MJ: The Musical
MJ was set to premiere the pre-Broadway show in Chicago, US in October 29 2019 at Nederlander Theatre. The run would continue through December 1. But the Michael Jackson estate decided to cancel the planned Chicago tryout, due to scheduling difficulties brought about by the recent Actors Equity strike. The musical is expected to debut on Broadway in the summer of 2020. The production is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Featuring a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.
The musical was first announced in June 2018. Director, Wheeldon spoke about the musical stating, "The show is very much anchored in one particular moment in time. – I always bring up the fabulous movie that Spielberg made about Lincoln: You take one key moment, I suppose, in the history of someone’s life and then sort of use that as an anchor point for past storytelling and, perhaps, some kind of prophecy of what’s to come. We’ll be doing that with this story." Asked about the dance and choreography, he said he "intend to put quite a lot of Michael’s work in the show".
The musical is a collaboration between The Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage.
Telling the story of Michael Jackson's life, MJ is set to feature over 25 of Michael Jackson's biggest hits.
"The show takes audiences behind the scenes as Michael prepares for the 1992 Dangerous World Tour, providing an in-depth look at his process. As Michael and his collaborators rehearse their epic setlist, we are transported to pivotal creative moments from his career."
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