MJ The Musical will begin a North American tour next year. Directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winning Christopher Wheelton, the musical opens on Broadway at Chicago’s James M. Nederlander Theater on July 15, 2023, before traveling to 17 cities. Further tour commitments and the full cast will be announced at a later date. Get ready!
MJ The Musical North American Tour
“We’re very excited about Broadway’s response to MJ, and we’re already gearing up to bring this exciting show to Chicago and the United States,” producer Lia Vollack said in a statement. “Chicago is a premier theatre and music destination and we are delighted to begin this journey in one of the best-organized venues in the Nederlander.”
MJ features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and a score made up of Michael Jackson’s song catalog.
The musical, starring Myles Frost, opened at Broadway’s Neil Simon Theatre on February 1.
The musical features the writings of two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. And a score composed of some of the most popular songs in recording history. Tony Award-winning Christopher Wheelton directed and choreographed.
Derek McLane takes care of the set design. Natasha Katz for lighting, Paul Tazewell for costumes, Gareth Owen for sound design, Peter Nigrini for projection design. Charles LaPointe for hair and wig design. Jason Michael Webb for music direction, David Holcenberg for music supervision. and the orchestration by Holcenberg and Webb. Rachel Hoffman of The Telsey Office handles the casting. The production makes Broadway the first in history to offer four separate poster covers. Beginning on opening night and continuing through February, in celebration of black history.
Myles Frost makes his Broadway debut as the King of Pop. Also in the cast are Quentin Earl Darrington as Joseph Jackson and Rob, Whitney Bashor as Rachel, Gabriel Ruiz as Alejandro, Antoine L. Smith as Berry Gordy and Nick, Joey Sorge as Dave, John Edwards as Jackie Jackson, Ayana George as Katherine Jackson, Apollo Levine as Quincy Jones and Tito Jackson, Tavon Olds-Sample as Michael, Lamont Walker II as Jermaine Jackson, and Zelig Williams as Marlon Jackson.
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