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Thriller Live becomes the 17th longest running West End musical of all time

Lead vocalist Dajiow and young MJ Eshan Gopal celebrate. Photo: Irina Chira.

THRILLER Live, the West End concert spectacular, has played its 2,901st performance at the Lyric Theatre, thereby passing Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Evita, which opened in 1978, to become the 17th Longest Running West End Musical of all time.

Thriller Live is currently booking until September 4, 2016. It will start its 8th year in the West End in January and will soon pass another major landmark – 3,000 West End performances.

Thriller Live has now taken more than $150million at the global box office.

Producers Paul Walden & Derek Nicol said: “Becoming the 17th Longest Running West End Musical of all time is yet another amazing milestone in the history of our show. Very few productions have ever run this long in the West End and we are grateful to the fans of Michael Jackson who have taken the show to their hearts.”

Thriller Live looks very different to the version that first opened in the West End in January, 2009. A brand new version of the show, with four new songs, a new opening, new production elements including new video, new costumes and special effects, opened last month.

Thriller Live continues to set and break records and play new territories around the globe. In 2016, Egypt will become the 32nd country to premiere the show.

Image: Lead vocalist Dajiow and young MJ Eshan Gopal celebrate. Photo credit: Irina Chira.