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Why See MJ The Musical?

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the four-time tony award winner

Michael Jackson fans rejoice as the musical all about the iconic superstar continues at Broadway's Neil Simon Theater.  With Jackson's plethora of moon-walking hits in tow, MJ the Musical is set to explore the star's life and his stratospheric rise to fame. 

The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage have partnered on the project, with two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage (Sweat, Ruined) set to pen the book. Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon (An American In Paris) has been tapped to Choreograph/Direct the musical. With both Nottage and Wheeldon on the scene, admirers of the late artist can rest assured that Michael's incredible story is in safe hands. 

Michael Jackson

Rising to fame as a member of the famous Jackson 5 in the late 60's, Michael Jackson is dubbed as the King of Pop, with the artist becoming one of the most significant cultural figures of the twentieth century and one of the greatest entertainers of all time. When his sudden death was announced in 2009, the news shocked the global community with websites crashing due to overdemand to know what was happening to the beloved musician. His legacy lives on to this day, with his 31 top ten hits, 13 Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards and 26 American Music Awards. 

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Dates

Previews from: 6 December 2021

Opening night: 1 February 2022

Audience

Recommended for ages eight years and older

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission

Cast and Creative

Cast

Elijah Rhea Johnson as Michael Jackson
Apollo Levine as Joseph Jackson and Rob
Bailey McCall as Rachel 
Gabriel Ruiz as Alejandro
Antoine L. Smith as Berry Gordy and Nick
John Edwards as Jackie Jackson
Ayana Jackson as Katherine Jackson
Matthew Frederick Harris as Quincy Jones and Tito Jackson
Tavon Olds-Sample as Michael 
Jackson Hayes and Max Chambers alternating as Little Michael
Nick T. Daly as Jermaine Jackson
Lloyd A. Boyd III as Randy Jackson
Zachary Downer as Marlon Jackson
Jace Bently as Little Marlon
Gabriel Ruiz as Alejandro
Antoine L. Smith as Berry Gordy/Nick
Joey Sorge as Dave
Ilario Grant as Standby Michael Jackson and Michael
Matte Martinez as Standby Michael Jackson and Michael

ENSEMBLE

Blu Allen, Tre Fraizer, Kali May Grinder, Michael Harmon, Bre Jackson, D. Jerome, Carole Denise Jones, Carina-Kay Louchiey, Michelle Mercedes, Sarah Sigman, Ryan Steele, Ryan Vandenboom and Brandon Whitmore

Creative

Book by Lynn Nottage
Directed by Christopher Wheeldon
Set design by Derek McLane
Lighting design by Natasha Katz
Costume design by Paul Tazewell
Sound Design by Gareth Owen
Projection design by Pete Nigrini
Wig design by Charles LaPointe
Music direction by Jason Michael Webb
Musical supervision by David Holcenberg
Orchestrations by Holcenberg and Webb

Awards

2022 tony awards - WINNER

Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2022 Tony - Nominations

Best Musical
Best Leading Actor in a Musical
Best Direction of a Musical
Best Choreography
Best Orchestrations
Best Book
Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Best Costume Design of a Musical
Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Best Sound Design of a Musical

2022 Drama Desk - Nominations

Outstanding Actor in a Musical - Myles Frost
Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical - Tavon Olds-Sample
Outstanding Choreography
Outstanding Orchestrations
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical
Outstanding Sound Design in a Musical
Outstanding Wig and Hair Design

What you thought

66 reviews, average rating: (4.6 Stars)

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