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Michael Jackson Musical “MJ” Casts Young Michaels and Young Marlon, Previews Begin December 6th


“MJ: The Michael Jackson Musical” is coming. Previews begin December 6th on Broadway.

The show announced casting today: Walter Russell III from Harlem, New York, and Christian Wilson from Norfolk, Virginia, will alternate in the role of “Little Michael.” Also announced was Devin Trey Campbell from Bronx, New York, who will play the role of “Little Marlon.”

Tickets are on sale now. So far, it’s show, but that’s par for the course along Broadway. This show will live an die on the performances. The kids will wow audiences, and if the dancing is great and the singing is right, “MJ” could be a big hit. It’s all about Michael from childhood through “Thriller,” with no bad stuff. There’s a lot of pressure on star Myles Frost, but I’ll bet he can do it.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
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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