Michael Jackson musical postpones its Broadway debutSaturday, May 16, 2020
NEW YORK (AP) — A musical about Michael Jackson has pushed its Broadway debut to next year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Preview performances of MJ are now set to begin in March 2021 at the Neil Simon Theatre. The musical — previously called Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough — was to start performances in New York City on July 6.
The musical is inspired by Jackson's life and music. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage is writing the book, using Jackson's vast catalogue of songs. Tony Award winner Christopher Wheeldon will direct and choreograph and Ephraim Sykes will star as Jackson.
Jackson sold millions of records and was a 13-time Grammy winner. In 1983 he became an international icon with the release of Thriller, a best-selling album with such hits as Beat It and Billie Jean. He died in 2009.
Although an exact date for performances to resume on Broadway has yet to be determined, Broadway producers are now offering refunds and exchanges for tickets purchased for shows through September 6.
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