#Roommates, you better start saving your coins now because the legendary career of Michael Jackson is being turned into a Broadway musical—and it’s set to premiere next year.
Without question, Michael Jackson is one of (if not the) greatest artists of all-time, so it’s makes perfect sense that his life would be chronicled in musical format. As reported by @THR, the long-awaited Michael Jackson musical is set to make its official Broadway debut in the summer of 2020. Described as a bio-musical, “MJ The Musical,” was previously titled “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” after the late King of Pop’s 1979 hit song from his “Off The Wall” album.
The musical will begin preview performances on July 6th, 2020 with an official opening date set for August 13th at the Neil Simon Theatre. The show will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon and will cover MJ’s career milestones with an emphasis on his achievements throughout his 20s and 30s. If that wasn’t enough to make you buy a ticket, MJ The Musical will not only feature Michael’s iconic catalog of hits, but it will also have a book written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.
Back in February of this year, the producers of the show, which include Michael Jackson’s Estate and Columbia Live Stage, canceled the pre-Broadway engagement in Chicago, due scheduling issues following this year’s strike by Actors’ Equity. Those performances were originally set to kick off on October 29th.
Despite the documentary “Leaving Neverland” threatening to halt production on the musical completely due to a supposed backlash against Michael, the interest in the project has reportedly gained even more popularity than previously thought.
Roommates, will you be getting your tickets for this?