Broadway’s Michael Jackson Has Been Revealed For ‘MJ The Musical’

Broadway’s Michael Jackson has finally been announced.

The title role in the upcoming “MJ The Musical” production goes to Tony-nominated star Ephraim Sykes.

Christopher Wheeldon, who is on board as director and choreographer, said in a statement, according to Deadline: “Ephraim Sykes is a bona fide triple threat and dynamic rising star on Broadway. I am honoured to be working with him on this exciting new production.”

Ephraim Sykes – Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock
Ephraim Sykes – Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Shutterstock

The show is set to begin preview performances on July 6, 2020, at the Neil Simon Theatre. The opening night is then expected to take place on August 13.

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The Jackson musical, which will feature a number of the late star’s hits, was originally due to debut in a pre-Broadway Chicago run but was cancelled.

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Sykes is currently starring in Broadway’s Motown-inspired musical “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations”. He plays the group’s David Ruffin.

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