Michael Jackson nephew to star in musical ‘Sisterella’

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NEW YORK (AP) — One of Michael Jackson’s nephews will star alongside pop singer Taylor Dayne in the Los Angeles production of “Sisterella” next spring.

T.J. Jackson is a son of Michael Jackson’s brother Tito. Producers say he’ll play the role of Prince Jean Luc in the Larry Hart-written musical. The part originally was developed for the King of Pop.

The musical is set in turn-of-the-century New York. It tells the story of a wicked stepmother who tries to steal the fortune her late husband left to his daughter.

Dayne will play the stepmother, Dahlia. Dayne is most famous for 1980s and ‘90s hits including “Tell It To My Heart” and “Love Will Lead You Back.”

Jerry Greenberg and Frank Dileo will produce the musical, which first debuted in Los Angeles at the Pasadena Playhouse in 1996. Michael Jackson was the executive producer.

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