The amazing Broadway musical revolving around the life of Michael Jackson will go on stage across the United States of America in 2023.
Michael Jackson or “MJ” – The Musical, is set to hit the stage in 17 major cities across the United States of America over a time period of two years starting from next year.
It is scheduled to start its journey from James M. Nederlander theatre in Chicago on 15th July 2023.
“We are thrilled by the Broadway response to ‘MJ,’ and that we are already deep in preparations to bring this exhilarating show to Chicago and across the United States,” said co-producer Lia Vollack in a statement. “Chicago is a premier theater and music destination, and we are excited to be able to begin this journey in one of the Nederlander Organization’s most beautiful venues.”
The complete list of cast and crew will be announced later along with the additional engagement events on the tour.
The tour is said to include a two-week engagement in North Carolina at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte.
The first starting event will begin on September 26th and will end on 8th October 2023.
The musical is said to have all the big hits of Michael Jackson as well as the most popular songs of Jackson 5 including; Black or White, ABC, Bad, Billie Jean, Blame it on the Boogie, Thriller, I’ll be there and Off the wall.
The critics of Broadway have given mixed reviews regarding this musical. Most of the critics are of the opinion that this broadway musical will sidestep all the molestation stories and accusations which were successfully dodged by Michael Jackson in his life.
Despite that, almost all of the critics agreed that the songs and the dances are top-notch, especially the lead guy, Myles Frost. Everyone has been all praises about his performance.
The Broadway musical was approved by the Michael Jackson estate. This broadway will be a perfect way of reminiscing the old memories of the life and career of the greatest pop star ever lived on the face of the earth. The choreography in the Broadway show is done by Christopher Wheeldon, while the direction and playwright is done by Lynn Nottage.
Broadway has taken the same technique as the MTV film crew had when they captured the tour preparation of Michael Jackson’s famous “Dangerous” tour back in 1992.