioned for the shows.
We can’t wait to see this spectacle!
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