MJ – The Musical at Eccles Theater

MJ The Musical at Eccles TheaterGathe rup, Michael Jackson fans! MJ the Musical is finally on its first ever national tour – and it’s headed straight to Salt Lake City, Utah. The production explores the pop icon’s life and rise to fame, as told through some of his best hits. You can expect some of the fan favorites to be there, including “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Keep the Faith,” and many more. 

As the Chicago Tribune calls it, “a brilliantly choreographed, gorgeously executed celebration.” MJ the Musical is taking you on a trip down memory lane and reliving Jackson’s life. The show will hold a series of performances at the Eccless Theatre from the 27th of February to the 3rd of March. Brought to you by the Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage in collaboration with Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage.

Check out MJ the Musical’s schedule of performances below. Select your preferred date and time and click on the ‘GET TICKETS’ button. Make sure to secure yours before the show sells out! 

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“Utterly electrifying!” – Chicago Tribune

“MJ is one of the best shows ever!” – WGN Radio

“MJ serves as a nostalgic wallop to the happily receptive senses!” – LA Excites

MJ Musical tickets

MJ the Musical is one of the hottest tickets on Broadway. Upon its premiere, it took home four Tony Awards in total, including Best Choreography, Best Lighting Design in a Musical, and Best Sound Design in a Musical. With a score that includes some of the most iconic songs in recording history, the musical has a book written by two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage. Meanwhile, Christopher Wheeldon, a Tony Award winner, is both director and choreographer. It is produced on Broadway and on tour by Lia Vollack, John Branca, and John McClain.

It’s all about the man himself, Michael Jackson. Dubbed the King of Pop, Michael Jackson first gained notoriety as a member of the iconic Jackson 5 in the late 1960s. He went on to become one of the most influential cultural figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest performers of all time. Websites crashed in 2009 as the news of his unexpected death stunned people all across the world, as they wanted to know what was going on with the well-loved performer. Thirty-one top 10 songs, thirteen Grammy Awards, six Brit Awards, and twenty-six American Music Awards are testaments to his career. 

“Nothing but the late King of Pop’s greatest hits!” – The Wrap

“The music and the dancing are sensational.” – TimeOut NY

“Offering a bit of historical perspective on the restless brilliance captured in other routines.” – New York Stage Review

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MJ Musical Cast & Crew

In this first-ever national tour of MJ – The Musical, Roman Banks plays the King of Pop. He is also credited as the first BIPOC actor to play the title role in Broadway’s Dear Evan Hansen. “I am extremely excited that the incredibly talented Roman Banks will soon be dazzling audiences across America as Michael Jackson in MJ. Roman is a stunning performer, and we are lucky to have him leading the company on our first national tour,” Director Christopher Wheeldon said in a press release. 

He is joined by Jamaal Fields-Green as the MJ Alternate; Brandon Lee Harris as Michael; Josiah Benson as Little Michael; Ethan Joseph as Little Michael; Devin Bowles as Joseph Jackson/Rob; Mary Kate Moore as Rachel; J. Daughtry as Berry Gordy/Nick; Josh A. Dawson as Tito Jackson/Quincy Jones; Jaylen Lyndon Hunter as Little Marlon; Matt Loehr as Dave; Da’Von Moody as Alejandro; and Anastasia Talley as Katherine Jackson/Kate.

Other members of the ensemble, swings, and understudies include JoJo Carmichael, Croix DiIenno, Kellie Drobnick, Kyle Dupree, Zuri Noelle Ford, Jahir L. Hipps, Bryson Jacobi Jackson, Rajané Katurah, Jordan Markus, Matteo Marretta, Janayé McAlpine, Jay McKenzie, Kendrick Mitchell, Chelsea Mitchell-Bonsu, Zion Pradier, Ayla Stackhouse, Brion Marquis Watson, Charles P. Way, and Malcolm Miles Young.

MJ features set design by Derek McLane; lighting design by Natasha Katz; costume design by Paul Tazewell; sound design by Gareth Owen; projection design by Peter Nigrini; hair and wig design by Charles LaPointe; music direction by Jason Michael Webb; musical supervision by David Holcenberg; and orchestrations by Holcenberg and Webb. Casting is by Rachel Hoffman of The Telsey Office.

“This is a star-making tour de force performance requiring a level of singing, dancing and nuanced acting rarely seen on stage.” – Stage and Cinema

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MJ Musical Reviews

The New York Theatre sang its praises in a rave review. They wrote, “”With respect, I wanna keep this about my music,” Michael Jackson (Myles Frost) says near the start of “MJ The Musical.” And that’s what this show, opening tonight on Broadway, certainly does: There are some three dozen songs presented in 135 minutes, with exciting choreography by director Christopher Wheeldon built on Jackson’s signature moves, performed by an energetic ensemble and three different Michael Jackson impersonators – performing as the kid who started and starred in the Jackson 5; the teenager who broke out on his own with Off The Wall; and, most of the time, the King of Pop, who wowed the world with Thriller, Bad, Smooth Criminal and the moonwalk.”

“It’s a rollicking parade of hits, vocal high points, and a sanitized spin through Jackson’s life that sketches demons without filling them in.” – The Guardian
“This show was otherwordly, it was extraordinary and it was just amazing! It really showcased Michael as a person and a creative MASTER!” – BroadwayWorld

Do not miss out on seeing MJ the Musical live on stage! It’s about the life and rise to fame of one of the most iconic people to ever live, all with his best hits on stage. Go ahead and grab your tickets for the show today! Hurry and secure yours before the show sells out!