New Musical Imagines Michael Jackson’s Story As Told By His Famous Glove & Puppets- Interviews Available w/ Director
FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE imagines a fresh, revisionist view of the strange forces that shaped Jackson and the scandals that bedeviled him. By refracting well-documented life events through the narration of Michael’s iconic white glove — a sentient alien glove attempting a takeover of humanity — the show serves as an unflinching interrogation of the roles that racism, homophobia and religion played in the creation of one of pop culture’s most mystifying titans.
FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE utilizes a combination of actors and incredible life-sized puppets to tell the story of Michael Jackson’s career and home life. LA Weekly writes: “[The musical] takes the timeline of Jackson’s life … and expands the story into
surreal absurdity while consciously weaving in sociological, political and religious commentary.
The stars here are the 20 incredible life-sized puppets: ambitious works of art, integrated with live, visible actors that recall the Broadway musical AVENUE Q.” The puppets, designed by renowned puppeteer Robin Walsh, draw from the Japanese Bunraku form
and are operated in full view of the audience. Realistic and close to life size, these twenty original works of art portray members of the Jackson 5, Donny Osmond, Barbara Walters, Emmanuel Lewis and Corey Feldman.
Guest Available: Julien Nitzberg is the director & writer of For The Love Of A Glove: An Unauthorized Musical Fable About The Life of Michael Jackson Told By His Glove. He has also written scripts for HBO, Showtime, Amazon Films, TNT, USA, IFC, Paramount Studios, CBS Studios and NBC.
Tickets to FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE are on sale today at https://www.fortheloveofaglove.com. Reach the production on Instagram and Twitter at @fortheloveofaglove and on Facebook at “For the Love of a Glove.”
FOR THE LOVE OF A GLOVE Opens February 25, 2023 at Carl Sagan-Ann Druyan Theater at the Center For Inquiry West (CFI) on 2535 W. Temple Street in Los Angeles