MJ the Musical
Book MJ the Musical tickets and discover the man behind the moonwalks
One of the world’s most captivating performers lights up the West End in MJ the Musical. This blazing, Tony Award-winning show takes audiences on an exhilarating journey into Michael Jackson’s unrivalled creative mind, soundtracked by his best-loved songs. Already a hit on Broadway, it hops across the pond to start somethin’ at the Prince Edward Theatre in 2024 with Tony Award-winner Myles Frost starring as the King of Pop.
Behind the sharp moves and snappy style, Michael Jackson is lauded as one of the most innovative minds in the music industry, and nothing proves this more than his groundbreaking 1992 Dangerous World Tour. MJ takes us beyond the headlines and spectacle, and into the collaborative, creative mind that propelled Jackson to superstardom during that game-changing period. This show promises all the spectacle of his stage presence and all the fascinating detail of his backstage work, combined into a jukebox musical that will have you hooked from start to end.
No show about Jackson is complete without the sounds of his iconic music ringing through the auditorium and the hits keep coming in MJ! Songs in the show include all of the tunes fans and casual listeners know and love – “Thriller”, “Earth Song”, “Billie Jean”, “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” and even a Jackson 5 Medley, harking back to the artists former years as a child star.
MJ the Musical is written by American playwright Lynne Nottage, whose Pulitzer Prize-winning play Sweat ran in the West End in 2019. The show features over 25 of Michael Jackson’s greatest hits, performed live on stage with snappy choreography by director Christopher Wheeldon. His other projects include Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and The Winter’s Tale at the Royal Ballet, and his work on MJ brings the spirit and skill of the singer to thrilling life on stage. The experience is so electrifying it will feel like you are watching the real deal!
MJ first opened on Broadway in 2021 and has been a huge success, with many weeks of performances sold out and averaging over $1 million dollars in grosses. It was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best New Musical, and it went on to win in four categories: Best Choreography, Best Actor in a Musical, Best Lighting Design in a Musical and Best Sound Design in a Musical. Critics also hailed it a success, calling it “visually & sonically ravishing” (Deadline) and a “riveting, adrenaline rush of a show” (The Washington Post).
Casting for MJ the Musical in London includes Myles Frost, who steps into the iconic silhouette of Jackson himself. Frost previously starred in MJ on Broadway, and his uncanny, scintillating and magnetic performance won the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Musical.
Whether you’re a loyal fan or simply fascinated by Jackson’s pop-culture impact, don’t stop ’til you get enough of this spectacular new musical.
Age recommendations for MJ the Musical are to be confirmed.