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MJ The Musical on Broadway Tickets

Relive the life, career, and music of Michael Jackson at this Tony-winning show.
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Production shot of MJ The Musical in New York, with Elijah Rhea Johnson as MJ.
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About MJ The Musical on Broadway

Michael Jackson fans rejoice! MJ The Musical is now at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get MJ The Musical tickets on Broadway now.

MJ The Musical is set primarily at a rehearsal for Jackson's Dangerous World Tour in 1992. There, an MTV camera crew arrives to get footage and interviews for a documentary on the singer's career. As he sings his hit songs and gradually opens up to the interviewer, his memories and key moments in his career come to life.

The world premiere of MJ The Musical (previously titled Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough) officially debuted on Broadway in 2021. Under the direction of Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon (who also won a Tony Award for choreographing the production), the new bio-musical features a plethora of Michael Jackson's greatest hits and a new book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

Nottage got her first Tony Award nomination in 2017 for her Broadway debut, Sweat. She made history as a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner, being honored in 2009 for Ruined and in 2017 for Sweat, and her work has also been produced regularly off Broadway, including productions of Intimate Apparel, Mlima's Tale, and By the Way, Meet Vera Stark. Wheeldon is perhaps best known to New York audiences for directing and choreographing the 2015 Broadway premiere of An American in Paris.

With over 350 million records worldwide, Michael Jackson was an artist unlike any other. His career put him in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, and the Rhythm and Blues Music Hall of Fame, and made him the only recording artist in the Dance Hall of Fame.

What songs are in MJ The Musical?

MJ The Musical showcases more than 25 of Jackson's cherished hits, including "Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough," "Rock with You," "Billie Jean," "Beat It," "Thriller," "Bad," "Man in the Mirror," "Smooth Criminal," "Black or White," and "Heal the World." These songs are reimagined in innovative ways to tell Jackson's career story.

How long is the MJ musical?

MJ The Musical runs 2 hours and 30 minutes, including an intermission.

MJ The Musical on Broadway provides an electrifying experience for Michael Jackson fans across the globe to visit and relive the memories.

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Run time

2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.

Start date

December 6th, 2021

Age

Ages 8+. Children under 4 are not permitted.

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3K+ Reviews

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

771 Reviews | 424 Followers
95
Must see, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A brilliant musical experience about a musical icon with music that will live forever. An extremely talent cast, lighting & direction. Kudos

Don’t see it if If your prefer a drama then skip this one.

chris_

chris_

305 Reviews | 105 Followers
85
Great singing, Absorbing

See it if Slick jukebox about the troubled psyche of the king of pop with iconic music and fantastic choreography

Don’t see it if Better than most but sucomes to the pitfalls of biopic musicals

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1212 Reviews | 345 Followers
90
Ambitious, Great writing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining

See it if you appreciate musicals with a good story that weave well-known pop music with excellent choreography, dynamic sound, lighting & costumes.

Don’t see it if you expect the full MJ story - this is a slice of family dynamics, artist creativity and demanding work before much of the controversy.

nancykasz

nancykasz

172 Reviews | 57 Followers
88
Great dancing, Great staging, Great singing, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if Enjoyable performance w/ Elijah Rhea Johnson, as well as the two younger actors who played MJ. Especially liked Apollo Levine who seamlessly

Don’t see it if Annoying blocking w/reporter character in the way, when MJ finds his Thriller style & lyrics w/ the famous red jacket. Still worth seeing.

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Our Review

'MJ The Musical' review — a flawless tribute to a flawed icon

5 of 5
29 Sep 2022, 13:02
Michael Jackson, one of the most beloved and influential musicians of all time, chased perfection his entire existence. It's unfortunate he is not alive to witness the flawless production of MJ the Musical, a model biographical musical now open at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway.Under the...

MJ The Musical on Broadway cast and creative team

By: Lynn Nottage
Songs by: Michael Jackson
Director: Christopher Wheeldon
Producer: Lia Vollack, John Branca and John McClain
Cast list: Elijah Rhea Johnson (as MJ), Tavon Olds-Sample (as Michael), Austin Rankin and Eric Williams (alternating as Little Michael), Jace Bently (as Little Marlon), Apollo Levine (as Joseph Jackson/Rob), Whitney Bashor (as Rachel), Gabriel Ruiz (as Alejandro), Antoine L. Smith (as Berry Gordy/Nick), Joey Sorge (as Dave), Ayana Jackson (as Katherine Jackson), Matthew Frederick Harris (as Quincy Jones/Tito Jackson), John Edwards (as Jackie Jackson), Nick T. Daly (as Jermaine Jackson), Zachary Downer (as Marlon Jackson), Lloyd L. Boyd III (as Randy Jackson)
Design: Derek McLane
Lighting: Natasha Katz
Costume: Paul Tazewell
Choreography: Christopher Wheeldon
Sound: Gareth Owen
Other info: Music direction by Jason Michael Webb, musical supervision by David Holcenberg, orchestrations and arrangements by David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb, projection design by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe, movement consultation by Rich and Tone Talauega

Venue

250 West 52nd Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10019

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

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Show schedule

Day of weekMatineeEvening
Monday--
Tuesday-7:00 PM
Wednesday1:00 PM7:00 PM
Thursday-7:00 PM
Friday-7:00 PM
Saturday2:00 PM8:00 PM
Sunday3:00 PM-

Frequently asked questions

What is MJ The Musical on Broadway about?

See a new side of the cultural trailblazer, complete with gorgeous renditions of his greatest hits and his iconic dance moves, in MJ The Musical. Michael Jackson takes center stage, circa 1992, as an MTV camera crew's interview unlocks memories and key moments of the icon's rise to stardom. Find out more about MJ The Musical tickets.

Where is MJ The Musical on Broadway playing?

MJ The Musical on Broadway is playing at Neil Simon Theatre. The theatre is located in 250 West 52nd Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, 10019.

How long is MJ The Musical on Broadway?

The running time of MJ The Musical on Broadway is 2hr 30min. Incl. 1 intermission.

What's the age requirement for MJ The Musical on Broadway?

The recommended age for MJ The Musical on Broadway is Ages 8+. Children under 4 are not permitted. .

How do you book tickets for MJ The Musical on Broadway?

Book tickets for MJ The Musical on Broadway on New York Theatre Guide.

How much do tickets cost for MJ The Musical on Broadway?

Tickets for MJ The Musical on Broadway start at $90.

Who wrote MJ The Musical?

Lynn Nottage, a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, wrote the script for MJ The Musical. The songs were written by more than 50 artists in total, but nearly all the songs are hits made famous by Michael Jackson. A few others are other famous songs from his era.

Who directed and choreographed MJ The Musical?

Christopher Wheeldon is the director and choreographer of MJ The Musical. He won the Best Choreography Tony Award in 2023 for his work. He is also known for his direction and Tony-winning choreography of An American in Paris.

Which Michael Jackson songs are in MJ The Musical?

MJ The Musical includes more than two dozen Michael Jackson songs including "Thriller," "Beat It," "Billie Jean," "Bad," and "Smooth Criminal." The show also features Jackson 5 songs and a few other famous pop songs from his era. Learn more about how Michael Jackson songs are used in MJ The Musical.

Is MJ The Musical appropriate for kids?

MJ The Musical is recommended for ages 8 and up. Please note that children 4 and younger are not permitted in Broadway theatres.

Is MJ The Musical good?

MJ The Musical won four Tony Awards and is among the best-reviewed shows on New York Theatre Guide. Our five-star review reads, "MJ is the platinum standard... the perfect salutation to the life of an imperfect but gifted icon."

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