The world premiere staging of the Michael Jackson musical MJ has been postponed again due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Performances are now set to begin at the Neil Simon Theatre in September 2021 with exact dates to be announced.
MJ features a book by two-time Pulitzer winner Lynn Nottage and a score made up of Jackson’s song catalogue. Tony winner Christopher Wheeldon is set to direct and choreograph. As previously announced, the musical stars Tony nominee Ephraim Sykes as Michael Jackson.
MJ features set design by Derek McLane, lighting design by Natasha Katz, costume design by Paul Tazwell, sound design by Gareth Owen, projection design by Peter Nigrini and hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe. Jason Michael Webb serves as music director, with musical supervision by David Holcenberg and orchestrations by Holcenberg and Webb.
The production was originally scheduled to begin previews on July 6 and open on August 13. Performances were then scheduled to begin on March 8, 2021 with opening night slated for April 15.
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