MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical

MJ The Musical is now at the Neil Simon Theatre from September 2021.

Tickets for MJ The Musical at the Neil Simon Theatre on Broadway will be on sale soon.

Michael Jackson fans rejoice! The world premiere of MJ The Musical (previously entitled Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough) officially debuts on Broadway in spring 2021!

Under the direction of Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon (who also serves as choreographer for the production), the new bio-musical features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, alongside Michael Jackson's greatest hits.

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

Starring as Michael Jackson in this world premiere of MJ The Musical is Grammy and Tony Award nominee and triple-threat sensation Ephraim Sykes, who has previously wowed Broadway audiences with his performance as David Ruffin in Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations and stole the show as Seaweed J. Stubbs in NBC's "Hairspray Live!" in 2016. His interpretation of The King of Pop in MJ The Musical may prove to be a career-defining role for this talented shooting star.

With over 350 million records worldwide, Michael Jackson was an artist unlike any other and MJ The Musical has a plethora of cherished hits to showcase, 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," to name just a few. MJ The Musical provides a new mecca for Michael Jackson fans across the globe to visit and relive the memories.

Get ready to celebrate The King of Pop Broadway-style!

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About MJ The Musical:

MJ The Musical is a brand new bio-musical based on the life of The King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

Ephraim Sykes
Ephraim Sykes
as Michael Jackson
By:
Lynn Nottage
Producer:
Lia Vollack Productions and The Michael Jackson Estate
Director:
Christopher Wheeldon
Songs by:
Michael Jackson
Lighting:
Natasha Katz
Sound:
Gareth Owen
Design:
Derek McLane
Choreography:
Christopher Wheeldon
Costume:
Paul Tazewell
Cast list:
Ephraim Sykes (as Michael Jackson)
Other info:
Music Direction by Jason Michael Webb, Musical Supervision by David Holcenberg, Orchestrations & Arrangements by David Holcenberg and Jason Michael Webb, Projection Design by Peter Nigrini, and Hair & Wig Design by Charles LaPointe
MJ The Musical Performance Dates & Times
Opening: 
September 2021

Neil Simon Theatre

Address:
250 West 52nd Street (between Broadway and 8th Avenue), New York, NY 10019
Nearest subway station:
50th Street station

Latest MJ The Musical News & Features

Photo credit: (Courtesy of MJ The Musical)
New Broadway dates announced for world premiere of ‘MJ The Musical’
October 9, 2020

Following the news that all Broadway theatres will be closed until May 30, 2021 at the earliest, new dates have been announced for MJ The Musical. The musical was originally due to begin previews in March 2021, but performances will now begin at the Neil Simon Theatre in September 2021. MJ The Musical stars Ephraim Sykes as Michael Jackson, with a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage. Although a full discography has not been disclosed, the bio-musical will feature some of Jackson’s chart-topping hits including “Thriller” and “Billie Jean”.

Ephraim Sykes
Michael Jackson musical MJ announces rescheduled Broadway dates for 2021
May 13, 2020

For fans of Michael Jackson, the song "Heal the World" has taken on a whole new meaning over the past couple of months. Now, the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused a delay to the eagerly anticipated world premiere of MJ The Musical on Broadway. The new bio-musical was originally scheduled to begin previews at the Neil Simon Theatre on July 6, 2020, ahead of an official opening on August 13. However, the Broadway shutdown has now been enforced through (at least) September 6, 2020.