Producers of MJ The Musical have announced the hit Broadway show will open at London’s Prince Edward Theatre on 6 March 2024.
Tickets go on-sale in the U.K. on Wednesday 24 May 2023.
MJ The Musical won 4 Tony Awards on Broadway in 2022, and was nominated for 10. The London production will begin previews on Wednesday 6 March 2024 with an official press night on Wednesday 27 March 2024.
Casting for the London production is to be confirmed.
One of the greatest entertainers of all time, Michael Jackson’s artistry is showcased in the musical, which centres on the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour. MJ strives to go 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 into legendary status.
The show has a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning writer Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat), and will be directed and choreographed by Royal Ballet Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon OBE, who won the Tony Award for Best Choreography of a Musical for MJ on Broadway. His previous directing credits include An American in Paris.
The wider creative team includes Scenic Design by Tony Award and two-time Emmy Award winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Lighting Design by six-time Tony Award-winner Natasha Katz (Once), Costume Design by Tony Award and Emmy Award winner Paul Tazewell (Hamilton), Sound Design by Tony Award and Olivier Award winning Gareth Owen (Come From Away), Projection Design by two- time Tony Award nominee Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen), and Hair & Wig Design by two-time Emmy Award nominee Charles LaPointe (The Color Purple). Musical Supervision is by Tony Award nominee David Holcenberg (Matilda The Musical), and the Orchestrations and Arrangements are by David Holcenberg and Tony Award winner Jason Michael Webb (The Color Purple).
Prior to MJ The Musical, the Prince Edward Theatre welcomes another Broadway transfer, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, running at the Prince Edward from 31 March 2023 booking to 1 October 2023.
More about MJ The Musical at the Prince Edward Theatre in London