‘MJ’ Is the Show to See on Broadway
He's one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson's unique artistry is on Broadway in MJ, the new musical that's become a must-see for visitors to NYC.
There are many reasons why fans of all ages are coming to the Neil Simon Theatre to see this exciting new musical. Even if you're unfamiliar with Jackson's music, you'll still be blown away by the Tony Award®-winning choreography, spectacular staging, dazzling costumes and compelling storytelling.
Centered around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, and created by two-time Tony Award® winner Director/Choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, and two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Playwright, Lynn Nottage, MJ goes beyond the amazing moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that helped make Jackson a legend.
At the beginning of the show, the audience hears the smash-hit "Beat It." MJ, played by Elijah Rhea Johnson, walks onstage and the real magic begins. He brings the audience on a journey, sharing all the talent, passion and joy of one of the greatest icons of our time. And "Beat It" is just one of over 25 songs from Jackson's extensive catalog that audiences get to experience in this non-stop musical journey. It'll be hard to resist dancing in the aisles to beloved hits like "Bad," "Billie Jean" and "Smooth Criminal."
With an explosion of music and performances as unforgettable as the artist himself, MJ delivers the quintessential Broadway experience sure to thrill and inspire you and your student groups. Just ask the students who participated in the 2023 Jimmy Awards®, proudly sponsored by MJ! Whether it's your first time hearing Jackson's beloved hits, or you're a longtime fan, you're sure to be thrilled.
From the East Coast to London's West End, this smash hit is "Startin' Somethin'" worldwide. But you can see it now where it all began: on Broadway! If you're planning a visit to New York City, seeing MJ absolutely has to be at the top of your list.
Learn more by visiting MJ the Musical.
Courtesy of Broadway Inbound.
Photos Courtesy of Matt Murphy.