MJ The Musical is at the Prince Edward Theatre, London with performances from 6th March 2024.
Lia Vollack, John Branca and John McClain, producers of the acclaimed Broadway musical MJ, have announced today that Myles Frost, who originated the role of Michael Jackson in New York and for which he won the Tony Award® for Best Actor in a Musical, will bring his star-making performance to London.
Frost joins the internationally renowned creative team helmed by two-time Pulitzer Prize® winning writer Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat) and two-time Tony Award® winning director/choreographer and Royal Ballet Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon (MJ, An American in Paris), as MJ prepares to begin performances in the U.K at the Prince Edward Theatre, London from Wednesday 6 March 2024 (Press Night: Wednesday 27 March 2024 at 7:00pm).
Centred around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star to offer a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson to legendary status.
MJ delivers a theatrical experience like no other, electrifying audiences with dozens of the most iconic songs in music history, including Billie Jean, Beat It, Man in the Mirror, Thriller and Smooth Criminal.
MJ The Musical
Prince Edward Theatre, London
Performances: 6 Mar 2024 –
Runnung Time 2 hours 30 minutes
MJ the Musical is a jukebox musical based on the life of the American entertainer Michael Jackson. It features Jackson’s music with a book by Lynn Nottage, and choreography by Christopher Wheeldon. MJ was scheduled to premiere on Broadway in mid-2020, but this was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The musical finally premiered on February 1, 2022, at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway.
The plot of MJ the Musical centers around the making of Jackson’s 1992 Dangerous World Tour. The musical explores Jackson’s creative process, his relationships with his family and collaborators, and the controversies that surrounded him. The musical features over 25 of Jackson’s biggest hits, including “Billie Jean,” “Beat It,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Thriller,” and “Smooth Criminal.”
MJ the Musical has been praised for its music, choreography, and performances. The musical has won four Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical, Best Choreography, and Best Book of a Musical.
MJ the Musical is recommended for ages 8 and up. The musical contains some adult themes, such as child abuse and drug use. However, the musical also explores Jackson’s humanity and his legacy as one of the greatest entertainers of all time.
If you are a fan of Michael Jackson or musicals in general, then I highly recommend seeing MJ the Musical. It is a truly unique and unforgettable experience.
Here are some additional details about the musical:
- The musical is 2 hours and 45 minutes long, including intermission.
- The musical is appropriate for ages 8 and up.
- The musical is currently playing on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre.
- Tickets for the musical can be purchased online or at the theater box office.