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Michael Jackson musical, 'MJ', sets March 2024 West End opening

The Michael Jackson musical will begin performances at the Prince Edward Theatre in spring 2024. The show won four Tony Awards, including Best Choreography.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

This is definitely thrilling news. The Michael Jackson musical, MJ, will begin performances at the Prince Edward Theatre on 6 Mar. 2024, with an opening night on 27 Mar. 2024.

MJ centres around rehearsals for Michael Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World tour. As Jackson sings, he gradually reveals his memories and key moments in his career come to life.

In a five-star review on New York Theatre Guide, they said: “While Jackson's story is flawed, it's too complicated for anyone who hasn't danced in his shoes. MJ The Musical, however, is the perfect salutation to the life of an imperfect but gifted icon.”

MJ opened at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre in December 2021 and won four Tony Awards, including Best Actor in a Musical for Myles Frost, Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design of a Musical, and Best Sound Design of a Musical.

Casting for MJ in London will be revealed at a later date. Lynn Nottage writes MJ, with direction and choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, design by Derek McLane, costume design by Paul Tazewell, and sound design by Gareth Owen.

MJ The Musical is at the Prince Edward Theatre.

Photo credit: MJ The Musical (Photo by Matthew Murphy)

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