“MJ,” a musical about the life and work of King of Pop Michael Jackson, is now set to debut on Broadway in the spring of 2021.
The move to postpone the musical comes after the Great White Way extended its shutdown through Labor Day due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The show will now start preview performances on March 8, 2021, with an opening night scheduled for April 15 at Neil Simon Theatre. “MJ” was initially set to premiere on July 6, 2020.
The musical was written by Lynn Nottage and directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon.
Ephraim Sykes will portray Jackson in the musical, which will feature classic Jackson songs like “Beat It,” “Billie Jean,” “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and “Smooth Criminal.”
The plans to run the musical comes despite child abuse allegations made against Jackson in HBO‘s controversial documentary Leaving Neverland.
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