Jackie Jackson, eldest brother of the late Michael Jackson and member of the Jackson 5, attended the 7pm performance of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand tonight, Thursday, May 20th. Following the performance Jackie, accompanied by his wife, took some time to meet the cast backstage. Though it was the couple’s first time seeing KÀ, the show has welcomed other members of the Jackson family since opening in 2005, including Michael, sister Janet, and father Joe.
Last month Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson announced a partnership to create two shows featuring Michael’s music. Planned projects include a touring show, expected to launch in 2011, and a resident show in Las Vegas in partnership with MGM MIRAGE, expected to open in late 2012. Additional lifestyle projects, including a nightclub, are also being developed in conjunction with the Las Vegas production.
Attached photo: Jackie Jackson with the cast of KÀ by Cirque du Soleil at MGM Grand Las Vegas.
Photo credit: Michael Morales, Cashman Photo