How COVID years transformed play about Michael Jackson

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In “For the Love of the Glove,” glove-shaped aliens from the planet Bazalaam are responsible for giving the Jackson 5 their musical talent. Photo by Patrick Lee.

One (very unauthorized) play about the king of pop had its performance schedule cut short by COVID-19. Now, the show is back on. But like all of us, it’s changed. 

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