Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Michael Jackson Broadway Musical “MJ” Moves from This Summer to Next March 2021 with April Opening Night


The Michael Jackson Broadway musical, “MJ,” was supposed to open this summer. But those plans have gone awry, and now “MJ” will start previews in March 2021, and open on April 15th.

The show is produced by the Jackson estate with Lia Vollack Productions. Lia was a very popular and successful record executive and sound expert who was once a roadie for groups like the Ramones and Johnny Thunders. She worked her way up to a top spot at Sony Music. Now she’s producing this show, and her husband, Tony winner Derek McLane, has designed the sets. Lynn Nottage wrote the book for the musical, which presumably stops at the end of the 1980s before Jackson’s scandals began.

I was tracking sales for “MJ” for this summer and they weren’t that great. But maybe with time delay and pent up interest in all returning Broadway shows, “MJ” will make people got to be there.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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