NEWS: MJ the Musical Announces London Opening Date

The Tony Award winning musical will be making its UK debut next year.

(c)Matthew Murphy

It has been announced by producers Lia Vollack, John Branca and John McClain that performances of MJ the Musical will begin at the Prince Edward Theatre on the 6th March 2024, with the official opening night taking place on the 27th March 2024. Tickets will go on sale on Wednesday 24th May 2023.

He is one of the greatest entertainers of all time. Now, Michael Jackson’s unique and unparalleled artistry is heading to the West End in the Tony Award®-winning new musical.

Centred around the making of his 1992 Dangerous World Tour, MJ goes beyond the singular moves and signature sound of the star, offering a rare look at the creative mind and collaborative spirit that catapulted Jackson into legendary status.

The multi- Tony Award winning production is directed and choreographed by Royal Ballet Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon (who won the Tony Best Choreography of a Musical for MJ) and features a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winning writer Lynn Nottage (Ruined, Sweat). Meanwhile, the creative team behind the production also includes: Scenic Design by Tony Award® and two-time Emmy Award® winner Derek McLane (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Lighting Design by six-time Tony Award® winner Natasha Katz (Once), Costume Design by Tony Award® and Emmy Award® winner Paul Tazewell (Hamilton), Sound Design by Tony Award® and Olivier Award winning Gareth Owen (Come From Away), Projection Design by two- time Tony Award® nominee Peter Nigrini (Dear Evan Hansen), and Hair & Wig Design by two-time Emmy Award nominee Charles LaPointe (The Color Purple). Musical Supervision is by Tony Award® nominee David Holcenberg (Matilda), and the Orchestrations and Arrangements are by David Holcenberg and Tony Award® winner Jason Michael Webb (The Color Purple).

Casting for the London production has yet to be announced.

Tickets go on-sale in the U.K. on Wednesday 24 May 2023. For more information and to sign up for exclusive fan pre-sale ahead of the general on-sale, go to

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