Michael Jackson Musical Put on Hold Due to Broadway Shutdown Amid Pandemic

The stage show chronicling the life and music legacy of the late King of Pop has been postponed due to the ongoing Broadway shutdown amid the coronavirus crisis.

AceShowbiz -“MJ“, the Broadway-bound Michael Jackson musical, has been postponed until next year due to the coronavirus shutdown.

The stage venture will now begin previews in March 2021 with opening night set for April 15, 2021 at New York’s Neil Simon Theater.

Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, the show was set to begin performances in July 2020.

The news comes a day after theatre bosses announced the Broadway shutdown would be extended to September 8, 2020.

Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, “MJ” stars Ephraim Sykes as Jackson and will feature a book by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and a score comprised of Jackson’s hit songs.

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